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Watch Syria Security Council Showdown Live

We got the live feed from the Security Council, plus running commentary from experts on Twitter.


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Why Youth, Why Now?

I wrote the cover story for PSI Impact Magazine about how the international global health community is starting to focus on youth health issues. Traditionally, the main focus has been on newborns and children, but there is a growing recognition that youth in their teens and twenties are a critical cohort to target health interventions.


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As Diplomats Gather at the UN, Russia Still a ‘Nyet’ on Syria Resolution

Diplomatic heavyweights are gathering at the United Nations today for a Security Council meeting on Syria. Russia looks like it won’t budge.


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Top of the Morning: Security Council Showdown on Syria, Doomsday UN Report, ICRC Booted From Somalia

Top stories from the Development and Aid World News Service–DAWNS Digest. Sign up for the full digest.


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Global Sustainability Report; AU Summit; Sudan; Syria; and more

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for action on a new blueprint for creating a sustainable planet, a just society and a growing economy, stressing that the current path will not lead to a fair and resilient future for the world’s people. Speaking at the launch in Addis Ababa of the report prepared by his High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, Mr. Ban stressed that sustainable development is a top priority for his second term of office.


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Fighting Malaria in Liberia With UNITAID

Malaria is by far the biggest killer here in Liberia. The entire country – from Monrovia city center to the border regions — is considered malaria endemic.  Prevention and treatment of malaria is among the country’s most pressing public health challenge.


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