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U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Announces Commission On Unalienable Rights, Raising Concern Among Some Groups, Lawmakers

Associated Press: Trump administration reviews human rights’ role in U.S. policy “The Trump administration said Monday that it will review the role of human rights in American foreign policy, appointing a commission expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion…” (Tucker, 7/8). Deutsche Welle: U.S. sets up commission for…

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CIDRAP News: Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots (Roos, 7/9). CIDRAP News: Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016 (Soucheray, 7/9). Devex: What does the commitment to green U.K. aid mean in practice? (Root, 7/10). The Guardian: Device could bring both solar power…

Private Sector Must Play Role In Ensuring Gender Equality

Devex: Opinion: Using the power of the private sector to deliver on gender equality Mary-Ann Etiebet, lead and executive director of MSD for Mothers, and Anna Van Acker, president and managing director at Merck Canada Inc. “…All of us recognize that when women are healthy, productive, and active, the effect…

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Al Jazeera: The informal networks resisting Honduras’s abortion ban (Brigida, 7/12). Associated Press: Spike in femicides raises alert in Bolivia (Flores, 7/12). CNN: DOH raises alert with rapid spike of dengue cases in PH regions (7/15). Devex: African activists seek universal access to sanitary products (Adepoju, 7/15). Global Press Journal:…

CFR Article Discusses Abortion Laws Around The World

Council on Foreign Relations: Abortion Law: Global Comparisons Rachel B. Vogelstein, Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at CFR, and Rebecca Turkington, assistant director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at CFR, discuss abortion laws around the world, including in the U.S.…

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Agence France-Presse: Honduran hospitals overrun by dengue fever epidemic (Leiva, 7/25). Associated Press: U.N.: International failure in face of escalating Syria crisis (7/26). Devex: 4 years later, is it any easier to track the SDGs? (Lieberman, 7/26). Devex: Is Uganda Africa’s role model when it comes to tackling hepatitis B?…

Groups Call On U.S. Senate To Oppose Nomination Of Andrew Bremberg For U.S. Representative To U.N. In Geneva Over Views On Women’s Rights

The Independent: Trump’s pick for U.N. representative condemned for ‘extreme views’ on women’s rights “…Human Rights Watch has called for the U.S. Senate to reject [Andrew] Bremberg’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva — saying his views on women’s [sexual and reproductive] rights are at…

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