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January 5, 2015
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Opinion: SDGs are part of stopping violence against women and girls
Violence against women and girls prevents them from fulfilling their potential and also harms their communities, writes Mary Ellsberg, director of the Global Women's Institute. Among Ellsberg's recommended actions is the United Nations including in its Sustainable Development Goals a target for reducing gender violence. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (1/2)
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@UNFoundation: [On the blog] Universal access to immunization is the Decade of Vaccines vision. Read more: bit.ly/1xisHdf
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"Pope Francis will make combating climate change a priority of the Church." UN Dispatch (12/29)
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Ban: Civil war has "catastrophic" effect on South Sudan's children
Many South Sudan children have been killed, sexually assailed and injured during the country's civil war, says a United Nations report. The South Sudan government needs to work to bring child soldiers back into society and to prosecute people who commit violence against children, the report says. "The impact of the violence on children has been catastrophic," says Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general. "Children have not only been affected by the conflict, they have been directly targeted." Voice of America (1/1)
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WHO: "Unprecedented progress" seen in fighting malaria in 2014
Last year saw "unprecedented progress" against malaria, according to Dr. Pedro Alonso, director of the World Health Organization's malaria program. However, the growing resistance of multiple diseases to antibiotics concerns health officials. Voice of America (1/2)
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Hydrogen fuel cells could power off-grid communities in South Africa
Hydrogen fuel cells could be another option for providing power to rural Africa, writes Munyaradzi Makoni. Academic researchers in South Africa are working with the private sector to prove the viability of hydrogen fuel cells. Thomson Reuters Foundation (1/4)
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Nigerian military base taken over by Boko Haram
Boko Haram militants captured the Multi-National Joint Task Force military base near the town of Baga in Nigeria on Saturday. Civilians reportedly fled to neighboring Chad. BBC (1/4)
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Lebanon restricts entry of Syrian refugees
The government in Lebanon is restricting the entry of Syrians into the country starting today. Syrians seeking to enter Lebanon must have a visa, which has time restrictions. Lebanon is hosting more than 1 million Syrian refugees and says it cannot take more. The Associated Press (1/5), BBC (1/5)
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