Monthly Archives: August 2015

Press Releases: Remarks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference Opening Plenary

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you very, very much, Admiral Papp, for a very generous introduction. I have to tell you that I’m surprised that on an Irish ship in St. Petersburg any sailors were able to talk at all. (Laughter.) I mean, sailors are sailors, and when you get to port, you

PRESS RELEASE: High Reresentative Federica Mogherini announces senior appointments

High Representative Federica Mogherini announces senior appointments  Brussels, 31 August 2015 – Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, announced today the appointments of 19 senior appointments to EU Delegations, following the previous 16 appointments on 28 July. A further 4 appointments of Heads of

Farmers turn to fishing as Zimbabwe crops fail

56% of Zimbabwean children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years suffer from anaemia and an unusually high number from stunted growth (World Food Programme) WEDZA, Zimbabwe, 31 August 2015 (IRIN) – Every morning, Josphat Kamwi joins scores of villagers at a muddy dam near Shurugwi in the heart of Zimbabwe’s maize-growing midlands.

Water is an MDG Success Story. Sanitation is Most Certainly Not. Why?

Water and sanitation are two sides of the same development coin. In development and UN speak, they are rarely discussed separately. These days, the UN simply uses the acronym WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) when referring to this issue. But even though they are not disaggregated as separate issues in official circles these days, that