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Funding From Public, Private Sector Crucial For Successful Post-2015 Development Agenda, U.N.’s Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: At thematic debate, U.N. chief urges efficient private sector funding for post-2015 development “…Delivering the opening remarks to the U.N. General Assembly’s Informal Interactive Hearing for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development [Wednesday], the Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] told the gathering of delegates and private sector…

U.N. Calls For $111M To Fund Humanitarian Activities In North Korea

U.N. News Centre: U.N. calls for $111 million to address urgent humanitarian priorities in DPR Korea “The United Nations [Wednesday] called for some $111 million to fund its humanitarian operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK) in 2015, covering activities in food and agriculture, health and nutrition, and water…

Though ‘Fine-Tuning’ Warranted, SDG Development Process Should Be Lauded

The Economist: Worthy of support Amar Bhattacharya, senior fellow at the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, and Homi Kharas, senior fellow and deputy director of the program “…The question is whether the 17 goals and 169 targets in the draft [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] are an…

U.N. Ebola Envoy Optimistic On Ending Epidemic But Vigilance Remains High

Financial Times: U.N. envoy upbeat on progress against Ebola “…David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy on Ebola, says he is ‘upbeat’ about progress but not yet ready to declare victory over an epidemic that has killed more than 10,000 people in the past year in west Africa. ‘People think that…

Health Situation Of Internally Displaced In Ukraine Is ‘Serious Concern’, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. relief wing spotlights deteriorating health situation for conflict-affected Ukrainians “…According to Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the U.N. secretary general, at the end of March, the Ukraine Ministry of Social Protection reported that there were nearly 1.2 million registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the country. However,…

World Health Day 2015 Focuses On Commitment To Food Safety

Devex: World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe Keiji Fukada, assistant director-general for health security at the World Health Organization “…The problem is that similar to so many headline-grabbing topics, interest in food safety dies down as swiftly as it flares up — forgotten until the…

U.S. State Department Blog Features Several Posts Recognizing World Health Day

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Reflections on World Health Day Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS, writes, “The 2015 World Health Day theme is food safety. At first glance, some may wonder how this theme fits with President Obama’s three global health…

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