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Making sense of the post-2015 development framework

Establishing sustainable development goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals set to expire in 2015 is a multi-layered process, but the fundamentals are simple: "We need to define what is at stake –- to put equity and sustainability at the centre of global action over the next decade, and establish national targets against which we can hold governments to account," writes Stephen Hale of Oxfam International. Support for the world's mountain regions is increasingly seen as crucial. The Guardian (London)/Poverty Matters blog (7/3), AlertNet (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Latest ‪#MDGs‬ report: 3 important targets on poverty, slums & water have been met 3 years ahead of 2015"


"The new World Bank chief took the helm on Monday. In an email reaching out to the World Bank's staff, Kim said his priority was to intensify the bank's efforts to help developing countries protect growth and jobs. 'The global economy remains vulnerable,' Kim said in the email."

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  • UN arms treaty talks now slated to begin today
    The start of arms talks at the United Nations was delayed Monday over objections to the observer status of Palestinians, while about 130 U.S. lawmakers told President Barack Obama in a letter that any resulting treaty must not threaten national sovereignty or gun-ownership rights. BBC (7/2), The Hill/Global Affairs blog (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Health and Development
  • The future of trust funds in global development
    The World Bank is looking to consolidate the more than 1,000 trust funds it manages -- worth an estimated $30 billion -- in an effort to eliminate overlap. In an interview, Roberto Tarallo, manager of global partnerships and trust fund operations at the bank, discusses the role of such funds in future development. registration) (6/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Women and Girls
  • Stopping child marriage through birth records
    Birth registration data is being made available online in Bangladesh in an effort to combat child marriages. Still, while a six-year project to furnish birth certificates to all citizens has been finding success, root causes of early marriages continue to contribute to rates of child marriage that affect some 66% of rural women. (7/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Peacekeeping and Security
  • Report: Syria is torturing detainees at 27 centers
    Tens of thousands of people have been detained in Syria since President Bashar Assad began his crackdown on anti-government protesters more than a year ago, many of them in 27 torture centers where detainees are beaten, burned and sexually assaulted, according to Human Rights Watch. Navi Pillay, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, has called for Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court, and Turkey reported Monday the most Syrian military defections since the onset of the conflict. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (7/2), Al-Jazeera (7/3), Los Angeles Times/World Now blog (tiered subscription model) (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • UN Foundation Board Member Muhammad Yunus composes a forward for new green energy book
    UN Foundation Board Member and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus memos the forward for Nancy Wimmer's newest book, "Green Energy for a Billion Poor." Yunus gives a detailed account of what the term "green energy" entails and also talks about his triumphs and struggles as the founder of the micro-finance organization, Grameen Bank. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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