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ILO, World Bank Heads Call For Universal Social Protection To Reach Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: World must prioritize social protection as primary development tool, urge U.N. and World Bank “Now it is time for universal social protection to ensure no one is left behind, the heads of the International Labour Organization and the World Bank declared today, noting that universal primary education…

UNICEF Highlights Impacts Of Conflict On Children In War-Torn Regions

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: One in ten children endure conflict “The UNICEF report entitled ‘Children between the Frontlines’ and unveiled in Berlin on Tuesday said that 230 million children were subjected last year to severe human rights violations in 23 conflict regions around the world. The trauma was especially severe in…

Amid Ongoing War, Children In Yemen Face Increasing Risk Of Disease, Malnutrition, UNICEF Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N. “Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country’s health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia, and diarrhea, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 6/30).…

Children Bear Brunt Of Violence In Iraq; Millions Need Assistance, UNICEF Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Year of sustained violence across Iraq has hit children hardest, U.N. says “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Tuesday] said that over the past year in Iraq, it has seen a 75 percent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as…

SDGs Must Do More To Reach Most Vulnerable Children

The Conversation: How the Millennium Development Goals failed the world’s poorest children Anna Childs, deputy director for International Development at The Open University “…There has been a massive leap in learning since the Millennium Development Goals were established, not least in how to define, collect, and analyze data. [UNICEF’s Progress…

WHO-Approved Circumcision Device Cleared For Use In Adolescents

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ShangRing: WHO approval of second nonsurgical circumcision device sets stage for accelerated access to HIV prevention measure Antigone Bartone, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the WHO’s approval of a new circumcision device called ShangRing, the first of its kind to…

Corpse Of Liberian Tests Positive For Ebola; Health Ministry Investigating How He Became Infected

Associated Press: Liberia quarantines community where corpse tested for Ebola “Liberian authorities have quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola, sparking fears the country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free…” (6/30). International Business Times:…

UNFPA Launches New Transparency Portal To Track Financial Data

Devex: UNFPA support: Where is the money going and coming from? “Last week, the United Nations Population Fund launched a transparency portal that shows important information about how the U.N. agency spent contributions from its donors in 2014. While UNFPA — which is not funded by the U.N. regular budget…