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Hamas and Israel agree 72-hour Gaza ceasefire

Posted by CID sourced from Al Jazeera on 1 August 2014

UN and US have announced that Isreal and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian truce to begin on Friday morning and indirect talks to be held in Cairo.

Opinion: Who is going to pay for international development?

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 1 August 2014

Heading towards the UN financing for development conference in July 2015, The Guardian looks at the importance of prioritising financial development issues.

World Bank board declines to revise controversial draft policies

Posted by CID sourced from Inter Press Service on 1 August 2014

Nearly 100 civil-society groups react to a draft policy policy from the World Bank that risks rolling back several decades of reforms designed to protect indigenous populations, the poor and sensitive ecosystems.

Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

Posted by CID from Thompson Reuters Foundation on 31 July 2014

A study shows drug resistant malaria parasites have spread across Southeast Asia including Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. There are fears that if the resistance spreads out of Asia and into Africa, much of the progress in reducing deaths from malaria will be reversed.

Opinion: For Nigerian girls, education is the key that opens doors to progress

Posted by CID sourced from Thomson Reuters on 31 July 2014

Raised in Nigeria, Nnenna Agba gained popularity when she went on America’s Next Top Model. Nnenna is the face of the Kechie’s Project and supports her own sisters educations. She discusses the importance of education for girls in order to improve gender equality.

Ban hails Costa Rica as ‘model’ for development, peace

Posted by CID sourced from UN News on 31 July 2014

On his first official visit, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded Costa Rica as a “model country” in sustainable development and protecting human rights.

The new scramble for Africa

Posted by CID sourced from Al Jazeera on 31 July 2014

Decades after the European powers carved up the African continent for their own imperial needs, Africa is undergoing a new wave of resource and strategic exploitation – some are calling it the new scramble for Africa.

Civil Society reacts to proposed SDGs

Posted by CID sourced from iisd on 30 July 2014

This document summarises the responses from civil society groups to the outcome document on the SDGs. The majority of the responses are positive, supporting the document as a significant step forward, while some CSOs express disappointment in the language used and the limits of the goals.

Opinion: Bolivia's child labour law shames us all

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 30 July 2014

Children aged just 10 are now permitted to work – why do we keep denying children their right to a childhood?

Focus on Gender: The opaque language of gender studies

Posted by CID sourced from SciDev on 30 July 2014

This article looks at gender studies and notes that the language used in articles and on gender courses can be hard to understand due to the influence of northern hemisphere academia.

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