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Global Governance: The Need for Security

Back at the University of California, Davis, we learn that one of the challenges international organizations face, particularly the United Nations, is implementing international law. The Rwandan genocide instantly comes to mind. The neglect and abandon that nations portrayed showed an ugly truth about global governance. It took the United States more than two years to reach internal consensus to intervene and stop the killing.

The Sphere Project: Holding Ourselves Accountable

*Excerpt of blog originally posted on AlertNet*

As a new aid worker in the late 1990s, I thought the Sphere Project was awesome.  I’m a huge music fan and for me, Sphere was like having all your favorite bands do a compilation album, but one that teaches you how to play music too.

Global Health and American Moral Power

“After all we had been through, it reminded me that there were still good people in the world.”

Working Together to Rebuild Haiti

Even before the earthquake, Haiti was not equipped to provide adequate healthcare services to its disabled population. When the earthquake struck, need for these services increased dramatically.

My Next Journey

Thank you to everyone for making the first couple of months of AidBuzz eventful. Your blogs have been insightful and heart-felt, informative and empowering.

New Education Resource for Tuberculosis

By Alison Cohen

Unveiled for World TB Day (March 24th) a new online tool that teaches students about tuberculosis is now available to middle and high school educators. The website,, offers resources, such as interactive curriculum units, for use in social studies and health settings.

Valuable Resource for Nonprofit Managers

If you plan to start your own nonprofit, manage a nonprofit, or would like to manage a nonprofit, look no further for helpful information to guide you on your path-- reference this list of 50 informational nonprofit management blogs.

It's Getting Better all the Time

Feel like there’s just no hope for the world these days? Well, it might be time to change your outlook. While the income per capita around the world has not increased, people are exponentially happier than ever before. And life expectancy has even increased by 10 years, despite economies facing monetary crises.

How Many InterAction Member Staff Were in the Peace Corps?

As the Peace Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday, I wondered how many InterAction member staff found their path to international development via service in the Peace Corps.


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