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March 23, 2015
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How the UN, WHO plan to end tuberculosis
Tuesday is World Tuberculosis Day, and eradicating the disease requires a vaccine, faster diagnosis and more options for drug treatment, says Eric Goosby, the United Nations special envoy for TB. The World Health Organization is launching End TB, a plan that aims to end new cases of the disease within 20 years. The Huffington Post (3/21), Voice of America (3/23)
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"Uncertainty Around Mali Peace Accord" UN Dispatch (3/20)
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Security Council threatens sanctions against Yemen's Houthi
The Houthi takeover in Yemen was condemned Sunday by the United Nations Security Council, which urged the Houthis to pull back and warned that more sanctions could be imposed. Jamal Benomar, the UN mediator, said the Yemen conflict could turn into a protracted civil war if steps aren't taken to stop the fighting. Reuters (3/22), Voice of America (3/23), BBC (3/22)
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Sachs: Global Fund for Education is sorely needed
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A Global Fund for Education needs to be created to be certain all children have access to education, writes Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals. Such a fund would bring together governments, corporations and philanthropists and would support the proposed Sustainable Development Goal on education, he argues. (Prague) (3/19)
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WMO report: Climate change causing oceans to warm
Increasing greenhouse-gas emissions are having multiple effects, including on ocean-surface temperatures, says a report from the World Meteorological Organization. "Multiple lines of evidence -- from mounting surface temperatures to shrinking glaciers, from sea-level rise to weather extremes -- show that the climate is changing and that this is largely due to human activities," says Michel Jarraud, WMO secretary-general. Responding to Climate Change (U.K.) (3/23)
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UN's Robinson supports efforts against fossil fuel investment
More investment funds are looking to divest themselves of fossil fuel holdings, and that's an effort that needs to be supported, says Mary Robinson, United Nations special envoy for climate. Responding to Climate Change (U.K.) (3/20)
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Peacekeeping and Security
South Sudan faction starts releasing child soldiers
A South Sudan rebel faction has released 250 of its 3,000 child soldiers, says UNICEF. The rebels are expected to release another 400 children. Al Jazeera (3/22)
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"Despicable" attacks in Syria condemned by UN chief UN Radio (3/21)
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