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Obama Administration Quietly Implements Policies To Promote LGBT Rights Overseas

Associated Press: OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas “While the world was watching America’s gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to try to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. The U.S. has…

Researchers To Release Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes In Colombia, Brazil To Help Prevent Transmission Of Zika, Other Diseases

Deutsche Welle: Researchers release bacteria-infected mosquitoes to combat Zika “Researchers said on Wednesday that they plan to release swarms of mosquitoes infected with bacteria to combat the spread of the Zika virus in Colombia and Brazil…” (10/26). Devex: Gates Foundation to scale potential game changer in Zika, dengue control “…The…

U.S. Continues Engagement On LGBTI, Human Rights Issues At U.N.

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Assessing U.S. Engagement on LGBTI Issues at the United Nations Wesley Reisser, senior foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organizations at the U.S. Department of State, discusses U.S. engagement with the U.N. to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) equality and…

CGD Blog Post Outlines 10 Suggestions For U.S. Development Under Next Administration

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: 10 (Almost) No-New-Money Ideas for the Presidential Transition Teams on Development Beth Schwanke, director of policy outreach at CGD, outlines 10 suggestions for the presidential transition team on development, including launching the U.S. Development Finance Corporation, nominating a USAID administrator as soon…

WHO’s IARC Asked Panel Members Not To Disclose Documents Under U.S. FOIA, Reuters Reports

Reuters: EXCLUSIVE — WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents “The World Health Organization’s cancer agency — which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens — advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under United States…

PMI FY 2017 Country Malaria Operation Plans Available Online

President’s Malaria Initiative: Resource Library: FY 2017 MOPs The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) posted its FY 2017 Malaria Operational Plans, which detail progress, challenges, and planned activities in each country under PMI (October 2016).

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