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Ban To Discuss Ebola Efforts With U.N. Organization Heads

U.N. News Centre: Ban to take up fight against Ebola with heads of all U.N. organizations “On the eve of a meeting of United Nations agency chiefs to discuss ways to jointly tackle the Ebola outbreak, the World Bank reported today Liberia’s labor sector has suffered a huge blow since…

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Pope Calls On Nations To Share Wealth, Lower Food Waste To Combat Hunger; Yemen Minister Warns Of Child Malnutrition

News outlets report on comments made Thursday at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome by Pope Francis and Yemen Agriculture Minister Farid Mujawar. Associated Press: Pope demands just distribution of world’s bounty “Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world’s bounty for the poor and…

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Preventing Violence Against Girls Vital To Ending AIDS

Daily Beast: To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls Michele Moloney-Kitts, director of Together for Girls “…Until girls’ rights and needs are placed at the top of our agenda, we won’t get far in achieving our goal to stop HIV, not to mention many other critical public health issues.…

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Liberian Officials Warn Of Poor Coordination, Complacency In Ebola Response; WHO Finds Cases Rise In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on Ebola efforts in West Africa, where according to Liberian officials, progress has been made but the response has been hampered by poor coordination, and according to the WHO, the number of cases in Sierra Leone continues to rise. New York Times: Ebola Response in Liberia Is…

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WHO Head Says Ebola Efforts Should Focus On Containment, Promises Transparency In Review

Associated Press: WHO chief promises transparency in Ebola review “The head of the World Health Organization refused Wednesday to respond to criticism about the U.N. agency’s performance in containing the Ebola outbreak, saying the focus now should be on helping countries contain it. … Dr. Margaret Chan said the agency…

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Nations Pledge More Action On Preventing Malnutrition, As U.N. Leaders Press For Closing Nutrition Gaps At Rome Conference

Media sources report on pledges made during the first day of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome, including the adoption of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and a Framework for Action. Agence France-Presse: U.N. urges action to fix ‘broken’ world food system “The United Nations urged political…

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World Marks 25th Anniversary Of U.N. Child Rights Convention; Report Says Some Gains But Challenges Remain

News outlets discuss the 25th anniversary of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as a report examining progress. The Guardian: Children’s rights being ‘violated with impunity’ “…As the world marks the 25th anniversary of the convention (CRC), gains made in education, reducing child mortality, and…

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Women’s Access To Safe Toilets ‘Moral’ Imperative, Investment In WASH Critical, U.N. Says

The U.N. News Centre reports on findings from a U.N. report on water and sanitation released in connection with events marking World Toilet Day, which takes place annually on November 19. U.N. News Centre: Ensuring women’s access to safe toilets is ‘moral’ imperative, says Ban marking World Day “With one…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Access To Toilets, Sanitation

Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets Lauren Bohn, multimedia journalist and co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted The Guardian: Snakebites, diarrhea, and violence: why India’s rural women need toilets Seren Boyd, writer for Toilet Twinning Huffington Post: It’s Time to Break the Silence on Sanitation and…

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World Must Take Actions To End Violence Against Women

Huffington Post: It’s Time to Fulfill the Promise to End Violence Against Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “Every year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [November 25], we are reminded how every day women and girls experience violence in their lives. ……

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