All posts tagged "Policy & Governance"

  • UN Commission calls for increased gender equality

    The 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women ended in New York with a strong call to prioritise gender equality and the human rights of women.

    • Posted April 13, 2014
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  • Figures reveal success of small nations

    While larger countries naturally get most of the airtime, small developed countries have done disproportionately well over the last few decades. How they continue this successful trend in a world

    • Posted April 13, 2014
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  • Spain suspends sales of riot gear to Venezuela

    Spain has suspended sales of riot gear to the Venezuelan government after public demonstrations in the country resulted in the death of 39 citizens, and caused injury to 600 more.

    • Posted April 13, 2014
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  • Initiative argues the case for rights-centred development

    An initiative that aims to integrate human rights with sustainable development policies has issued a statement to inform the next stage of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. The Righting Finance

    • Posted April 13, 2014
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  • Study shows limitations of subsidy cuts post-Arab Spring

    A study by the Arab NGO Network for Development shows the limited success of IMF recommendations in safeguarding the economies of transitioning Arab countries. The report was produced in collaboration

    • Posted April 13, 2014
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  • Jailed opposition leader blamed for violence in Venezuela

    The leader of one of Venezuela’s opposition parties, Leopoldo Lopez, has been charged with inciting violence in the country. Lopez was already being held in custody, where he has been

    • Posted April 13, 2014
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  • Drug-smuggling tunnels found on US-Mexican border

    Authorities in the US have discovered two tunnels on the Mexico-US border that they claim have been used to smuggle drugs between the nations. A 73-year-old woman has been arrested

    • Posted April 13, 2014
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