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‘Largely invisible’ in millennium goals era, indigenous peoples’ knowledge, traditions key to sustainable future

Posted by CID sourced from UN Press on 22 October 2014

With the Millennium Development Goals failing aboriginal peoples of the world, their knowledge and traditional practices must help to guide the post-2015 development agenda towards mapping a more inclusive, sustainable future.

General Assembly recognizes value of sports as tool for peace, development, during debate reviewing resolution’s implementation

Posted by CID sourced from UN Press on 22 October 2014

Sports could be a diplomatic bridge to peace and a vehicle for healing political and cultural rifts among communities. When nations and people got together to play sports, they cooperatively crossed political and cultural boundaries, even if there had been wars and enmity between them. Examples abounded of sports supporting reconciliation and fostering peace among divided groups.

Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response

Posted by CID sourced from Thomson Reuters Foundation on 22 October 2014

With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

IPCC urged again to fill regional research gaps

Posted by CID sourced from Thomson Reuters Foundation on 22 October 2014

Research could boost knowledge where climate systems are poorly understood. The IPCC could pair developing and developed world scientist to conduct practical studies that could help mitigate against climate change.

UN climate negotiators urged to lay foundations for new global deal

Posted by CID sourced from Thomson Reuters Foundation on 22 October 2014

Government negotiators tasked with drafting a new global deal on climate change are moving closer on sensitive issues, and may not be far from consensus on many areas, but there is still more work to be done before Paris.

Tens of thousands expected to get Ebola vaccines from January

Posted by CID sourced from Thomson Reuters Foundation on 22 October 2014

Ebola vaccines are very close to the final stages of testing and are expected to begin delivery in January for experimental vaccination. There is still more work to be done for a population-wide roll out of the vaccines.

Ghana's success in fight against hunger has lessons for others

Posted by CID sourced from Thomson Reuters Foundation on 22 October 2014

As India starts its version of Brazil's famous zero hunger campaign, the world's most populous democracy could take some inspiration from Ghana, the West African country that "has met zero hunger".

Accra slum dwellers suspect cholera demolitions are a pretext for profit

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 22 October 2014

Locals whose homes have been levelled fear the authorities are motivated by commercial rather than public health concerns.

Somaliland inspired by Scotland and Catalonia independence campaigns

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 22 October 2014

The recent high-profile campaigns for Scottish and Catalonian independence have buoyed hopes that Somaliland could soon gain independence from Somalia, according to the president of the self-declared country. With its relative peace and natural resources, the breakaway state wants recognition of its independence from Somalia.

The Data Revolution We Want

Posted by CID sourced from World We Want 2015 on 22 October 2014

The World We Want, has launched an online consultation entitled 'The Data Revolution We Want'. The purpose of this consultation is to reach out to Civil Society, the UN system and data experts, in order to further the conversation on the Data Revolution and specifically how such a revolution can facilitate and expedite the Sustainable Development Goals and Post 2015 Agenda.

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