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India’s Progress On MDGs Mixed

Wall Street Journal: India Hits Its U.N. Poverty-Cutting Target, but Misses Others “India is on track to cut poverty in half by the end of this year, compared to 2000 levels, but needs to do more to improve education and empower women, a United Nations report said Wednesday…” (Agarwal, 2/5).

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Islamic State’s Theft, Manipulation Of Food Aid In Syria Sparks Debate On Delivering Aid To Conflict Zones

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food hijack by Islamic State fuels debate over transparency of aid “The hijacking of United Nations aid deliveries by Islamic State fighters in Syria sparked outrage this week, reviving a debate about how humanitarian groups should work effectively to ensure crucial supplies reach victims in conflict zones…”…

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Role Of Health To Be A Priority In Disaster Risk Reduction Framework Discussions, Says U.N.

U.N. News Centre: Role of health emerges as vital concern ahead of U.N. disaster risk reduction conference “As Member States accelerate efforts to finalize the successor to ‘the world’s most encompassing framework’ on disaster risk reduction ahead of a critical United Nations conference in Japan next month, the role of…

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International Community Marks World Cancer Day

U.N. News Centre: On World Cancer Day, U.N. says ‘goal must be equitable access for all patients, in all countries’ “As the international community pauses on World Cancer Day to remember the millions of preventable deaths caused by the disease, the head of the U.N. agency that contributes nuclear techniques…

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New Ebola Cases Increase For First Time This Year, WHO Says

Associated Press: World Health Organization Says Ebola Cases Increase Slightly “The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has gone up for the first time this year, the World Health Organization says, warning that the coming rainy season could complicate efforts to contain the disease…” (2/5). BBC News: New Ebola…

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WHO, President Obama, Politicians Urge U.S. Parents To Vaccinate Children Amid Measles Outbreak

Reuters: U.S. leaders, 2016 hopefuls back inoculations amid debate “U.S. congressional leaders and several possible 2016 presidential hopefuls said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national flashpoint as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on parents’ right to forgo inoculation of their…

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WHO Appoints Ebola Head To Coordinate Agency’s Response To Epidemic

Agence France-Presse: WHO names Ebola response chief “The World Health Organization said Tuesday it had appointed its assistant director-general Bruce Aylward to head its overall response to the deadly Ebola outbreak…” (2/3).

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$1.09B Of $2.89B Pledged Ebola Funding Made It To Africa By End-2014, Study Shows

International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak: A Third Of Promised International Aid Not Delivered “Only two-thirds of the $2.89 billion in aid promised to Ebola-stricken countries by the international community had been delivered as of the first of the year, a study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal found. Furthermore,…

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Rising Levels Of Global Human Suffering Requires Increased International Cooperation, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Global collaboration critical as humanitarian crises grow, says top U.N. relief official “International stakeholders will increasingly need to collaborate as they face down rising levels of humanitarian strife around the globe, Valerie Amos, the United Nations humanitarian chief, said [Tuesday]…” (2/3).

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Denmark’s Development Aid Minister, Predecessors Nominate MDGs For Nobel Peace Prize

EurActiv: Danes nominate Millennium Development Goals for Nobel Peace Prize “Denmark’s Minister for Development Aid, Mogens Jensen, together with eight predecessors, has nominated the so-called 2015 goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), for the Nobel Peace Prize. … On behalf of the ministers, Jensen said in a statement that the…

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