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U.N. Development Cooperation Forum High-Level Meeting Opens To Discuss SDG Implementation

U.N. News Centre: High-level U.N. forum on development cooperation paves way for ‘leaving no one behind’ “Following a day of fruitful discussions in workshops and informal meetings, the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) High-level Symposium officially opened [Thursday] in Brussels, Belgium, with senior U.N. officials urging delegations to ensure…

Women’s Rights Must Move Beyond Rhetoric To Implementing ‘Concrete Actions’

Devex: Women’s equality and inclusive peace need to move beyond talk Simone Filippini, CEO of Cordaid “…[O]n the ground, that’s where the battle for women’s rights is being fought and where real progress is and needs to be made. It’s also where funding is needed most. … Instead of annually…

U.N. Must Promote Harm Reduction As HIV Prevention Strategy Among Drug Users

The Guardian: To end HIV in drug users, stop chasing the dream of a drug-free world Susie McLean, senior adviser on drug use and HIV for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…The evidence for the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions — reducing the negative consequences of drug use rather than focusing…

U.N. Officials Urge Focus On Gender Equality During World Humanitarian Summit

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials call for concrete commitments on gender equality at World Humanitarian Summit “Top United Nations officials [Thursday] called on leaders to attend the World Humanitarian Summit in May and make concrete commitments to enhance gender equality, as women and girls are ‘central’ to humanitarian action…” (3/17).

Devex Profiles Health Organization Women Deliver, Founder Jill Sheffield

Devex: Maternal health issues ‘aren’t finished yet’ — and neither is Jill Sheffield “In 2007, 1,700 people gathered at a large conference center in an east London borough. They’d come at the invitation of Women Deliver, a fledgling advocacy organization founded by Jill Sheffield that same year. It was time,…

Panelists Discuss U.S. Government’s Role In Accelerating Progress On Global Immunization

Health Affairs Blog: U.S. Vaccine Officials Weigh In At The Midpoint Of The Decade Of Vaccines David Fleming, vice president of public health at PATH, highlights a panel discussion at the launch of Health Affairs’ February issue on vaccines, where panelists discussed ways the U.S. can “strengthen its policies, improve coordination and…

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