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U.S. State Department Appoints Special Coordinator For Post-2015 Development Agenda

U.S. Department of State: Announcement of Special Coordinator for the Post-2015 Development Agenda “The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Pipa as Special Coordinator for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Mr. Pipa will lead U.S. engagement and negotiations during the intergovernmental process at the United…

Tsetse Fly Impacts Development In Africa, Working Paper Shows

Humanosphere: This insect is causing a lot of problems in Africa (and it’s not the mosquito) Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy highlights the tsetse fly’s impact in Africa, as discussed in a working paper by Marcella Alsan. “…By taking a historical look at progress in Africa, economist [and physician] Marcella Alsan…

Devex Conducts Thought Leader Survey On Future Of Global Development

Devex: The future of #GlobalDev “What’s global development going to look like a decade from now? That was the question Devex asked Executive Members in a survey about the future of the industry. Following the publication of the survey results, Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger posed the same question to…

U.N. Marks International Day For Eradication Of Poverty

U.N. News Centre: On international Day, Ban declares eradication of poverty a ‘most fundamental obligation’ “Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [on Friday] with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms…” (10/17).

Redouble Efforts To Reach MDGs In Final Year To ‘Make Good On Our Promise’

Huffington Post: Let’s Build on Our Success Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children International “…The MDGs stand out as one of the resonant and unifying political agreements ever achieved. There are 90 million people living today whose lives would have otherwise been cut short. We’ve proven we can…

Health, Development Goals In Gates Annual Letter More Realistic Than Draft U.N. SDGs

Bloomberg Businessweek: Bill and Melinda Gates Want the U.N. to Get Real Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…The bets in the Gates [annual] letter are far more likely to happen than the U.N. [Sustainable Development Goals] draft’s targets. … The Gateses’ annual letter is a…

7 ‘Achievable But Ambitious’ NTD Goals For 2015

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: A Wish List for 2015: 7 Achievable Victories in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases Mirta Roses Periago, former director of the Pan American Health Organization, outlines her “wish list” for 2015, which “includes seven achievable yet ambitious victories for the…

U.N. Declares 2015 As International Year Of Light

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: 2015 is the U.N. International Year of Light Paul T. Mungai, the science officer in the Office of UNESCO Affairs at the State Department, notes the U.N. has declared this year as the International Year of Light, writing, “Light technologies provide solutions to global challenges…

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