A couple of countries with more hostile relations with the USA took the opportunity to score some political points. But most of the conversation was not anything different from the kind of discussion you might find if Harold Koh were to discuss America's human rights record at a town hall meeting in, say, Denver.
The mHealth Summit kicks off in Washington, D.C. next week. The following item, which originally appeared in Global Health Magazine, provides a case study of how one mobile tool provided critical support following the Haiti earthquake.
Gefeliciteerd Nederlands! For the first time ever, the UN Development Program has ranked countries according to a "Gender Inequality Index" and the Dutch come out on top. Here is how other countries scored.
On Friday, we will find out what happens when a hurricane pounds a country in which 1.3 million people live in tents. Between the cholera epidemic, the earthquake and the storm, aid workers, government, the Haitian people are struggling to cope with three concurrent humanitarian emergencies.
Tomas is teetering between hurricane, tropical storm and tropical depression status. No matter what the prefix, Haiti is in the direct path of what is shaping up to be a very violent storm.
Are you a despondent Democrat who woke up feeling salty about last night's election returns? If so, here is some news that might brighten your day.
On Friday, the human rights record of the United States will be the subject of a debate at the UN Human Rights Council. If you care about scoring cheap shots against the Obama administration, this is a terrible thing! If you actually care about the advancement of human rights around the world, this is definitely a positive development.
Next week, Washington, D.C. is playing host to a summit on how mobile phone technologies can be harnessed to improve health outcomes in the developing world. From November 8 to 10, experts from the world of technology, health, philanthropy and the government and private sector will converge for the mHealth Summit.