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Thursday, August 21, 2014

[RED DEMOCRATICA] UN to send 1,800 new peacekeepers to CAR as violence continues


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August 21, 2014
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UN to send 1,800 new peacekeepers to CAR as violence continues
The United Nations will deploy 1,800 fresh peacekeepers the Central African Republic by mid-September, as well as take command of 5,800 African Union soldiers there. A humanitarian worker was killed and dozens of civilians injured Wednesday. The Guardian (London) (8/21)
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"Standard Bank issued a report showing that Africa's middle class has tripled in size since 2000." UN Dispatch (8/21)
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Security Council slated to vote on conflict-prevention resolution
The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote today on a resolution calling for greater use of conflict-prevention tools such as negotiation and mediation. "We believe that the council spends too much time on conflict management and occasionally conflict resolution but not enough on upstream conflict prevention," said U.K. envoy Mark Lyall Grant. Firstpost (India)/The Associated Press (8/21)
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Solving youth unemployment is a multipronged effort
Reducing youth unemployment and underemployment is necessary for building better societies, says Saket Mani, the United Nations children and youth representative. Young people should also be encouraged to develop "their own entrepreneurship skills and create opportunities for themselves," he argues. The Guardian (London) (8/20)
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Crowdsourcing SDGs may garner business-sector support
The United Nations plans to use crowdsourcing to gather input for the Sustainable Development Goals. Such an approach could encourage the business sector to become more active, writes Noshua Watson. SciDev.net (8/21)
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Neglected tropical diseases are spreading to Asia, Americas
Neglected tropical diseases are becoming a health issue in Group of 20 nations, especially among the poor in Asia and the Americas. The Guardian (London) (8/21)
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Israel kills Hamas leaders in airstrike on house
A bomb dropped by Israeli military forces killed three leading Hamas commanders in Gaza today. Reuters (8/21)
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Ebola affected communities in West Africa at risk of severe food shortages UN Radio (8/20)
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