Posted by CID sourced from Foreign Affairs on 28 April 2015
Mental health disorders such as depression are pervasive in developing countries, but are vastly under-treated. This article explores the issue of depression in the developing world and calls on both community-based organisations and formalised health-care systems to prioritise mental health care for those in need.
Posted by CID sourced from Dev Policy Blog on 28 April 2015
Tobacco control is essential. Tobacco causes or accelerates the incidence of all major non-communicable diseases, it has no health benefits, and it imposes large costs on health systems and households worldwide. This Dev Policy Blog post outlines what must be done to turn the tide against tobacco addiction, and explains why this is particularly urgent in developing countries.
CID's sister organisation The Australian Council for International Development has released a joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups calling for a moratorium on the transfer of asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus Island.
Posted by CID sourced from Save the Children on 28 April 2015
With two crucial UN summits coming up - the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations and the Third International Conference on Financing for Development - Save the Children is calling for ambitious and accountable commitments by all governments towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Posted by CID sourced from 350 Aotearoa on 28 April 2015
In July, New Zealand will become chair of the UN Security Council. 350 Aotearoa has put together a petition and is calling on Prime Minister John Key and Minister Murray McCully to put climate change on the agenda.
The Commission on the Status of Women is over for another year and feminists are demanding stronger political commitment. Over 8,000 people attended CSW59 and the hundreds of side events which took place around the United Nations headquarters. But many civil society representatives felt short changed, and shut out of the decision making process.
Posted by CID sourced from The Conversation on 24 April 2015
As this week ushers in centenary commemorations of the Allies' failed invasion of Gallipoli, Hans-Lukas Kieser reminds us that another horrific event took place at that time which too should be remembered: the massacre of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.
Posted by CID sourced from DevPolicy Blog on 24 April 2015
The World Bank's latest edition of the World Development Indicators gives us an overview of the achievements made in global development over the past 25 years, and show that there is still a lot more work to be done.
A new report by ODI suggests that as many as 350 million people are not included in current statistics measuring extreme poverty worldwide. In order for the international community to able to support the most vulnerable people around the world, this report argues, there will need to be an overhaul of current methods of gathering statistics.