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Will a Global Fund Help Deliver UN’s Development Agenda?

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 – The United Nations, which has been tracking both the successes and failures of its highly-ambitious Agenda for Sustainable Development, has warned that “progress has been slow” in many of the 17 Goals ...

US Leads Donor Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS Amidst Overall Decline

By Caley PigliucciUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 – Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here. The study, Communities at the Centre, released July ...

Here’s How the World Can Be Better Prepared to Handle Epidemics

In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019 – ...

How China’s Africa Alliance is Shifting World Order

By Daniel YangUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 – When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition. The overwhelming majority ...

Einstein Letters Up for Sale During Centennial of Theory of General Relativity

LAS VEGAS, July 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Winner's Auctions Ltd., an international auction house specializing in manuscripts, historic documents, rare maps, coins and more, will host an auction on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 featuring a collection ...

Nasdaq and the Iraq Stock Exchange Signs New Market Technology Agreement

STOCKHOLM, Sweden and BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) and the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) have signed a new agreement to extend their market technology relationship. As part of the agreement, Nasdaq will ...

How Skills Can Change Lives of World’s Youth

Group photo at the ‘World Youth Skills Day 2019′ commemoration event at the UN Headquarters July 15 By Lakshi De Vass GunawardenaUNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 2019 – When the United Nations commemorated World Youth Skills Day, there was one ...

UN Report Shows Mixed Results in Meeting SDGs

By Daniel YangUNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 2019 – The United Nations launched its 2019 report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing inadequate progress in the fourth year into the sustainable development agenda and highlighting the need for ...

Desperation and Fear on the Mexican Border

“Carmen S.” holds her son, 3, at a shelter where they were staying in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, May 2019, after being returned to Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Migrant Protection Protocols.” Carmen told Human Rights Watch that she ...

Parts of Kenya are Already Above 1.5˚C

Research shows goats and sheep populations in Kenya have increased as the country’s temperatures have increased, in some places above 1.5˚C. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Isaiah EsipisuNAIROBI, Jul 18 2019 – Kenya’s getting hotter. Much ...
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