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    No Room for LGBT Rights in the New UN Development Goals

    by  • May 17, 2015 • Development, LGBT, Sustainable Development Goals • 3 Comments

    Before this year ends, the United Nations will have committed itself and its 193 member governments to a new 15-year development strategy to be hailed as a blueprint for ending poverty, expanding social justice and strengthening equality. Equality for whom is the question. Missing by deliberate design from the new plan, called the Sustainable...

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    The US Names a Negotiator for the Next Set of Development Goals

    by  • January 26, 2015 • GOINGS-ON • 

    Tony Pipa has been named the principal United States negotiator for the United Nations post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, which are being written and finalized this year to replace the soon-expiring Millennium Development Goals. The appointment reflects US efforts to become more fully engaged in the process of UN...

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    Gates and the British Government Seize the Lead for Family Planning

    by  • July 22, 2013 • Africa, Health and Population, Humanitarian Aid, Women • 

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    With the world population now growing faster than predicted only two years ago by the United Nations Population Division, a campaign to make family planning and the wider provision of contraceptives higher priorities in foreign aid policy after years of neglect has taken off. But it is largely being done outside the UN system,...

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