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U.N. Security Council Approves Watered-Down Version Of German-Proposed Resolution On Sexual Violence In Conflict After U.S. Threatens Veto Over Reproductive Health Language

Foreign Policy: How a U.N. Bid to Prevent Sexual Violence Turned Into a Spat Over Abortion “The Trump administration pressured Germany into watering down a United Nations resolution aimed at preventing rape in conflict situations, forcing it to remove language on sexual and reproductive health that key Trump administration officials…

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Al Jazeera: U.N. raises Libya aid alarm as Tripoli clashes intensify (4/22). The BMJ: Breast ironing (Robinson, 4/23). Business Live: Research buzzes along but science is still scratching the surface of beating malaria (Oliver, 4/23). Devex: Q&A: How Gavi can adapt to tackle equity and conflict (Igoe, 4/23). Devex: Q&A:…

Wilson Center Event Recognizes 25th Anniversary Of ICPD, Reflects On Progress, Challenges

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: ICPD at 25: Unfinished Business Points to Unmet Needs Nazra Amin, intern at the Wilson Center, discusses remarks from panelists at a recent Wilson Center event recognizing the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).…

U.N. Security Council Should Adopt Resolution Ending Impunity For Sexual Violence In Conflict

Washington Post: Sexual violence is rife in war zones. We must take action. Heiko Maas, foreign minister of Germany, and Angelina Jolie, co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative “…[T]oday, decades of gradual progress in expanding human rights and entrenching international law are threatened by a rising tide…

Xinhua News Reports On Various Meetings In Africa Addressing SDGs, HIV/AIDS, FGM

Xinhua News: U.N. forum reviews implementation of 2030 agenda in Africa “The 5th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) kicked off Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to review the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The two-day forum is meant…

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CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 17 more in DRC outbreak (Schnirring, 4/17). The Guardian: Teenage girls most at risk amid rising sexual violence in El Salvador — report (Murray, 4/17). SciDev.Net: ‘Climate change threatens 19 million Bangladeshi kids’ (Shaikh, 4/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Donkeys deliver vaccines in Mali as diseases spike…

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