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Experts Urge Inclusion Of NTDs In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Global Health Partners Continue to Urge the Inclusion of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Post-2015 Development Agenda “In a recently released policy brief, partners from the global health community continue to urge all United Nations (U.N.) Member States to ensure that…

Ending AIDS Proposed As Goal In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. working group wants goal of ending AIDS epidemic by 2030 — UNDP “Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is one of the goals proposed to replace U.N. development targets that expire next year, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Tuesday…” (Nguyen,…

Congress Considering Measures To Help Electrify Africa

Inter Press Service: U.S. Debating “Historic” Support for Off-Grid Electricity in Africa “Pressure is building [in Washington, D.C.,] for lawmakers to pass a bill that would funnel billions of dollars of U.S. investment into strengthening Africa’s electricity production and distribution capabilities, and could offer broad new support for off-grid opportunities…”…

Experts Warn Child Marriage, FGM Threaten Development Progress

News outlets discuss a new report from UNICEF on child marriages and genital mutilation, as well as the first summit to end child marriages. Associated Press: Britain, U.N. host 1st summit to end child marriages “More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United…

Cambodia’s HIV/AIDS Efforts Face Challenges, Future Financial Gaps

VOA News: Cambodia Faces Key Challenges in Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS “Cambodia’s efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS over the past 15 years have won it praise, and put it well ahead of many other low-income countries. But some of those most involved in the fight against AIDS are worried that an…

Opinion Pieces Address Ending Child Marriage, FGM

The following opinion pieces discuss the Girl Summit taking place this week in London. The Guardian: As long as it exists, child marriage will stand in the way of gender equality Heather Hamilton, global coordinator of Girls Not Brides “…The Girl Summit is an opportunity for governments to make commitments…

Inequality Can Lead To Wider Spread Of Military Conflicts, Letter To Cameron Says

The Guardian: Global inequality risks spread of military conflicts, Cameron warned “David Cameron is warned today by Graça Machel, widow of the late South African statesman Nelson Mandela, that unless world leaders made 2015 a year for development, the consequence would not just be poverty but also growing military conflicts…

Haiti Achieves Several MDGs Ahead Of Deadline; Cholera Rates Decline

U.N. News Centre: Feature: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development “Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached — or nearly reached — several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a report launched…

MDG Report Shows No Decline In New HIV Infections Among Young People

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global HIV response failing young people, according to U.N. report Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, writes, “While new HIV infections have declined by 44 percent among adults, people aged 15 to 24 have seen no decline…

Post-2015 Development Agenda Will ‘Lay The Foundation’ For Future Progress

Devex: Global goals that matter Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “…While we have made critical advances, we still have a lot more work to do to make sure that the poorest and most vulnerable communities have access to life-saving services and opportunities. Additionally, progress on…