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Progress Being Made To Close Gap In Contraceptives Access Among Women But More Effort Needed To Reach Goals, FP2020 Report Shows

News outlets highlight findings from a Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) report released on Thursday, titled “Commitment to Action 2014-2015.” BBC News: Push to meet ‘shortfall’ in global contraceptives target “Plans to get contraceptives to millions more women in the world’s poorest countries are behind track, a report by campaigners and…

Partnership, Cooperation Improve Donor Impact, Effectiveness, AidData Survey Shows

The Guardian: Which are the best aid donors? Governments have their say Duncan Green, senior strategic adviser at Oxfam Great Britain “…For years I’ve been moaning about how no one ever asks developing country governments to assess aid donors (rather than the other way around), and how no one publishes…

Investing In Family Planning Essential To Achieving SDGs, Ending Poverty

Devex: Family planning: It’s time to invest Megan Elliott, vice president for strategy and development at Marie Stopes International “…If the world is serious about ending poverty by 2030, access to contraception cannot be allowed to fall off the agenda, or left unfunded. As health issues move increasingly towards domestic…

U.N.’s Ban Urges Nations Not To Shift Resources To Refugee Crises At Expense Of Development Aid

Inter Press Service: Refugee Crisis May Threaten Development Aid to World’s Poor “As the spreading refugee crisis threatens to destabilize national budgets of donor nations in Western Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday appealed to the international community not to forsake its longstanding commitment for development assistance to the world’s poorer…

TPP Needs ‘Thorough Human Rights Assessment’ To Ensure No Threat To Achieving SDGs

The Conversation: The Trans-Pacific Partnership poses a grave threat to sustainable development Matthew Rimmer, professor of intellectual property and innovation law at the Queensland University of Technology “…Several chapters of the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] impinge upon the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], potentially undermining the U.N.’s efforts to promote sustainable development…

Guardian Podcast Examines Role Of Data In Reaching SDG Targets

The Guardian: Measuring up: how open data could spur drive to meet the global goals — podcast transcript “…When the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, were adopted in 2001 technology was not so advanced and this has meant huge gaps in the way they’ve been monitored. As we move into…

India Promotes Clean Cooking Technologies To Save Lives, Ensure Social Justice, AP Reports

Associated Press: India sees clean cooking as climate action that saves lives “…India, the world’s third-largest climate polluting nation, has spent decades encouraging cleaner cooking technologies, with limited success. Such a shift would have little impact on India’s emissions of climate-warming greenhouse gases, and many of the alternatives pollute as…

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