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Abandoning Afghanistan would be a colossal mistake that would lead to greater unrest, cost additional lives and result in an increased financial burden - a greater price than maintaining steady engagement.
Four out of every five doctors trained in Haiti leave shortly after graduation to practice abroad, but with a new training hospital, some are staying to stop the brain drain and help out at home.
The period ahead presents historic opportunities to shed new light on this global epidemic of violence against women and forge new strategies and partnerships to tackle it. Recalling the 2012 New Delhi gang-rape reminds us that our mandate to seize these opportunities is urgent.
During her election campaign, Bachelet vowed to usher in social reforms that could shake up the socially conservative nation, including legalising abortion under certain circumstances
Interviews with Syrian refugees indicate that as time goes on, economic pressure increases and fear for their daughters' virginity mounts, “they will have to consider marrying off their girls.”
Farmers are trying to cope with irregular rainfall, flooding and degraded soil
The European Union has been harshly criticised by some for its perceived hesitancy to receive Syrian refugees
Now most people live in cities, one of the future U.N. development goals should focus on urban issues, city leaders and urban experts say
A little known medical charity comes up with some effective ways to help to ease suffering in the Sahel, where 5 million children have acute malnutrition
Sombath Somphone, award-winning activist working on community development, vanished last December after being held at a police post. CCTV footage shows him being stopped, but the authorities remain silent, despite international pressure
Guidelines could help determine whether forest use is sustainable - or leading to degradation
The rate of HIV is 30 percent higher and the rate of AIDS is 50 percent higher among American Indians and Alaska Natives compared with white Americans, and these numbers are likely underestimates.
As a government, how do you soften the impact of reforms you know might be unpopular with voters?
In one Colombian town, goods woven from sisal fibre are proving popular with tourists, helping local growers earn more as the climate turns drier
A room full of journalists will always entail an array of powerful opinions.
Without courageous people to challenge injustices and ensure that our human rights are respected, we can have the most progressive human rights laws but live under oppression.
While the US administration seems supportive of corporate transparency, it's time for Congress to step up and pass the Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act, GFI says
2013 was another strong year for TrustMedia’s journalism training programme, which runs courses in a range of journalistic disciplines in London and around the world.
Are "all countries" really corrupt, as the UN says, asks John Lloyd?