Author Archives: Jaclyn Schiff
An op-ed suggesting vaccines could aid diplomacy with North Korea sparks debate among experts.
Global South Innovation Spotlight: How Grameen Shakti is Delivering Affordable Solar Energy to Clients in Rural Bangladesh
A new series highlighting models of success that are improving lives in the developing world.
Wondering what that #FPSummit hashtag is all about?
A new school opening in Houston, Texas can put the USA on the tropical diseases “map.” Why this matters to global health.
Earlier this week, just hours after the counter-coup attempt, I spoke with Phil about life in Bamako lately. Phil isn’t an aid exp music ert, he doesn’t work for an NGO and he’s not in the Peace Corps. He’s an industrious American guy who is interested in the world around him (and its music).
Iraq: The SG met with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki in Baghdad today as well as Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani to review the ongoing security crisis. The SG congratulated Fouad Massoum on his election as Iraq’s new President and remarked that a new government “will strengthen the unity of the country, fight effectively against terrorism and ISIS, as well as uproot the seeds of sectarianism and division.”
SG: The SG met with Israeli President Peres in Jerusalem today to encourage dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. Speaking to the press with President Peres, he again underlined the need to stop violence and begin dialogue that addresses the root causes of the conflict.
SG: The SG briefed the SC today from Ramallah where he reiterated his message from today’s earlier press conference in Tel Aviv with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to: “Stop fighting. Start talking. And take on the root causes of the conflict.” The SG will continue travelling this week to Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
SG: The SG arrived in Cairo today where he will meet with the Foreign Minister, President el-Sisi and US Secretary of State Kerry to promote the Egypt-initiated ceasefire in the Middle East. Spokesman Dujarric told reporters today that “the overriding messages that [the SG] brings is, first, that the violence must stop, and needs to stop now.”
Middle East: The SG welcomed the humanitarian pause negotiated by Special Coordinator Serry to allow civilians in Gaza to begin repairs on electrical and water infrastructure. WFP used the five-hour pause to deliver emergency food assistance to Gaza. The SG hopes the pause will lead to peace and a sustainable ceasefire.