To Advance Development, Protect Civil Society

“The strength and success of all countries and all regions depends in part on protecting and supporting civil society.”

On Monday, September 23, President Obama convened a high level meeting on the margins of the 68th United Nations General Assembly to discuss the growing crackdown on civil society. He opened the discussion with the above statement.

Uniting Partners to Achieve a Shared Vision

"Wash your hands..." "Don't put your hands in your mouth..."

I cannot count the number of times I heard these admonitions as a child growing up in the rural outskirts of Hong Kong. Wise words they were, too. The simple act of eating a piece of fruit or a chocolate bar with soiled fingers and licking those delicious flavors off already dirty hands may have resulted in a stomachache - or so much worse.

For the most part, we in the developed world can usually escape those trespasses unscathed.

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: The Red Crescent/Red Cross Key to Vaccinating Kids

Six years after Somalia's last case of polio, the country has become the epicenter of a fresh outbreak in the Horn of Africa. A total of 128 cases have been reported in Somalia, 13 in Kenya and one in Ethiopia. Yet because of careful planning and an aggressive, dedicated response by international organisations, national governments and local health workers and volunteers - the real heroes - we are on track to contain this outbreak and protect the outstanding progress we've made.

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