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Tourism is no guarantee for development

Tourism is no guarantee for development | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
The tourist industry is worth billions of dollars a year, even in developing countries. But the sector is vulnerable to crises, and few people actually make a profit. Could development aid create tourism sustainability?
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Report: 3,600 Syrians Treated for ‘Neurotoxin’ Exposure

Report: 3,600 Syrians Treated for ‘Neurotoxin’ Exposure | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders says three Syrian hospitals have received about 3,600 patients displaying symptoms of exposure to neurotoxic agents.
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Syrian conflict hits tragic milestone: one million children now refugees, UN agencies say

Syrian conflict hits tragic milestone: one million children now refugees, UN agencies say | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
This girl sheltered in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is one of a million Syrian children who have become refugees because of the war. Photo: UNHCR/O.
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WFP: $84 million needed to help tackle food insecurity in South Sudan

WFP: $84 million needed to help tackle food insecurity in South Sudan | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
23 August 2013 – The United Nations food relief agency today said it needs $84 million to extend its assistance to more than 2.8 million people in need in South Sudan.
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Sharp increase of women voters in Pakistan’s recent elections

Sharp increase of women voters in Pakistan’s recent elections | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
“It was a life-time experience to cast my vote for the first time. It renewed my hopes for the nation,” said Saadia, a first-time female voter from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in north-west Pakistan.
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 AfDB, AUC Sign US $45 Million Grant Agreement to Boost Pan African University

 AfDB, AUC Sign US $45 Million Grant Agreement to Boost Pan African University | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union Commission (AUC) have signed a grant agreement worth US $45 million to boost the Pan African University.
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Ecuador: Rape Survivors Denied Safe and Legal Abortion

Ecuador: Rape Survivors Denied Safe and Legal Abortion | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
(Washington, DC) – Ecuador’s restrictive abortion laws put the health and even the lives of rape victims in danger, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
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MSF: 355 were killed in alleged Syrian chemical attack

MSF:  355 were killed in alleged Syrian chemical attack | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has said 355 people died from an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. A top UN official is in Syria to urge government forces to allow an inquiry into the alleged attack.
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Ban Ki-moon: development aid decline a cause for concern

Ban Ki-moon: development aid decline a cause for concern | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
Ban Ki-moon has warned that the global nature of many current challenges requires co-ordinated worldwide action.
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Arancha Gonzalez to head International Trade Centre

Arancha Gonzalez to head International Trade Centre | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Arancha Gonzalez of Spain as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and World Trade Organization...
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DPR Korea: $98 million needed to respond to urgent humanitarian needs

DPR Korea:  $98 million needed to respond to urgent humanitarian needs | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
15 August 2013 – The United Nations today said $98 million is urgently needed to address critical humanitarian needs in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where some 2.4 million people need regular food assistance.
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Chinese business leaders committed to the HIV response

Chinese business leaders committed to the HIV response | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
On 14 August, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé presented awards to the CEOs of six of China’s largest companies in recognition of their contributions to China’s AIDS response.
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Helen Clark discusses gender and leadership with Forbes

Helen Clark discusses gender and leadership with Forbes | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
“It’s true that as a woman leader you attract probably a disproportionate amount of influence because there are so few of us,” says Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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UN climate change body partners with Latin American bank to boost clean development efforts

UN climate change body partners with Latin American bank to boost clean development efforts | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
23 August 2013 – The United Nations climate change secretariat has signed an agreement with the Latin American Development Bank to increase participation in clean development projects in the region, it was today announced.
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Use of chemical weapons in Syria would be ‘crime against humanity’ – Ban

Use of chemical weapons in Syria would be ‘crime against humanity’ – Ban | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
23 August 2013 – The use of any chemical weapons in Syria would amount to a “crime against humanity” and there would be “serious consequences” for the perpetrators, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, while urging an immediate investigation...
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Is there any space in the development debate for African experts?

Is there any space in the development debate for African experts? | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
Development experts from Africa are sparsely represented on global panels.
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UNDP food security report in Africa to be honored for excellence

UNDP food security report in Africa to be honored for excellence | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
The Africa Human Development Report 2012, titled Towards a Food-Secure Future, has won the 2013 HDR Award for Excellence, which honors every three years the best and most impactful Human Development Reports.
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One Small Thing Can Make a Big Difference

One Small Thing Can  Make a Big Difference | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
By Leonard Doyle Brilliantly encapsulating what it is to be a humanitarian aid worker, Matt Bowlby of IOM Haiti describes his daily rounds of a displacement camp thus: “You’re here to do one small thing that’s going to make a big difference.” In...
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Olympics: Next IOC Leader Should Back Rights Reforms

Olympics: Next IOC Leader Should Back Rights Reforms | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
(New York) – The next president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should ensure that future host countries comply with human rights in full accordance with the Olympic Charter, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists...
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Tajikistan, Where Iranian Money Takes a Bath?

Tajikistan, Where Iranian Money Takes a Bath? | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
DUSHANBE, Aug 24 2013 (EurasiaNet) – An Iranian entrepreneur who is the subject of U.S. and EU sanctions for laundering oil money on behalf of Tehran is operating a successful family of businesses in Tajikistan.
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European leaders seek common position on Egypt, Germany condemns violence

European leaders seek common position on Egypt, Germany condemns violence | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
German and France have called for urgent consultations with other European Union countries to discuss the ongoing crisis in Egypt. Both have condemned this week’s deadly clashes.
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WhyDev: 52 things you will never hear an aid worker say

WhyDev: 52 things you will never hear an aid worker say | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
A humorous compilation, such as: “It was great to get such a stable, fulfilling job with full benefits right after finishing my degree.” “Angelina Jolie needs more credit for her role in raising awareness of international adoptions.” “The project...
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Strategies for Preparing Youth for Employment

Strategies for Preparing Youth for Employment | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
When it comes to preparing youth for employment, what strategies work best?
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Israeli-Palestinian talks, Egypt and Syria on agenda as UN chief arrives in Middle East

Israeli-Palestinian talks, Egypt and Syria on agenda as UN chief arrives in Middle East | Int. Dev. Communities TODAY | Scoop.it
15 August 2013 – The deadly violence in Egypt, the ongoing Syria crisis and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process were on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s agenda as he arrived today in the Middle East, where he held talks with leaders in Jordan as...
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