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United Nations: This Week in Development - 15 April 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 11:33 am | MediaGlobal

During his comments at the final consultations for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) this week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "there are common standards for the global trade in armchairs but not the global trade in arms. His statement ... More >>

Losing Identity in the Camarka: The Plight of Ngöbe People

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 4:37 pm | MediaGlobal

With huts made of dirt and penka leaves, wood stoves for cooking and warmth, and the dark illuminated only recently by flashlights, the Ngöbe people live a quite simple and isolated life in the mountains of central Panama. But change is softly ... More >>

Indonesia: Taboos Lead to High Levels of Maternal Mortality

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 4:31 pm | MediaGlobal

“Left without a choice” is both the title and the key finding of a recent Amnesty International report about women’s reproductive health in Indonesia. In the wake of President Obama’s visit to the country, Amnesty has sought to expose how a dangerous ... More >>

Addictive drug threatens the future of South African youth

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 4:27 pm | MediaGlobal

A new drug has arrived in townships surrounding the city of Durban, South Africa. Highly addictive, the drug leaves many users in debt and family members anxious for a solution. More >>

Using Hate Speech Warning Signs to Prevent Genocide

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 4:20 pm | MediaGlobal

The recent special event, “Dangerous Speech on the Road to Genocide,” held on 28 October at United Nations Headquarters in New York, highlighted the ongoing collaborative project between Dr. Francis Deng, the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, ... More >>

COP-10 gives Intellectual Property Rights New Meaning

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 4:12 pm | MediaGlobal

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-10), held from 18 to 29 October in Nagoya, Japan made commitments that will change the way patent rights are approached. A mandate created by the 193 ... More >>

Fashion-Based Campaigns Promote AIDS Awareness

Saturday, 10 July 2010, 1:20 pm | MediaGlobal

The fashion industry is typically characterized by stilettos and status, but new campaigns like Designers Against AIDS (DAA) aim to transcend this image of fashion and focus attention toward world issues. More >>

New Findings On Child Slavery In Schools

Saturday, 24 April 2010, 12:00 pm | MediaGlobal

On 15 April 2010, Human Rights Watch released its 114-page report titled "Off the Backs of Children," which shed light on the forced begging and child slavery enforced by Quranic schools in Senegal. More >>

Lack Of Females On Climate Change Panel Criticised

Saturday, 20 March 2010, 12:46 pm | MediaGlobal

The new High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, assembled to determine how to direct funds secured at Copenhagen and apply them to thwarting climate change in developing countries, was criticized for having no female representatives out ... More >>

Iraqi Refugees Flock To Vote

Saturday, 13 March 2010, 11:28 am | MediaGlobal

Despite the poor conditions for the Iraqi refugees living in Syria, hundreds of them still lined up at the polls on 5 March to cast their vote in the future of their country. More >>

Threat Of Rape Grows In Haitian Tent Camps

Saturday, 27 February 2010, 3:51 pm | MediaGlobal

Attacks on women and girls have significantly increased in the temporary shelters that now populate the Haiti in the wake of the recent devastating earthquake. The almost daily reports of violence and rape of women and girls around the country come ... More >>

Iran: Sanctions, harmful to nuclear aims or people

Saturday, 20 February 2010, 1:21 pm | MediaGlobal

In addition to nuclear power, Iran attributes its need for further uranium enrichment to medical needs of civilians - specifically for the treatment of certain cancers. More >>

Burkina Faso: Energy Infrastructure Boosts Economy

Saturday, 13 February 2010, 11:50 am | MediaGlobal

By 2011, the small land-locked African country of Burkina Faso will begin to benefit from the results of a new and improved energy infrastructure, expected to dramatically improve the lives of its residents. More >>

Breast Milk Project delivers to babies in Haiti

Friday, 29 January 2010, 5:32 pm | MediaGlobal

Today, International Breast Milk Project (IBMP) and Quick International Courier delivered close to 500 ounces of donor breast milk for premature, sick and orphaned infants aboard the USNS Comfort's Medical Treatment Center stationed outside Haiti. More >>

A Journalist Remembers Haiti

Tuesday, 19 January 2010, 4:13 pm | MediaGlobal

There I was - a young journalist assigned by the United Nations-based development media news service, MediaGlobal, on my first foreign mission visiting one of Port au Prince's most notorious bidonvilles in Haiti, Carrefour Feuilles. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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