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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.

Last-minute UNESCO lobbying brings SDG science success

Posted by CID sourced from SciDev on 30 July 2014

Last-minute lobbying by UNESCO is said to have helped reinstate some of science and research commitments into the draft of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For example, R&D commitments were reinstated and now has a commitment to help poorer nations boost their science capacities.

Fiji: Five year climate change project reviewed

Posted by CID sourced from Scoop on 30 July 2014

Regional five year climate change adaptation project reviewed in Fiji.

Developing bioenergy without threatening food-security

Posted by CID sourced from Scoop on 30 July 2014

Developing bioenergy without threatening food-security in Southeast Asia.

Immunisation expert to advise global NGO

Posted by CID sourced from Scoop on 30 July 2014

A New Zealand immunisation expert has been invited to join the World Health Organisation’s strategic advisory group on immunisation.

Ministers condemned for failing to meet Papuan journalist

Posted by CID sourced from Scoop on 30 July 2014

Ministers Coleman and Tolley have decided against giving even a brief time to meet with visiting Papuan journalist Victor Mambor.

The Brics have a chance to succeed where the World Bank has failed

Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 30 July 2014

The new Brics bank is an opportunity to learn lessons and ensure every infrastructure project protects human rights.

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