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U.S. State Department Official Discusses 4 Multilateral Investments To Continue Into 2017, Beyond

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Four Worthy Multilateral Investments for 2017 and Beyond Tracey A. Jacobson, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the U.S. State Department, discusses the U.S. role at the U.N. and highlights four multilateral investments made by the Obama administration…

U.N. Must Reform To Enable Peace, Security, Allow Partnerships To Work Toward SDGs

Newsweek: U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres: My Vision for Revitalizing the United Nations António Guterres, secretary general of the U.N. “…Around the world, conflicts have become more complex and interlinked — producing gross violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses. … Meanwhile, climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization, food…

ONE Campaign Expresses Concern Over Increases In Humanitarian Aid Spending For In-Country Refugees Instead Of Migration’s Root Causes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Charities alarmed as aid spending shifts from poor countries to refugees “…Official development assistance (ODA) reached a record $131.4 billion in 2015, a rise of 6.6 percent in real terms from 2014, according to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) figures released on Wednesday. Of that…

Several Humanitarian Aid Groups Look Ahead To 2017 Priorities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2017? “After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises. … The Thomson Reuters…

WHO Providing HIV Treatment For Libyan Patients After Collapse Of Nation’s Health System

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency fills gap in HIV treatment for patients in Libya “Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing much-needed antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to patients living with HIV in Libya, following the country’s collapse in medical services and inability to provide life-saving…

Wilson Center Event, Podcast Highlight Reproductive Health Care Services Provision In Crises

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Displaced and Disrupted: Closing the Gaps in Maternal Health in Conflicts and Crises Nancy Chong, an intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a December 8 Wilson Center event, titled Closing the Gaps of Maternal Health in…

Tens Of Thousands Of Syrians Displaced, Risk Death In Aleppo Fighting, Aid Groups Say

Devex: Last hours of Aleppo battle turn city into humanitarian catastrophe, aid groups say “One square-mile is the only territory that remains at stake in the battle for Aleppo, but for that prize, the Syrian government and its allies are displacing tens of thousands of civilians, who now risk abduction,…

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