Improving Quality of Life in Sprawling Slums Penelope Chester March 19, 2010Scary: Report Shows Global Spike in Resistant TB Mark Leon Goldberg March 18, 2010Probably one of the scarier and generally under-reported global health stories of the past few years has been the emergence of new strains of Tuberculosis that are resistant to regular treatment regimens. According to a World Health Organization report out today, in some areas of the world one fourth of all new cases of TB is of the hard-to-treat (Antonio Banderas Joins the UN Mark Leon Goldberg March 18, 2010You loved him in Philadelphia, saw his performance lacking in The Mask of Zorro, now, Antonio Banderas will take on his next role: goodwill ambassdor for the United Nations Development Program. From the UN News Center:Mr. Banderas will advocate for the poor and push for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight globally-agreed targets with a 2015 deadline to halve world poverty, with a focus on Africa and Latin America.A Documentary on Human Rights Abuses in Zimbabwe that forced the Filmmaker into Hiding. Mark Leon Goldberg March 18, 2010In 2008, a tribunal of the South African Development Community (SADC) ruled that the Zimbabwean government's policy of taking over white-owned farms was illegal. Despite the ruling, official harassment of white farm owners and the thousands of workers employed at their farms continued. This 25 minute film, titled "House of Justice," documents the farmers and farm workers struggle against the government of Zimbabwe. It also shows, in stark terms, how top government officials used torture to intimidate farm owners and their workers.SVU Brings Attention to Rape as Weapon of War Matthew Cordell March 17, 2010The Somali Pirates’ Business Model Mark Leon Goldberg March 17, 2010 Are Groups like the LRA Really Spreading Across Africa? Mark Leon Goldberg March 17, 2010In a Foreign Policy feature, Jeffrey Gettleman describes the kind of roving banditry practiced by the LRA and in Eastern Congo as "Africa's un-Wars."Video of Hillary Clinton at the Commission on the Status of Women Mark Leon Goldberg March 17, 2010This video is a few days old, but I thought folks might be interested in watching Secretary of State Clinton's address to the Commission in the Status of Women at the United Nations last week. Tony Lake Picked as UNICEF Chief Mark Leon Goldberg March 16, 2010Secretary General Ban Ki Moon appointed President Bill Clinton's former National Security Adviser and Obama confidant Anthony Lake to be the next head of UNICEF. Josh Rogin reported a few weeks back that the Obama administration had nominated Anthony Lake for the spot. And since UNICEF chief is a job that typically goes to an American, it was all but assured that Lake would replace former Secretary of Agriculture Ann Venemen when her five-year term expires. 123456…8 Get occasional updates from UN DispatchEmail Address Subscriptions Also get global humanitarian news clips, delivered every morning Get the Global Dispatches Podcast!