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G77 and China propose targets to correspond with Zero Draft

Posted by CID sourced from on 24 June 2014

The G77 and China proposing targets corresponding to each of the goals contained in the OWG’s zero draft.

Technical guidance on choosing targets for reducing natural disaster risk

Posted by CID sourced from ODI on 24 June 2014

​This briefing note is designed to support post-2015 Open Working Group members in their consideration of targets related to disaster risk management. It presents a technical assessment of potential targets and explores global trends in disaster losses in the past, along with comments on possibilities for the future of the SDGs.

Obstetric Fistula Haunts Pakistani Women

Posted by CID sourced from IPS on 24 June 2014

The alienating condition prevalent in the developing world, obstetric fistula, is no longer a huge problem for some in Pakistan. The establishment of Koohi Goth, set up with the help of the UN Population Fund, has enabled patients to get the reconstruction surgery for free. In addition to other initiatives to improve maternity education and health, similar conditions can be prevented.

Why were women's groups excluded from meeting on Nigerian security?

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 24 June 2014

Despite the soundbites, there has been little improvement in female participation in decision-making on peace and security. Maria Butler discusses and critiques the lack of implementation and action for improved participation of women in all aspects of society.

US demotes Thailand and Qatar for abysmal human trafficking records

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 24 June 2014

Corruption impedes progress in Thailand, and workers die in both because of conditions, says US state department's report. Slaves are forced to work on Thai fishing boats for no pay, and under threat of extreme violence.

West Africa ebola epidemic is 'out of control'

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 24 June 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that doctors are struggling to contain second wave of disease in West Africa amid poor monitoring and communication. Tackling the ebola epidemic in west Africa, immediate medical action is not enough.

Tens of thousands march in London against coalition's austerity measures

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 24 June 2014

An estimated 50,000 people gathered in front of the houses of Parliament in London in a rally organised by the People's Assembly.

Small island developing states 'lack research support'

Posted by CID sourced from Sci Dev on 23 June 2014

This article details the calls from ministers in Mauritius and the Seychelles for the need to improve international support for research and innovation in SIDs.

Civil Society challenges G20 on inequality and sustainable growth

Posted by CID sourced from G20 on 23 June 2014

This report summarises the issues global civil society, the C20 wants to see on the G20 agenda when they meet in Brisbane in November. It follows the C20 summit held in Melbourne attended by around 400 deglegates.

Effort towards better responsibility are "ignoring women"

Posted by CID sourced from Scoop on 23 June 2014

This article sumarises some of the findings from a new report released by the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice.

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