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NGOs sign up to Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Nearly 80 organisations have agreed a policy agenda that proclaims that to be free and equal, people must be able to exercise complete autonomy over their bodies.

Africa moving up the list of most populous countries

Four of the 10 world's most populous countries will no longer be among the top 10 in 2100 – and all will be supplanted by African countries.
from Pew Research Centre on Jul 11, 2019.

Only 2% of genomic material for research comes from Africa; 54gene wants to change that

Only 2 per cent of genetic material used for pharmaceutical research comes from African, while genetic data on Caucasians makes up 90 per cent of data and samples available.
from Tech Crunch on Jul 8, 2019.

Ancient metallurgy sites in Burkina Faso win World Heritage status

Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites in Burkina Faso are among five new World Heritage Sites. Babylon also gets heritage status.
from UNESCO on Jul 5, 2019.

The times of sand are running out

Sand and gravel are being extracted faster than they can be replaced. Monitor and manage this resource globally.
from Nature on Jul 4, 2019.

Rising heat stress 'could cost 80 million jobs' by 2030

Rising heat due to climate change could lead to the loss of 80 million jobs by 2030, with poor countries worst hit, the UN said on Monday.
from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Jul 2, 2019.

Is insurance the answer for pastoralists?

Nandura Pocodo looked down and pointed at his sandals. One was red and the other was black.
from Devex on Jul 1, 2019.

Trachoma breakthrough hailed, 'saving hundreds of millions of people'

The number of people at risk of trachoma – the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness – has fallen from 1.5bn in 2002 to 142m in 2019, WHO has reported.
from WHO on Jun 27, 2019.

Energy awards for India, China, Colombia, Mexico and Zambia

Seven projects from India, China, Mexico and Zambia have won sustainable energy awards.
from Ashden Awards on Jun 26, 2019.

Habitable Earth

There’s still time to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Can we pull it off? Here's the case for conditional optimism.
from New Internationalist on Jun 24, 2019.
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