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World’s Least Developed Countries Seek Inclusion In Post-2015 Agenda

Inter Press Service: World’s Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda “The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world’s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion. An Open-ended Working Group (OWG), which will continue its 13th…

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Over 145,000 Syrian Refugee Families Headed By ‘Lone Women,’ U.N. Reports

News outlets discuss a new report released on Tuesday by the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) that says more than 145,000 Syrian families are headed by single women. Al Jazeera: Syria’s war widows fight for survival “…A report released by the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday, says that one in…

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WHO Reports 50 New Ebola Cases, 25 Deaths In West Africa

News outlets highlight the growing number of Ebola cases in West Africa and some of the factors underlying outbreaks. Associated Press: U.N.: 50 new Ebola cases in 2 African nations “The U.N. health agency says there have been 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia since last week…

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U.N. Agencies Establish Office To Prepare For Climate-Related Crises, Disease Outbreaks

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. moves to bring climate information into health planning “The World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization have created a joint office to prepare better for weather-driven health emergencies and shifting outbreaks of climate-linked diseases such as cholera and dengue fever…” (Rowling, 7/8).

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Some MDG Data Old But Shows Trends, Annual Report Author Says

SciDev.Net: ‘Frustration’ over old or missing data in MDGs report “Some of the statistics in the latest Millennium Development Goals report are up to four years old, according to the lead author of the report published yesterday. … But she does not believe that outdated statistics hamper progress towards meeting…

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Drought Causes Number Of Hungry Somalis To Increase For First Time Since 2011 Famine

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Number of hungry Somalis grows for first time since famine as rains fail — U.N. “The number of hungry people in Somalia will increase this year for the first time since the 2011 famine as drought is starting to bite, the United Nations said on Tuesday…” (Migiro,…

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South Sudan’s Independence Day Overshadowed By Effects Of War, Hunger

The Guardian: South Sudan: little to celebrate as war and hunger mar independence day “…As [South Sudan] prepares to mark the third anniversary of its independence from Sudan on Wednesday, the U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon’s, prophecy that half of South Sudan’s 12 million people could be either ‘displaced internally, refugees abroad,…

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WHO Urges China’s Tobacco Monopoly To Separate Conflicting Interests To Curb Smoking

Reuters: WHO urges China to tackle state tobacco monopoly in battle on smoking “China must separate the conflicting promotion and prevention roles of its state tobacco monopoly to reduce smoking-related deaths, which number as much as one million a year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on…

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U.N.’s Annual MDG Report Shows Progress On Poverty, Calls For More Efforts On Child Health, Sanitation

News outlets discuss the U.N.’s annual report on progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), released on Monday. Agence France-Presse: More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: U.N. “More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, said a major United Nations report Monday, warning…

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WFP, UNHCR Launch Appeal To Close Funding Shortfall Causing Food Aid Cuts

IRIN: New thinking needed on food aid for refugees in Africa “The World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched an urgent appeal to address a funding shortfall that has already resulted in food ration cuts for a third of all African refugees. As of mid-June,…

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