UNCTAD Report says LDCs must break vicious circle to save post-2015 agenda

Diederik Kramers 1 December 2014 (Devex) :Despite strong economic growth, human y3lg38cVPQduihizAaWDzVQnS-cUwv5k2GSExvGX39HvTG0V4zJckA3NHZAilfmGzdqO5Sz0koplUq9masx4_by1AKJ19c3S7cX53Q7B5jjC7fntNAFTt9ixZGXKViPBFwdevelopment in the world’s least-developed countries is still lagging and can jeopardize the post-2015 agenda, according to a new report by the U.N Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that urges donors to help LDCs get back on the road to economic transformation by living up to their official development assistance commitments.

“The LDCs are the battleground on which the post-2015 agenda will be won or lost”, David Woodward, UNCTAD senior adviser and and co-author of the study, told Devex. Continue reading

Mozambique: world’s highest risk of cervical cancer

  31 2014 (IPS) – Mozambique is reeling under the twin burden of HIV images (5)and cervical cancer. Eleven women die of cervical cancer every day, or 4,000 a year. Yet this cancer is preventable and treatable, if caught early. Mozambique has the highest cervical cancer cumulative risk and mortality – seven out of 100 newborn girls will develop this cancer and five will die from it. Continue reading

West African LDCs sign $152 loan and grant agreements with African development bank to fight Ebola

Devex, 1 October 2014 The President of the African Development Bank Group and 3783196_370representatives from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire on October 1, 2014 in Abidjan signed loan and grant agreements worth US $152 million to fight back the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Continue reading

Women most vulnerable to ebola and other crises

zhFpphvfApg-R5iOg0jDiGyOzmJ9u1cuZefghpRvRv3yHRIgpMpms1ZicpAUWSBE-syHi_n2U3NFUNFMcaSXGPelwGX6_kuco5IwdxUvA1sdezF611UgyC4qCNY6q53XiQSept 21 2014, Sahar Alnouri Mercy corps/Devex:  Up to three out of four people who contract the deadly Ebola virus are women. Nearly two out of three people who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were female. And women in Mali are widely seen as bearing the greatest burden during times of hardship and crisis. Continue reading

Bangladesh: Rights groups call for justice and redistribution of wealth

imageDhaka, July 21 (UNB) – Sixteen rights groups on Monday urged the government to focus on justice and redistribution of wealth for the common people as the United Nation set the post 2015 Development goals. The organizations held a human chain outside National Press Club to highlight their points. Continue reading

London roundtable to discuss how to ensure LDCs benefit from the SDGs

Acharya1London, 23 June 2014: The UN Under-Secretary-General Gyan Chandra Acharya for Least Developed Countries, (UN-OHRLLS) is flying to London to head a roundtable discussion on 24 June on the ways to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals and the post 2015 Agenda benefit the 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs).The current list of LDCs includes 48 countries: 34 in Africa, 13 in Asia and Pacific and one in Latin America Continue reading

Vanuatu: Housing crisis worsens urban inequality in Pacific LDCs

Vanuatu housingVanutau, Catherine Wilson 20 June 2014 (IPS) – Rapid migration to cities and towns, driven by scarce public services and jobs in rural areas, is producing a profound social shift in Pacific Island countries, where agrarian life has dominated for generations. But the urban dream remains elusive as a severe lack of housing forces many into sprawling, poorly-serviced informal settlements. Continue reading

Invitée de l’Espace Elongo Elonga, le 01 mai 2014 : Mme Gertrude Ndombe Kiangebeni

RDCongo basketballDans le cadre de notre programme de la promotion des valeurs congolaises et des ressources (matérielles, humaines et culturelles) de notre pays, nous avons eu l’immense privilège de recevoir, en date du 01 mai 2014, de 17 à 18h30’, à l’Espace Elongo Elonga, l’ancienne basketteuse internationale Gertrude Ndombe Kiangebeni. Continue reading

Cambodia Aiming for Road Connectivity in 2015