Friday May 22, 2015

African Union Commission consultation with African Union member states of transitional justice is a 2011 report, published by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

From Executive Summary:

This report is a reflection of a 2 day expert consultation on Transitional Justice with African Union Member States organized by the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), which took place from September 12-13, 2011, in Cape Town, South Africa.

The consultation comprised representatives of the following: AU Member States - Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and South Sudan; the Legal Counsel of the AUC, the Secretariat of the Panel of the Wise; UN Women ; Independent experts on transitional justice; and representatives from civil society.

(Source: African Union)

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Thursday May 21, 2015

Improving connectivity in the Asia Pacific Region: perspectives of the APEC Policy Support Unit is a 2013 report, published by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

From the executive summary:

Connectivity has become an important issue for many international organizations in recent years. This report provides examples of concrete efforts and progress made within the APEC region by these organizations in 3 key areas: institutional, physical and people to people connectivity.

It also highlights key issues and challenges for these three aspects of connectivity and takes a look at the current state of connectivity in the region.

(Source: APEC)

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Thursday May 14, 2015

2015 is the final year for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - goals set by governments in 2000 to guide global efforts to end poverty.

This year's World Health Statistics assesses progress towards the health-related goals in each of the 194 countries for which data are available.

The results are mixed:

  • Child deaths have dramatically decline but won't reach target
  • Between 1990 and 2013, the maternity mortality ratio has fallen in every region but the rate of decrease won't be enough. 13 countries, some with the highest rates of maternal deaths, have made very little progress
  • The world has begun to reverse the spread of HIV
  • Increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation has fallen short of its target

Read more.

(Source: World Health Organization)

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