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2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates: Childhood Deaths

The improved health of children in poor countries is a great example of the power of innovation. In 2008, for the first time fewer than 9 million children under age 5 died. In 2005, the last time the number was measured carefully, it was just below 10 million. This is huge progress, and it is […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 11, 2011

Canada May Focus on Rights of Women in Afghanistan

By: Tobi Cohen Championing the emancipation of Afghan women is emerging as a possible nonmilitary, post-combat role for Canada as politicians and activists debate the future of the costly mission in Afghanistan. While the focus has shifted in recent days toward an 11thhour decision to keep as many as 1,000 troops in Afghanistan until 2014 […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 14, 2010

Why India never starved

by Dan Gardner, Postmedia News When I hand the worn and faded book to the old man, he smiles. He remembers it well. He is professor Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan. Little-known in this country, Swaminathan, 85, is a legend in Asia. He is the scientist who brought the Green Revolution to India in the 1960s and […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | October 13, 2010

Measuring global poverty

from The Economist POOR people—the destitute, disease ridden and malnourished “bottom billion”—live in poor countries. That has been the central operating assumption of the aid business for a decade. The thesis was true in 1990: then, over 90% of the world’s poor lived in the world’s poorest places. But it looks out of date now. […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , | September 30, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship and Education in Kyrgyzstan

There is not a single kindergarten in Archa Beshik. This district of Kyrgyzstan’s capital city is home to an estimated 50,000 people, many of whom are young families raising two or three children. There are two primary schools, but neither has the capacity to educate all of Archa Beshik’s children. Archa Beshik grew from waves […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | September 27, 2010

Failed States Index 2010

by The Fund for Peace We are pleased to present the sixth annual Failed States Index.  The FSI focuses on the indicators of risk and is based on thousands of articles and reports that are processed by our CAST Software from electronically available sources to learn more, please see the FAQs. We encourage others to […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 20, 2010

In Security Crisis, Afghan Women Leaders Demand Support

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon One group in Afghanistan is particularly on edge as Obama makes his final call on the troop surge—women. Gayle Lemmon talks to female leaders about their fears of a Taliban resurgence. While Afghans wait to hear whether President Obama will indeed decide to send more troops to their soil, one group […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 11, 2009

Global Media Monitoring Project scrutinizes fairness and balance in representation of gender in the news around the world

From: UNIFEM Gender equality in the news media came under scrutiny by the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) in some 127 countries around the world today. UNIFEM supports the project, recognizing the importance of fairness and balance in the representation of gender in the news. The International Federation of Journalists and numerous national media associations […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 10, 2009

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Moving from Promises to Progress

by Joanne Sandler Mr. Chairperson, Distinguished Delegates, Colleagues and Friends, I would like to congratulate you, Mr. Chairperson, and other members of the bureau on your election to this committee. I thank you for this opportunity to present the Note by the Secretary-General on the Activities of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | October 12, 2009

Global Development: Views from the Center

by Ruth Levine This week The New York Times Magazine is dedicated to a single theme: women. The main attraction of this special issue is a stirring essay by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, who write passionately about the great moral, national security and economic development imperatives of investing in the world’s women and […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | August 24, 2009

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