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Future of DfID in the balance after Conservative landslide in UK

The fate of the UK Department for International Development appears more uncertain than ever after the election victory of aid-sceptic Boris Johnson’s Conservative party.
from DevEx on Dec 13, 2019.

Risk of water conflicts in Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India, Pakistan in next 12 months

A new tool claims it can predict the risk of water-related conflicts up to 12 months ahead of time.
from World Resources Institute on Dec 5, 2019.

No more chains: anti-slavery campaigns urged to stop relying on shock images

Images of trafficked people in chains, barbed wire or gags mean people are less likely to recognise the real signs of slavery, say researchers
from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Dec 3, 2019.

35 years of Bhopal Gas tragedy: 'I waited 20 years, but nobody studied autopsy samples'

The former head of the Medico-legal Institute of Madhya Pradesh had preserved hundreds of autopsy samples of gas victims, but no government agency agreed to study them.
from Down to Earth on Dec 3, 2019.

Resurgence of carbon markets threatens people, politics and planet

As global climate talks open in Spain, the world faces the re-emergence of a threat that could derail action on the climate crisis: Carbon Markets are back on the table.
from FoEI on Dec 2, 2019.

Global jam session to challenge sexist attitudes via rap, rhythm and rhyme

Rappers, poets and musicians from Asia, Africa and Latin America are playing in a global jam session targetting attitudes fuelling violence against women and girls.
from Oxfam on Nov 25, 2019.

UN chief’s death: murder mystery or conspiracy theory?

Tonight's BBC4 doc about the 1961 plane-crash death of the UN Secretary-General probably won't enable you to decide - but it's a reminder of Cold War viciousness and racism.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 25, 2019.

EU aid down again

European Union aid has decreased for the second consecutive year, says a new report that points out that its aid is often not guided by poverty and inequality..
from Concord on Nov 21, 2019.

Little progress for the world’s poorest children, warns Unicef

Despite historic gains for the world’s children in the last 30 years, many of the poorest are yet to feel the impact, warns a UN report.
from Unicef on Nov 18, 2019.

Global lessons from South Africa’s rooibos compensation agreement

Indigenous communities must be compensated for their knowledge and treated as equals in research.
from Nature on Nov 14, 2019.
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