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Iceland Announces Male-Only U.N. Conference On Women, Gender Equality

Associated Press: Iceland announces men-only U.N. meeting on women “Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited. The country’s foreign affairs minister told the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Monday that the January ‘barbershop’ conference will be…

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Children In Middle East Suffer Detrimental Effects Of War, Experts Say

News outlets report on the negative effects of war and violence on children in the Middle East. U.N. News Centre: Not a single child untouched by recent Gaza conflict, says U.N. rights expert “There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in…

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Pakistan Struggles To Eradicate Polio

News outlets report on Pakistan’s struggle to eradicate polio. IRIN: Polio cases surge in Pakistan “Pakistan is heading for one of its worst years for polio in recent times. According to figures from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), 166 cases of polio have been verified this year, compared to 28…

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AFRICOM’s Involvement In Ebola Response Could Change Future Aid For Human Security Threats

Washington Post: Will AFRICOM’s Ebola response be watershed moment for international action on human security? Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre, assistant professor in the Department of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University “…The AFRICOM and UNMEER missions are not your typical militarized humanitarian intervention. Defining the Ebola crisis as a human…

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U.S. Works With U.N. To Support LGBT Rights

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Free and Equal: Working With the United Nations To Support LGBT Rights Wesley Reisser, foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, discusses how the U.S. played a “role in supporting efforts to highlight LGBT rights” at the U.N. General Assembly in New York…

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Blog Post Examines UNAIDS’ ‘Fast Track’ Strategy Aimed At Ending AIDS By 2030

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: UNAIDS plan to “Fast Track” end of AIDS means prioritizing men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Analysis Examines Ebola Epidemiology Data, Epidemic Projections

Kaiser Family Foundation: Measuring the Impact of Ebola: Will it Reach 1.4 Million? In the latest post in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Policy Insights series, Jen Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy for the foundation, and Josh Michaud, associate director for global health policy at…

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Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 3,000, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll in West Africa has surpassed 3,000. Reuters: West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3,000 — WHO “The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected,…

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Thousands Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Doses Expected To Be Available Early 2015, WHO Says

News outlets report on efforts to develop a safe and effective vaccine for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Experimental Ebola vaccines ready by 2015: WHO “Thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in African countries badly hit by the deadly virus early next year, the World Health…

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U.N. Council Calls Upon Countries To Respect Human Rights In Ebola Efforts

Agence France-Presse: U.N. watchdog says rights must be respected in Ebola fight “The U.N.’s top watchdog on Friday said that countries must not trample over human rights during the battle against Ebola. … In a unanimous decision, the [U.N. Human Rights Council] said that it was calling upon countries to…

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