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Civil Society Meeting At U.N. Discusses Post-2015 Development Agenda

U.N. News Centre: Civil society gathers at U.N. to help shape new vision for global development, prosperity “Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York today to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will point the way forward on a range of issues…

U.N. Food Aid Reaches More Than 700,000 Iraqis Since June, WFP Reports

News outlets report on the U.N.’s announcement that it has scaled-up its food aid operations and reached more than 700,000 Iraqis since June. Agence France-Presse: U.N. scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict “The U.N. food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate…

SDGs Must Include Measurable, Feasible Health Goals

BMJ: The 2030 sustainable development goal for health Gavin Yamey and Rima Shretta of the Global Health Group at the University of California-San Francisco, and Fred Newton Binka of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana “…As the MDGs come to an end, a new set of sustainable…

Ebola Threatens Food Security In Sierra Leone, Liberia

News outlets report on the U.N.’s concerns about food security in Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of food crisis in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone “The United Nations warned Tuesday of a looming food crisis in eastern Sierra Leone, under lockdown since the Ebola-hit…

UNICEF Sends Largest-Ever Emergency Aid Shipment To Multiple Crises In August

U.N. News Centre: Amid multiple crises, U.N. children’s agency deploys largest aid operation ever in a single month “This August the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shipped 1,000 metric tons of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises — the largest emergency supply operation in the…

Climate Change Action To Be Stand-Alone Goal In SDGs

IRIN: Higher profile for climate change in new SDGs “Following months of lobbying by poor island states and NGOs, action on climate change is to be a stand-alone goal among the 17 newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…” (Kindra, 8/26).

Rockefeller Foundation Focuses Health System Strengthening Efforts On Financing

Devex: Why the Rockefeller Foundation prioritizes health financing “While most donors recognize the MDGs have done their part to advance global health, some point that the U.N.-led global agenda set to expire in less than 500 days also has its downsides. One of the latter is the Rockefeller Foundation, which…

Saudi Arabia’s Strategy To Prevent MERS Contributing To Reduction In Cases

IRIN: Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak “Only a few months ago, the threat from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in large parts of the Gulf region appeared to be growing. … Yet in recent weeks that threat has seemingly fallen away — with only two new cases…

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