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Disaster Preparedness, Conflict Prevention ‘Critical’ For Sustainable Development

The Guardian: From Syria to South Sudan, the need to be prepared has never been greater Helen Clark, U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) administrator “…Despite the overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, spending on prevention and preparedness remains a small part of the global aid budget. Now the…

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UNICEF Launches National Sanitation Campaign With Haitian Government

UNICEF: New sanitation campaign aims to end cholera in Haiti “UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch this week of the National Sanitation Campaign, aiming to eliminate open defecation in the country. The National Sanitation Campaign will target 55 communities in the 10…

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Ending AIDS By 2030 Possible With Greater International Effort, UNAIDS Report Says

News outlets highlight a new report from UNAIDS on the global AIDS epidemic. Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle: Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012 “The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since…

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South Sudan Conflict Causes Surge In Malnutrition, Aid To Fall Short

News outlets report on the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and its worsening hunger and aid crisis. Agence France-Presse/News24: At least 7 million need aid in Sudan “Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan helped push to almost seven million the number needing…

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More Than 10M Yemenis Face Food Insecurity, U.N. Survey Shows

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. survey shows 10 million Yemenis still struggle for food “A new United Nations survey has found that over 10 million Yemenis — more than 40 percent of the population — do not know where their next meal will come from…” (7/15).

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West African Health Systems Stressed By Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on challenges to stemming the spread of Ebola in West Africa. New York Times: Death Toll From Ebola Surges in West Africa, Prompting Alarm “New cases and deaths from the Ebola virus outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, already the worst…

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SDGs Must Be Measurable For Both Developing, Developed Countries

Inter Press Service: U.N.’s New Development Goals Must Also Be Measurable for Rich “The United Nations is on the verge of releasing a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — perhaps 17 or more — to replace the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which will run out by the…

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Faith Community Should Help Shape Post-2015 Development Agenda

Huffington Post: Can There Be Development Without Spiritual Capital? Olav Kjorven, director of the Public Partnerships Division at UNICEF “…[L]et me offer three quick snapshots to try and convince you that agreeing on shared global development goals, and then actually achieving them, depends on more than expert — or even…

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U.N.’s Ban Calls For Intensified Efforts To Address Cholera Epidemic In Haiti

News outlets report on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s visit to Haiti, where he called for intensified water and sanitation efforts and an end to the cholera epidemic. Reuters: U.N. chief makes ‘pilgrimage’ to Haiti to address cholera crisis “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Haiti on Monday for what…

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Ebola Death Toll Rises To More Than 600 In West Africa

News outlets report on the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: West Africa Ebola toll hits 603 “The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 603, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, with 68 new fatalities mostly in Sierra Leone and Liberia…” (7/15).…

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