UN Week

Basics
0 How Bill Gates stopped worrying and learned to love the MDGs

Bill Gates was not thrilled about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they were launched in 2005. The goals were meant to set tangible targets for the world and individual countries to achieve by 2015. Though he eventually came around to love them. Bill and Melinda now sing their praises…

Global Health
3 It’s World Most-Neglected-Health-Problem Day

It’s actually World Mental Health Day, and also Columbus Day. Neither of these calendrical milestones are likely to get much public attention, unless perhaps someone can combine them for a story suggesting that Christopher Columbus only discovered the New World in 1492 thanks to his megalomania and narcissistic, obsessive-compulsive disorder.…

Basics
0 Best of the UN Week coverage

Tom Paulson is at UN Week for Humanosphere, but with so many meetings and side discussions going on in New York this week, we’re assembling the best tweets, blog posts and other social media coverage from the High-Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases, the Social Good Summit and other events. The…

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