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International Institutions, Businesses Off Track In Goal Of Eradicating Extreme Poverty By 2030, Outgoing Rapporteur Says In Final Report; Sustainable Future Depends On World Acting In Solidarity, U.N. ECOSOC VP Says

The Guardian: ‘We squandered a decade’: world losing fight against poverty, says U.N. academic “International institutions are losing the fight against global poverty despite ‘self congratulatory’ messages to the contrary, according to the U.N.’s outgoing special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. In his final report in the post,…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Access To Vaccines, Mental Health Of Health Workers, Others

The Conversation: How countries get away with hoarding drugs in a pandemic Mark Eccleston-Turner, lecturer of law at Keele University (7/6). Devex: The debate around intellectual property rights and the COVID-19 vaccine Arnab Acharya, independent scholar (7/6). Devex: Depression, anxiety, insomnia — health workers and the side effects of COVID-19…

High-Level Political Forum On Sustainable Development To Assess Progress This Week, Take Place Virtually; U.N. SG Calls On Nations To ‘Stay The Course’

Devex: Lagging statistics raise questions ahead of annual U.N. SDGs review “The upcoming annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations will be a virtual affair. The format will present new opportunities for inclusivity, but also heightened challenges of accurately assessing countries’ development progress, civil society observers…

Misinformation Hinders COVID-19 Response In Africa As Cases Rise; India Reporting Record Numbers; Physical Distancing Rules Spark Debate In U.K.; Saudi Arabia To Limit Hajj Attendance; U.S. Cases Continue To Rise, Sharply In Some States

AFRICA Quartz Africa: With over 250,000 cases, misinformation is compromising Africa’s Covid-19 response (Kazeem, 6/22). The Telegraph: Coronavirus infections pick up speed across Africa (Brown/Newey, 6/22). U.N. News: COVID ‘exacerbating existing vulnerabilities’ in Central African Republic: Lacroix (6/22). ASIA ABC’s RN Breakfast: Why so many Indonesian children are dying from…

More News In Global Health

CBC News: Canada loses its bid for seat on U.N. Security Council (Harris, 6/17). CIDRAP News: High antibiotic prescribing rates found in lower-resource nations (Dall, 6/17). Devex: Can business step up on SDGs post COVID-19? (Saldinger, 6/17). Devex: How engagement with religious groups can help fight COVID-19 (Byatnal, 6/17). Devex:…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss DFID Merger, Race Issues Within Aid Sector, Global Malaria, Prioritizing Children In Development

Devex: The hustle — white saviors and hashtag activism Angela Bruce-Raeburn, regional advocacy director for Africa at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (6/12). Devex: On the abolition of DFID Clare Short, DFID’s founding secretary of state (6/16). Foreign Policy: Malaria May Still Be 2020’s Biggest Killer Tim Hirschel-Burns, J.D. candidate…