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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).

U.N. Appeals To Syrian Government To Allow Humanitarian Aid Access In Besieged Areas

VOA News: U.N. Blocked From Delivering Aid to Besieged Areas in Syria “The United Nations is appealing to the Syrian government to provide the permits needed to send humanitarian aid convoys into besieged and hard-to-reach areas and to allow a life-saving vaccination campaign for children to go ahead. … The…

U.N. Report Suggests More Efforts To Address Food Insecurity In Cyclone-Hit Areas Of Myanmar

U.N. News Centre: Myanmar: U.N. recommends measures to address ongoing food insecurity in cyclone-hit areas “More than seven months after Cyclone Komen struck Myanmar, poor rural communities are still seeing increased levels of food insecurity, a situation highlighting their vulnerability to withstand similar emergencies in the future, warns a joint…

International Community Should Cooperatively Manage Water Sources

Project Syndicate: Managing the Politics of Water Prince El Hassan bin Talal, founder and chair of the Arab Thought Forum and the West Asia-North Africa Forum and distinguished member of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, and Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group “…The international community…

Polio Eradication In Conflict Areas Requires Securing Support Of Political, Militant Leaders

Project Syndicate: The Politics of Polio Eradication Jonathan Kennedy, teaching fellow at the UCL School of Public Policy and research associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, and Domna Michailidou economic adviser for OECD’s Economics Department and teaching fellow at the Center for Development Studies at…

U.S. Lawmakers Should Prioritize Zika Response, Funding

The Hill: Clock is ticking on Zika funding Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Health “…While public health officials and providers have a sense of urgency [around the Zika virus], the federal government is dragging its feet. The head of the House Appropriations Committee recently rejected the Obama administration’s $1.8…

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