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Conflict and Displacement: Impact on Girls’ Education

Can you imagine living as a refugee – or as a stateless person with no nationality?  Camps overflow with cramped quarters, no privacy, insufficient latrines, and scarce school options.  414 more words

Human Rights

AMA's Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

The Australian Medical Association has today called for enhanced UN leadership in an Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, asking the UN to deliver water and sanitation ‘to everyone, everywhere by 2030’. 343 more words


18 Nov. 2014 Economic News (UPDATED)

Africa Economy to Grow 50% by 2019 on Demand Jump, Deloitte Says

By Amogelang Mbatha Nov 18, 2014

Africa’s gross domestic product may expand by 50 percent to $3.7 trillion by 2019, boosted by an emerging middle class and increased household demand, according to Deloitte. 4,918 more words

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Post-2015 Education: Calling for your feedback on proposed indicators for a global agenda!

Join a global consultation on education indicators for a global agenda
By Albert Motivans, UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Today, we are launching a new online consultation to gather your views on the proposed post-2015 global education indicators. 752 more words

Developing Countries

To put that into perspective...

The G20 communique says that if the $2 trillion initiative is fully implemented, it will lift global GDP by 2.1 percent above expected levels by 2018 and create millions of jobs. 181 more words

Millennium Development Goals

Will the G20 Cut It? Four Lessons From Brisbane

The G20 has been widely criticised in past years as being all talk and no action. When first framing the 10 City Bridge Run ahead of the Seoul G20 Summit in 2010, I asked “ 1,032 more words

Millennium Development Goals

One Mother's Story Of Giving Birth in a Hospital Instead of At Home

Merida, Philippines – I met Jocelyn Pingos, 27, in Merida, Leyte on a bright, sunny tropical day in the Philippines. A mother of four, Jocelyn sat outside her local health center and waited patiently to have her youngest, Lenith, 10 months, looked at because of a nagging cough. 324 more words