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South Korea’s President Postpones U.S. Trip As MERS Case Total Reaches 108, 9 Deaths

Agence France-Presse: Park postpones U.S. trip as South Korea MERS toll hits nine “South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has postponed a planned trip to the United States, her spokesman said Wednesday, amid growing public alarm at the MERS outbreak which has now claimed nine lives…” (Ha-Won, 6/10). New York Times:…

U.N.’s Ban Supports Proposal Highlighting Water’s Role In Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: U.N. Chief Backs New Int’l Decade for Water for Sustainable Development “As the United Nations continues its negotiations to both define and refine a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before a summit meeting of world leaders in September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed support for…

Re-elected FAO Head Outlines Agency’s Priorities; Assistant Director-General Says Price Speculation Hurting Global Food Security

Reuters: Financial speculation on food hurting world’s hungry: U.N. “Food has increasingly become a target for opportunist investors looking for easy profit, hurting the world’s poor and fuelling instability, [Jomo Sundaram, an assistant director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)] said on Monday…” (Arsenault, 6/8). U.N. News Centre: Ending…

Nutrition Program Aims To Address Stunting Among Malawian Children

VOA News: Aid Group: Stunting Affects Nearly Half of Malawi’s Children “Stunted growth caused by malnutrition affects … up to 50 percent of children in the southern African nation of Malawi. There’s no cure for stunting, which can cause developmental and physical problems, but good nutrition from an early age…

Analysis Examines Efforts To Re-Impose Mexico City Policy, Defund UNFPA

Guttmacher Institute: Political Interference Impedes Effectiveness of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance The news release discusses an analysis published in the Guttmacher Policy Review that examines political efforts to re-impose the Mexico City Policy, also known as the “global gag rule,” and defund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (6/8).

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