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LGBTI Rights Remains Contentious Issue At U.N. Status Of Women Meeting

Inter Press Service: ‘Hate Group’ Inclusion Shows U.N. Members Still Divided on LGBT Rights “A group designated as a hate group [by the Southern Poverty Law Center] for its ‘often violent rhetoric’ against LGBTI rights was an invited member of the United States Official Delegation to the annual women’s meeting,…

New WHO Director General Will Inherit ‘Daunting Task’ Of Fundraising, Reform

Huffington Post: The Global Health Community Looks for its Next Leader John E. Lange, senior fellow for global health diplomacy at the U.N. Foundation “…[The WHO executive board] selected three nominees — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, David Nabarro of the United Kingdom, and Sania Nishtar of Pakistan — to be…

G7, G20 Leadership Vital To Improving Global Food Security, Agricultural Development

Chicago Council on Global Affairs: A Food-Secure Future: G7 And G20 Action On Agriculture And Food As part of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs new blog series “A Food-Secure Future,” Isabel DoCampo, research associate at the Chicago Council, examines the commitments made by the G7 and G20 on global food…

Wilson Center Event Highlights Results From Global Midwifery Survey

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realities: Results From the First Global Midwifery Survey Nancy Chong, intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a Wilson Center event reporting results from a survey of midwives. Speakers at the event included Samara Ferrara,…

At CSW Opening Session, U.N. Leaders Call For Greater Efforts To Educate, Empower Women

Associated Press/TIME: Women’s Rights Are Under Attack Worldwide, Warns U.N. Chief “Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that women are suffering ‘new assaults on their safety and dignity’ around the world, pointing to extremists subjugating women and governments curtailing women’s freedoms and rolling back laws against domestic violence. He told the…

New Field Of ‘Planetary Health’ Demands Attention, Action

The Lancet: Offline: Planetary health — the great acceleration Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…[T]he present climate predicament facing our planet and its peoples was an emergency, and an insufficiently recognized one at that. Now we have an American president who is recommending dramatic cuts to the U.S. Environmental…

Stanford University Panel Discussion Examines Gender Parity In Global Health Conferences, Events

Stanford Medicine’s “Scope”: Gender parity in global health events: A conversation Rachel Leslie, communications officer at the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, discusses a panel discussion on the under-representation of women in global health conferences and events. During the conversation, participants discussed challenges in achieving gender…

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