8 April 2015 – Foreign aid close to record peak after donors spend $135bn in 2014

Aid spending by the world’s richest states hovered around an all-time high last year, but development assistance to the least-developed countries (LDCs) fell by 16% from the year before, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said. Member […]

6 April 2015 – Civilian casualties, humanitarian concerns mounting as Yemen fighting continues – UN

The violence in Yemen continues to wreak havoc upon the country’s civilian population and restrict humanitarian access to those most in need amid a spate of aerial attacks and ground incursions, the United Nations has reported. In the last 24 […]

2 April 2015 – Least Developed Countries Move Toward Greater Access to Science, Technology and Innovation

  Professor Romain Murenzi, Chair of the Technology Bank High-Level Panel and Executive Director of the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science (TWAS) in developing countries talks to The Commitment about how the proposed new Technology Bank […]

24 March – 2015 Pacific Islanders Say Climate Finance “Essential” for Paris Agreement

CANBERRA, Australia , Mar 24 2015 (IPS) – As Pacific Islanders contemplate the scale of devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam this month across four Pacific Island states, including Vanuatu, leaders in the region are calling with renewed urgency for global action […]

18 March 2015 – Sendai: UN conference adopts new, people-centred disaster risk reduction strategy

Death, destruction and displacement wrought by natural disasters would be significantly reduced by 2030 under a new framework adopted by countries attending the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, where they also affirmed the […]