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March 14 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Fri Mar 14 2014, 13:53:46

Here's our weekly round-up of great city content we found online - from shipping containers turned into housing to decrepit amusement parks

Marta Bausells

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Mar 14 2014, 12:03:00

Building on last year's momentum, nutrition projects have the potential to improve the lives of vast numbers of children, as long as we learn from past successes and failures

2013 was a golden year for nutrition, with ramped up political attention and massive financial pledges. But 2014 has to be the year when this momentum is translated into measurable impact and child stunting dramatically reduces across the world.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Mar 14 2014, 11:18:28

Fresh indicators needed to track progress in changing attitudes and women's empowerment, say experts at UN meeting

The laws, traditional beliefs and practices that undermine women's rights must be tackled in the next set of development goals through the inclusion of indicators that measure whether attitudes are changing and women are becoming more empowered, a meeting at the UN was told on Thursday.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Mar 14 2014, 08:40:43

We've been using GuardianWitness to highlight the Syrian refugee crisis. Here, we ask our key contributors to reflect

Maeve Shearlaw

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Mar 14 2014, 08:37:10

Last week, Steven Macatonia wrote that Fairtrade isn't fair enough. Here, the Fairtrade Foundation responds to his criticisms

It is great to see players within the UK coffee industry bringing to light the complex challenges that farmers face. The Fairtrade Foundation agrees with many of the statements made in Steven Macatonia's article Why Fairtrade isn't fair enough, such as consumer demand for great-tasting coffee, as well as the need for farmers to determine their own future, develop sustainable practices and improve the quality of their coffee.

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Mar 14 2014, 07:45:07

From the origins of unrest in the violent protests that began three years ago this Saturday, to the start of peace talks in Geneva two months ago, our interactive explores the key events that have shaped the evolution of the Syrian war, highlighting the geography of the conflict and its key statistics

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From Global development | The Guardian Fri Mar 14 2014, 07:13:00

The leaders of a small antislavery movement in India tell us why they risk their lives and liberty to fight against exploitation

This year you are celebrating Odanadi's 25th anniversary, why did you start the organisation?

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September 26 2013

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Sep 26 2013, 05:04:00

Food and Agriculture Organisation says farmers can slash emissions merely by adopting better methods

Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock could be cut by up to 30% if farmers adopt better techniques without having to overhaul entire production systems, according to a study released on Thursday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Sep 26 2013, 02:00:00

Getting children into school is only part of the education battle. We must also ensure they learn once they are there

The low quality of education in much of the developing world is no secret. The Annual status of education report (Aser), produced by the Indian NGO Pratham, has been documenting the poor state of affairs in that country for several years. The most recent report highlights the fact that more than half of grade five students can read only at grade two level. Similar statistics are available from around the world.

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September 25 2013

From Global development | The Guardian Wed Sep 25 2013, 13:25:35

General assembly sets fresh targets on poverty and environmental protection that will replace the millennium goals

The next set of development goals will be applicable to all countries and will be based on the principles of human rights, gender equality and the rule of law, UN member states have agreed.

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