Daily Archives: September 8, 2015

Too many children still dying despite drop in child mortality rates

8 Sep 2015 Listen / Reducing child mortality rates is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Photo: World Bank/Nahuel Berger Child mortality rates have dropped by more than half in the past 25 years, but 16,000 children still die every day, according to a UN report released on Tuesday. It says too many

Speeches: A Multilayered Approach to the Economic Component of CVE

As prepared I. Introduction Thank you, Walter and Madeleine for your thoughtful remarks. I would like to also thank the Aspen Institute for inviting such a diverse group of experts to discuss violent extremism this morning. All of us recognize that the causes of violent extremism are multilayered and extremely complicated. The worrying reality is

Mostly female anti-poaching unit from South Africa wins top UN environmental prize

8 September 2015 – The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a South African ranger group consisting mostly of women, has been named as one of the winners of the top United Nations environmental prize. By bestowing its Champions of the Earth award to the Black Mambas, in the Inspiration and Action category, the UN Environment Programme

FACT SHEET: The Equal Futures Partnership – Progress to Expand Women’s Economic and Political Participation and Enhance Information Sharing and Lessons Learned

THE PROMISE OF EQUAL FUTURES The United States launched the Equal Futures Partnership in September 2012 to help galvanize efforts by governments around the world to address barriers to women’s economic and political participation.  In three years, a partnership that began with 11 governments has more than doubled to include 27 countries and the European