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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…

The Lancet To Advocate For Health Security In 2016

The Lancet: Health security: the defining challenge of 2016 Editorial Board “…Whatever geopolitical uncertainty lies ahead in 2016, The Lancet will advocate for renewed scientific investment and endeavor in areas where gaps in practice, policy, and research, across clinical medicine and global health remain. We see the overriding theme uniting…

Japan Hosts International Meetings On UHC, Global Fund Replenishment

News outlets report on the opening of the International Conference on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the 5th Replenishment Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, taking place in Tokyo. EFE/La Prensa: Bill Gates participates in Tokyo conference to end malaria and AIDS “…The two-day…

WTO Meeting Host Kenya Opens Talks With Call To Decrease Poverty, Diversify Economies

Agence France-Presse: Global trade talks open with call to fight poverty “Global trade talks opened Tuesday with host Kenya highlighting their role in combating poverty, and urging African nations to diversify their economies. War-torn Afghanistan and Ebola-ravaged Liberia are set to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) as it holds…

Focus On Learning What Policies Work To Achieve SDG Targets

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Will Setting Goals End Hunger? What’s Next for the SDGs… In a guest post, Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University, president and founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, and founder of ImpactMatters, “a newly launched organization that helps nonprofits use and create…

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