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Human Rights Advocates Urge Gambian President To Reject Anti-Gay Bill

Agence France-Presse: Gambia urged to drop life sentences for gays “Rights campaigners called Wednesday for Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to reject proposals by lawmakers to introduce a punishment of life in prison for ‘aggravated homosexuality.’ Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a joint statement that a bill…

SDGs Must Contain Clear Goals, Practical Targets

New York Times: How to Prioritize U.N. Goals Abhijit Banerjee, international professor of economics at MIT, and Varad Pande, sustainability science fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School “…What is needed now is a clear, concise set of objectives [for the Sustainable Development Goals]. Without them, the entire project is in…

International Cooperation Needed To Address Humanitarian Crises In Syria, Iraq

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the humanitarian crises in Iraq and Syria. Huffington Post: Iraq, Syria Plan Must Include Food for Hungry William Lambers, author and blogger “As President Obama sets forth a plan to destroy the terrorist army ISIL, a broader initiative must be in place to…

Blog Post Discusses IAS Journal Supplement On Women, HIV Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Microbicides and other ARV-based prevention: Biomedical answers meet challenges on the ground Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a new supplement from the Journal of the International AIDS Society,…

U.S. DoD Makes $500M Request For Ebola Efforts, Humanitarian Crises In Iraq, Syria

Foreign Policy: Shifting Priorities: Pentagon Wants to Move Money for Ebola, Ukraine, and Iraq “…The Defense Department is making a big lump sum request of $500 million for humanitarian assistance to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and to address the suffering the Islamic State is inflicting upon…

U.S. House Stopgap Spending Measure Will Meet White House Request For Ebola Funding

News outlets discuss congressional actions on the Ebola outbreak, including the announcement of additional funding contained in a continuing resolution. The Hill: GOP meets request for Ebola funds “House Republicans earmarked $88 million to fight Ebola in their stopgap bill to fund the government, ultimately meeting the White House’s request…

U.S. Announces $10M In Additional Ebola Funding, Bringing Total To More Than $100M

News outlets report on USAID’s announcement that it will provide an additional $10 million for efforts to control Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.S. to send $10 mn to aid fight Ebola “The United States will contribute $10 million to pay for medical workers and equipment to fight the deadly…

Reaction Mixed To Announced U.S. Military Involvement In Ebola Response

News outlets report on reaction to recently announced U.S. military involvement in the Ebola outbreak response. Inter Press Service: U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa “The U.S. military over the weekend formally began to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Advocates of the…

Ban Appoints Deputy U.N. Ebola Coordinator, Will Convene High-Level Meeting On Outbreak

News outlets report on U.N. efforts to address the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. U.N. News Centre: Ebola: Ban to convene high-level meeting at U.N. headquarters to scale-up crisis response “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United…

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