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Don’t wait for peace to fight climate change

Don’t wait for peace to fight climate change

Building resilience to climate change in areas beset by conflict and competition for land is a challenge – and not just because extreme weather and other climate pressures are making life harder for e...

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UN official says will raise sexual violence against Rohingya with ICC

UN official says will raise sexual violence against Rohingya with ICC

"Sexual violence is being commanded, orchestrated and perpetrated by the Armed Forces of Myanmar... rape is an act and a weapon of genocide," reports UN official Pramila Patten.

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Facilities deserve a place in development

Facilities deserve a place in development

A debate is emerging in Australian aid circles about different ways of delivering aid programs - whether DFAT should manage lots of separate contracts, or create bigger multi-sector programmes, known ...

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Advocating for a stronger Australian Aid program: Q&A with new ACFID President Susan Pascoe

Advocating for a stronger Australian Aid program: Q&A with new ACFID President Susan Pascoe

“Any one of us could have been born in a refugee camp... For me, there is almost an onus on us to recognize their plight and do something about it.”

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The Island COP: changing the negotiation climate with a ‘Bula Spirit’

The Island COP: changing the negotiation climate with a ‘Bula Spirit’

As the first small island state to chair the auspicious political decision-making body on global climate change action, Fiji has employed innovative partnerships in its diplomatic endeavour.

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Soil-based filter bricks clean up water for Moroccan farmers

Soil-based filter bricks clean up water for Moroccan farmers

A home-made filter system using layers of soil and gravel has been found successful in removing pollutants and fertiliser residue in waste water, as well as harmful bacteria and other pathogens.

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PNG PM threatens Manus Island intervention

PNG PM threatens Manus Island intervention

"The centre will not be reopened and it will be returned to its former function as a Defence Force facility"

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Indigo + Iris: the mascara that will help cure blindness

Indigo + Iris: the mascara that will help cure blindness

Two Kiwi women have launched a make-up startup which will give 50 percent of profits to support the Fred Hollows Foundation in curing avoidable blindness in the Pacific.

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How to advocate for foreign aid: Q&A with Australia's international development minister

How to advocate for foreign aid: Q&A with Australia's international development minister

MELBOURNE — Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, the minister for international development and the Pacific, has pushed for greater collaboration across sectors to better communicate the importance of ...

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Insights from Techonomy: What can technology bring to global health?

Insights from Techonomy: What can technology bring to global health?

“By 2019, one in 10 people living in the developing world will have 3D-printed items in or on their bodies.” That is the claim made by research firm Gartner Group. It appeared on screens on both sides...

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