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  • Sustainable development: a new kind of globalization

    Jeffery Sachs | 19 Jul, 2016

    AROUND THE WORLD, people are calling for a new kind of globalization. The current version, once called the Washington Consensus, has delivered economic growth but at enormous cost: rising inequalities of income, massive environmental destruction, and growing lawlessness. The search is on for a new approach, sometimes called sustainable development, to ensure that economic growth is also socially just and environmentally sustainable.

  • The new International Development Secretary wanted to scrap what is now her department

    Independent | 15 Jul, 2016

    The new UK minister in charge of international aid and development called for the department she is now in charge of to be scrapped and replaced, it has emerged.

  • The new International Development Secretary wanted to scrap what is now her department

    Independent | 15 Jul, 2016

    The new UK minister in charge of international aid and development called for the department she is now in charge of to be scrapped and replaced, it has emerged.

  • Global call to development banks: don't fund projects that violate human rights

    Thomson Reuters Foundation | 14 Jul, 2016

    International development banks should ensure their investments do not violate human rights or risk the lives of the activists who defend them, a group of global campaigners said on Thursday.

  • Tony Stuart appointed UNICEF Australia CEO

    Unicef Australia | 30 Jun, 2016

    UNICEF Australia has today announced the appointment of Tony Stuart as CEO, to commence in the role on 18 July 2016. Mr Stuart, former Group CEO of the National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) and former CEO of Sydney Airports Corporation, has a longstanding commitment to the not-for-profit sector in Australia, and was recently appointed Chair of the Advisory Board of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

  • Do Our Pollies Care About Poverty?

    Huffington Post | 28 Jun, 2016

    As Election Day fast approaches, a group of Australian academics, under the umbrella of the global organisation Academics Stand Against Poverty, have conducted an audit of the implications of the policies of the three major political parties for poverty in Australia and beyond

  • UN Global Compact summit: Sustainability critical to CEOs

    Devex | 28 Jun, 2016

    CEO perceptions are changing — 97 percent of CEOs surveyed in a recent U.N. Global Compact and Accenture CEO study said that they believe that sustainability is important to the future success of their business. This year’s survey of more than 1,000 CEOs found that 67 percent believe that business is making sufficient efforts to address global challenges, up from 32 percent in 2013.

  • UN Global Compact summit: Sustainability critical to CEOs

    Devex | 28 Jun, 2016

    CEO perceptions are changing — 97 percent of CEOs surveyed in a recent U.N. Global Compact and Accenture CEO study said that they believe that sustainability is important to the future success of their business. This year’s survey of more than 1,000 CEOs found that 67 percent believe that business is making sufficient efforts to address global challenges, up from 32 percent in 2013.

  • Creative videos enliven DFAT’s red tape busting

    The Mandarin | 28 Jun, 2016

    When diplomat Louise Hand came back to Canberra after an overseas posting, she was tasked with putting the recommendations of Barbara Belcher’s independent review of internal red tape into action, but she didn’t want to produce yet another long and detailed report to the secretary.

  • What people in humanitarian crises need is cash, not commodities

    The Guardian | 27 Jun, 2016

    The evidence is clear: cash works better. In study after study, survivors of conflict and disaster have reaffirmed their wish to choose – to maintain their dignity and use resources more efficiently – by receiving cash instead of food or other “in kind” aid

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