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Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves Partners Announce Funding Pledges At Conference

Media sources report on pledges made during the Cookstoves Future Summit that took place in New York last week. Devex: Partners pledge $413M for clean cookstoves “…[T]he Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to deliver clean cookstoves to 100 million people by 2020, and at the recent Cookstoves for Future…

U.N. General Assembly Committee Passes Resolution To End Child, Forced Marriages

Reuters: United Nations members resolve to end child marriage “…The committee of the 193-nation General Assembly that deals with human rights adopted by consensus a resolution urging all states to take steps to end ‘child, early, and forced marriage.’ There are now more than 700 million women who were married…

U.N. Needs Fewer, Smarter Development Targets

Washington Post: The United Nations needs a shorter, stronger game plan for humanity Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “… In 2000, the United Nations set targets for the world to meet by 2015. … These targets worked because they were few and sharp — just 374 words…

U.S. House Passes Legislation To Improve Female Birth Data, Promote Legal Rights Of Women

Devex: U.S. House votes to make girls count “Women and girls in developing countries found support on Capitol Hill, as the U.S. House of Representatives passed Wednesday two pieces of legislation aimed to improve data around female births and encourage more U.S.-funded scholarships for Pakistani women. .. The Girls Count…

Mozambique Aims To Lower Cervical Cancer Rate With Screenings, HPV Vaccinations

VOA News: Mozambique Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccines for School Girls “Mozambique has one of the world’s highest rates of cervical cancer, a disease that kills 4,000 women there every year. A new plan to vaccinate 10-year-old girls could turn the tide in the fight against a devastating illness that…

Preventing Violence Against Girls Vital To Ending AIDS

Daily Beast: To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls Michele Moloney-Kitts, director of Together for Girls “…Until girls’ rights and needs are placed at the top of our agenda, we won’t get far in achieving our goal to stop HIV, not to mention many other critical public health issues.…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding 25th Anniversary Of Child Rights Convention

Huffington Post: It Is Time for an International Children’s Court Gordon Brown, U.N. special envoy for global education and former U.K. prime minister Inter Press Service: U.S. Missing in Child Rights Convention Kul Gautam, a former UNICEF deputy executive director and U.N. assistant secretary general Huffington Post: 25 Years Later,…

Blog Post Examines Pneumonia Case Numbers, Mortality Rates, Spending

Humanosphere: Explaining pneumonia’s big global decline on a tiny budget In a guest post, Nancy Fullman, a policy translation specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses the relationships among global pneumonia case numbers, mortality rates, and spending on the disease (11/20).