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Achieving SDGs, Paris Agreement Requires Ongoing Commitment From International Community

Huffington Post: A New Year for Sustainable Development and Public Health Linda P. Fried, dean and DeLamar professor of public health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health “2016 begins with two historic global agreements shaping sustainable development as never before. … The challenge of public health in…

Academics, NGO Representatives Create List Of Top 100 Development Research Areas

SciDev.Net: Researchers map top 100 development questions “…The list of 100 research areas, drawn up in a paper published last month in Development Policy Review, aims to highlight the most important research questions around the SDGs, which were introduced in September 2015 to replace the Millennium Development Goals. … A…

Opinion Piece Highlights 10 Memorable Global Health Moments In 2015

Huffington Post: 10 Defining Moments that Shaped Global Health in 2015 Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International “When you look back on 2015, what will you remember? … Here are 10 of the moments that lit (or littered) our path to greater health and well-being in 2015:…

2016 Marks Beginning Of Efforts To Reach Sustainable Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: Sustainable Development Goals to kick in with start of new year “As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations officially will usher in — on 1 January 2016 — an even more ambitious…

2015 Marks Year Malaria Eradication Goal Became Possible

CNN: A turning point in an age-old fight against a killer Martin Edlund, founding member and CEO of Malaria No More “…[I]t wasn’t just global leadership that made 2015 so pivotal [in global efforts against malaria]. Breakthrough innovations and swift advances in technology promised to transform the very battleground of…

January 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2016 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial by WHO economists Joseph Kutzin and Susan P. Sparkes on health systems strengthening, universal health coverage, health security and resilience (January 2016).

U.N. Should Create International Treaty Calling For Commitments To End Gender-Based Violence, Former U.N. Rapporteur Says

The Guardian: Sexual violence won’t end until states plug ‘gaping’ legal hole, says expert “A ‘gaping hole’ in international law is allowing governments to ignore their commitments to end gender-based violence, according to the former U.N. special rapporteur on the causes and consequences of violence against women. Rashida Manjoo said…

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