Jeffrey Sachs (Economist, Professor & Director, Columbia University)
Craig Fisher (Chair, Fred Hollows Foundation NZ).
+ Treaty to prohibit Nuclear Weapons passes important threshold
Atreaty aimed at destroying all nuclear weaponsand forever prohibiting their use has hit an important benchmark, with Honduras becoming the 50th country to ratify the accord — the minimum needed for it to enter into force as international law.
The United Nations announced late Saturday that the ratification threshold had been achieved, a little more than three years after the treaty was completed in negotiations at the organization’s New York headquarters. Secretary General António Guterres said the 50th ratification was “the culmination of a worldwide movement to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.”
While a number of international agreements to limit the development and proliferation of nuclear weapons were already in place, these weapons were only internationally prohibited in 2017, when the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted.
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+ Last week for Nominations: Annual Collaboration Award, to be presented by Hon. James Shaw
Celebrate the creative and collaborative skills of the sector.
The impact of COVID has made this year particularly challenging, but many of these challenges have been mitigated through innovation, collaboration and the awesome creativity of the sector.
Please see the information below on the CID Collaboration Award, which will be presented by the Hon. James Shaw, and the CID Photo Competition for 2020. Winners will be announced at the Annual Dinner on 5 November.
CID Collaboration Award 2020 We want to hear from CID Members and Associate Members that have successfully worked together on a project with a mix of organisations and individuals – for example, each other, local entrepreneurs or partners, governments, funders, private sector, consultants, academics or researchers. Applications must be submitted by 23rd October, and will be judged on the following criteria:
The narrative - how compellingly you tell the project's story
The scope - who and how many people were reached
The impact - what is the likelihood of impact and sustainability
The collaboration - how the collaboration led to the successes or results of this project.
What can we expect for the next decade? What will current trends in climate change, economic growth, and demographic shifts mean for food security throughout the 2020s? With data from the Food and Agriculture Organization in partnership with Gallup World Poll, the World Data Labhas used machine learning techniques and the latest forecasts of global change to estimate the dynamics of food insecurity for the coming decade.
Hunger is declining but very slowly
East Asia is on track to decrease food insecurity
In sub-Saharan Africa, on the other hand, the number of food insecure will continue to rise
+ Come and work with us at CID - still time to apply!
Are you a passionate, well-organised, international development specialist, wanting to contribute to strengthening the sector and its impact from a New Zealand base?
Council for International Development (CID) is seeking a strategic player to join the small team and get things done.
With a focus on leadership as the sector adapts to COVID, we’re looking for someone who can engage strategically with members, design and help us deliver events, training and workshops to strengthen capacity and impact. We also want your leadership to expand networks across sectors, find new members and diversify funds.
Could the breadth of activities that come with this role be the change you are looking for?
If you are an international development specialist, preferably with public and private sector experience, can plan ahead and think methodically, are able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, are strategic, logical and confident in problem solving techniques, and thrive in a small constructive team, we want to hear from you.
Please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com outlining why you are interested in the role. Please apply before 5pm 27 October 2020.
"China has pursued an ambitious development strategy through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched in 2013. This initiative now encompasses more than 70 countries, which is one third of global trade and over 60% of the world's population, by the World Bank’s assessment.
We are now seeing the emergence of a “Health Silk Road” edging out the BRI in Beijing’s rhetoric, mirroring a downward trend of investment in the BRI exacerbated by Covid-19, writes Heather.
+ Gender lens philanthropy in a time of COVID
As Covid-19 has swept the globe it has had acute impacts on women and girls, including rising rates of domestic violence and economic insecurity, especially for Indigenous women, other black and brown women, and those working in informal sectors.
Moderated by Jane Sloane, Senior Director for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality at The Asia Foundation, this webinar will feature a welcome from Sue McCabe, CEO of Philanthropy New Zealand, and the following expert panelists: Sarah Haacke Byrd, CEO of Women Moving Millions; Melanie Brown, Senior Program Officer for US Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Tuti B.Scott, Interim CEO of Tides Foundation USA; and Lucy Lee, Senior Associate for Volition Capital and Lotus Circle Bay Area convener. Learn more about the guest speakers.