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Food Pricing Remains Both Political, Economic Issue In Developing Democracies

Washington Post: Where and why food prices lead to social upheaval Cullen S. Hendrix, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Stephan M. Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of…

Multilateral, Cooperative Funding Options Must Be Established For SDGs To Succeed

Project Syndicate: New Frontiers in Development Finance Mahmoud Mohieldin, corporate secretary and the president’s special envoy at the World Bank Group, and Marco Scuriatti, special assistant at the Office of the President’s Envoy on the Post-2015 Agenda at the World Bank Group “…To support this joint approach [to funding for…

Food Security, Nutrition Should Be Treated As Human Right In SDGs

The Guardian: Why are there still so many hungry people in the world? Hilal Elver, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food “…The new [Sustainable Development Goals] should not be allowed to operate as easily ignored principles, but need to be given teeth. We can eradicate poverty, maintain food…

WHO Tobacco Control Framework To Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

Inter Press Service: Should We Celebrate 10 Years of the Global Tobacco Control Treaty? Laurent Huber, director of the Framework Convention Alliance “February 27 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first global public health treaty. Today the FCTC has…

Prioritizing Adolescent Reproductive Health Becomes Crucial Initiative In Kenya

Huffington Post: Advancing Adolescent Health and Rights: Kenya Can Lead the Way Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) representative to Kenya “On 17 February 2015 in Nairobi, the President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, a passionate advocate for the advancement of youth and empowerment of young people, presided over the…

U.S. Government, Partners Must Sustain Global Immunization Efforts

The Hill: Our vaccine imperative: Protecting children at home and abroad Steve Davis, CEO of PATH “…The U.S. government has a long and continuing history of leadership in global immunization. … But the current measles outbreak proves once again that the successes we have achieved in the U.S. and abroad…

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