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The private sector imperative for the refugee crisis

Twin summits at the United Nations in New York this week put refugee and migrant issues in the spotlight, but heads of state aren’t the only ones discussing their role — the private sector is also weighing its response and making commitments.

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For Immediate Release: Stand together with our brave humanitarian workers

Council for International Development (CID), the coordinating body of New Zealand’s international aid and disaster relief agencies, is changing its social media profile pictures to red today (#redforsyria[http://www.ifrc.org/redforsyria]) and calling on others to show solidarity... Read more about 'For Immediate Release: Stand together with our brave humanitarian workers'...

'Red tape' locking small island states out of billions in climate fund

Commonwealth initiative aims to enable countries such as Vanuatu and Fiji to access $100bn pledged in Paris climate talks

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Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty - World Bank

If drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people will fall into poverty by 2050, and a century of progress in health will be reversed, the World Bank said on Monday.

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Opinion: Taking advocacy campaigns off auto-pilot

A lack of creativity in campaign tech can stifle social change. Advocacy organizations need to take more chances with technology and think beyond existing tools to achieve greater impact.

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Aisyiyah: 99 years of women’s empowerment

For the second in their series of Aid Profiles, Devpolicy Blog reports on Indonesia’s longest-serving women’s organisation, Aisyiyah.

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Protecting and expanding civil society space nationally and internationally

An analysis carried out by CIVICUS indicates that in far too many countries and in all global regions the conditions for civil society work and activities has worsened. Some of the solutions to this problem could be taken by civil society itself.

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Adaptive management: What it means for CSOs

A report by our UK sister organisation, Bond, examines how an adaptive management approach could prove useful to staff and leaders in organisations working on complex problems and in fragile or conflict-affected contexts, and to funders who support such CSO activities.

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NDRF Release: NZ Aid groups call on world leaders to deliver action after failure of refugee summit

New Zealand’s aid workers have added their voice to a global declaration rebuking world leaders for failing to act on the deepening refugee crisis, at a major UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants... Read more about 'NDRF Release: NZ Aid groups call on world leaders to deliver action after failure of refugee summit'...

Chris Clarke on Radio NZ: the World Summit for Refugees and Migrants

World Vision NZ CEO Chris Clarke talks to Wallace on the eve of the World Summit for Refugees and Migrants. New Zealand has been one of the most generous and supportive countries towards the Syrian refugees - but are we doing enough? Chris Clarke will talk about why Kiwi's respond so positively to migrants - but why the rest of the global community is failing them.

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