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Sachs Discusses Post-2015 Development Agenda

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and a U.N. adviser, discusses the Sustainable Development Goals in several news outlets. The Hindu: “Sustainable, green development and gender equality are leading challenges for India” “India faces the challenge of achieving gender equality, urban sustainability and improving public health,…

UNITAID President Discusses Eradicating Extreme Poverty, Tackling AIDS

Euronews: UNITAID head on ending extreme poverty, tackling AIDS and innovative fund raising Euronews’s “The Global Conversation” interviews Philippe Douste-Blazy, former minister in the French government and president of UNITAID, on “eradicat[ing] extreme poverty and rais[ing] awareness of the need to tackle AIDS in the world’s poorest countries” (7/3).

Congress Should Work To Pass Electrify Africa Act

Roll Call: Electrify Africa, Energize Africa, and Power Africa: Partnering With Africa for the Long Run Tony Elumelu, chair of Heirs Holdings Limited and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation “…The shortage of energy in Africa obstructs progress in health care, education, food security, and all forms of industrial and…

U.N. Should Include NCDs In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Inter Press Service: Fighting Killer Diseases Is Essential in the Post-2015 Agenda Laurent Huber, director of the Framework Convention Alliance “…[T]he Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the MDGs in 2015 must expand the list of health goals to include non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — the world’s #1 killer. ……

Some MDG Data Old But Shows Trends, Annual Report Author Says

SciDev.Net: ‘Frustration’ over old or missing data in MDGs report “Some of the statistics in the latest Millennium Development Goals report are up to four years old, according to the lead author of the report published yesterday. … But she does not believe that outdated statistics hamper progress towards meeting…

CGD Examines New Report On Africa’s Data Revolution

Center for Global Development: Africa’s Data Revolution — Amanda Glassman Lawrence MacDonald, vice president of communications and policy outreach at the Center for Global Development (CGD), speaks to Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, about a new report that examines Africa’s data revolution and…

World Bank Can Help Migrants Send Money Home For Families’ Needs, Including Health

New York Times: Migrants and the Middlemen “…Last year alone, migrants in rich countries sent an estimated $404 billion to their families in developing countries. The money pays for daily needs, as well as for health, education, and emergencies. But the cost to transfer those billions is likely to rise…

World’s Least Developed Countries Seek Inclusion In Post-2015 Agenda

Inter Press Service: World’s Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda “The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world’s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion. An Open-ended Working Group (OWG), which will continue its 13th…

SciDev.Net Interviews Hans Rosling On Teaching, Addressing Global Trends

SciDev.Net: Q&A: Hans Rosling on depicting global trends accurately SciDev.Net interviews Hans Rosling — professor of global health at the Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chair of the Gapminder Foundation — about teaching demography and other issues to high school and college teachers and depicting global trends to the public…