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UNICEF Report Warns Syrian Conflict Creating ‘Lost Generation’ Of Children

“The escalating Syrian conflict risks creating a ‘lost generation’ of millions of children suffering physical and psychological consequences of the war, UNICEF warned in a report [.pdf] released Tuesday,” the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the newspaper, the report states, “In Syria, children have been exposed to grave human rights violations, including killing and…

Global CEOs Should Sign U.N. Women’s Empowerment Principles

In an opinion piece in Forbes’ “Leadership” blog, contributor Davia Temin highlights International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, writing, “There has been so much talk, but so little action — around women’s leadership, gender equality, and curtailing violence against women. This year, however, efforts seem to be more serious.”…

Blog Reports On Case Of ‘U.N. Cholera Denial’ In Zimbabwe

“There is understandable outrage over the United Nation’s reaction to its role in first creating and then denying responsibility for Haiti’s cholera outbreak in 2010 that killed 8,000 people,” Todd Moss, vice president for programs and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), writes in the center’s “Global Health Policy”…

International Community Should ‘Strengthen And Sustain’ Efforts To Prevent GBV, HIV

Noting the ongoing 57th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and International Women’s Day, recognized today, Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and head of the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé write in the Huffington Post’s “Global…

WHO Announces 8th Death From Novel Coronavirus

“A 69-year-old man in Saudi Arabia died after being infected with a new SARS-related virus, becoming the 14th confirmed case and the eighth death, the World Health Organization said” on Wednesday, Bloomberg reports. “Preliminary investigations indicated the patient had no contact with previously reported cases of infection with the novel coronavirus,” the news…

Global Food Prices Held Steady In February, FAO Food Index Shows

“Global food prices held steady in February as falling wheat prices offset higher oils and dairy prices, the United Nations’ food agency said on Thursday, forecasting increased wheat output in 2013,” Reuters reports, noting, “The FAO Food Price Index, which measures monthly price changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat…

Guardian Reports On Discussion Of Commission On The Status of Women Outcome Document

“The link between gender-based violence and HIV infections needs to be explicit in the outcome document of the Commission on the Status of Women [CSW], delegates said this week,” the Guardian reports. “At a side event at the 57th CSW, which began in New York on Monday, activists were urged by ministers of some…