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UNAIDS Launches ‘Fast Track’ Initiative To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030; Kerry Speaks About U.S. Efforts At Launch

Media sources report on the U.N.’s efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as well as related PEPFAR activities. MSNBC: U.N. aims to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 “The United Nations envisions a world without AIDS — and it’s aiming to make that a reality by ending the epidemic by…

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Latin American Leaders, U.N.’s Ban Urge Sustained Commitment To MDGs

News outlets report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the call from Latin American leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for sustained commitment to achieve those goals, and talks surrounding the establishment of new development goals. Thomson Reuters Foundation: As U.N. meets, world struggles for soul of new development…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Post-2015 Development Goals

The following opinion pieces discuss the next round of global development goals against the backdrop of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. Devex: Beyond 2015: A new agenda for a better world Jim Emerson, CEO of VSO International “People everywhere around the world want to be able to…

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U.N.’s Ban, Obama, Other Leaders Discuss Ebola, Development Goals In General Assembly Speeches

News outlets report on several leaders’ speeches at the U.N. General Assembly meeting, during which they discussed development issues and Ebola. Associated Press: U.N. chief urges hope in world seeming to fall apart “The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join an international campaign to ease the…

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Ebola Death Toll Reaches Nearly 3,000, But Spread In Guinea Stabilizes, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll has reached nearly 3,000, but the number of cases in Guinea appears to have stabilized. New York Times: Ebola Death Toll Is More Than 2,900, WHO Says “The number of people killed by the Ebola outbreak in West…

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Nigeria Clears Patients Exposed To Ebola, Must Wait To Declare Outbreak Over

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria in first step towards all-clear on Ebola “Nigeria has cleared all patients being monitored for the Ebola virus, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday, but doctors said they would have to wait to declare the outbreak over. … Nigeria has not reported any new cases since…

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U.N. Discusses SDGs; Report Estimates Goal Monitoring To Cost $250B

News outlets report on the U.N.’s discussions surrounding the post-2015 development agenda and a new report estimating development goal monitoring will cost $250 billion. GlobalPost: At U.N. General Assembly, global health projects are big business “…While it is clear that the eight goals will not be met by the December…

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Obama Signs Executive Order To Strengthen Climate Resilience In U.S. Development Efforts, Announces New Partnerships

Media sources report on the U.N. Climate Summit, President Obama’s executive order requiring federal agencies to address climate resilience in all U.S. development projects, and the U.S. announcement of its participation in new climate change partnerships. Inter Press Service: Obama Mandates Climate Resilience in All U.S. Development Projects “All international development…

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U.N. North Korean Food Aid Program In Danger Of Closing

Wall Street Journal: U.N. North Korea Food Program in Danger “The United Nations aid program for malnourished North Koreans may close after raising only a fraction of the money it needs to operate in the country, a senior U.N. official said in a call for donations…” (Cheng, 9/25).

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Hunger Crisis In S. Sudan ‘Eases’ But Risk Remains For 2015, WFP Says

News outlets report that rainfall and emergency food aid have helped ease South Sudan’s hunger crisis; however, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), the country still faces risks to food security in 2015. BBC News: South Sudan hunger crisis ‘eases’ “South Sudan’s hunger crisis has eased after a ‘green…

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