Is Anzac Day a remembrance or a sedative?
How the EU inflamed the Ukraine conflict
Six ideas for rescuing Australian digital diplomacy
China's economic march into Pakistan
Southeast Asia links: Leaked Thai constitution, Vietnam anniversary, Myanmar debate and more
Burma: The return of the 'vigilantes'
Pacific Island links: PNG budget and falling LNG prices, Bougainville mining, PACER plus and more
China and Japan find middle ground in Indonesia
NPT parties meet to review nuclear progress and challenges
Anzac Day at Gallipoli
Australia and UN peacekeeping: Time for a reset
How should a democracy fight terrorism?
Obama embarks on longest ever presidential India visit
Drugs and the death penalty in Southeast Asia
Social media is not electronic graffiti
Australia's Security Council presence will be missed
Why China's Silk Road initiative matters
No, the IMF did not cause the Ebola crisis
Hizbullah feeling the strain
China cyberspies target more than just F-35
(R)evolution in Brazil?
Three good-news graphs from latest UN MDG report
Development links: Hans Rosling, mobile money, Malala Day and more
3 July 2013 1:59PM
One of the most surprising announcements from last week's political upheaval in Canberra, the appointment of a
Minister for International Development in Kevin Rudd's Cabinet, Melissa Parke
. It will be interesting to see how Ms Parke's experience as a UN human rights lawyer will influence her. See her first media interview
Are the Pacific Islands ripe for mobile money
? Sadly, it's not looking positive.
As Canada follows New Zealand in
rolling its aid program into the foreign affairs and trade portfolio
, it's timely to consider
coming out of other donor experiences.
The UN announces 'Malala Day' on 12 July
, celebrating Malala Yousafzai's 16th birthday and launching a universal access to education campaign. Malala will give her first public speech since being shot by the Taliban while boarding a school bus in October 2012. The speech might put Malala one step closer to
securing the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
Al Gore, obviously reinvigorated by President Obama's climate change address last week, is back offering climate change leadership training.
Like other donors, USAID is trying to
harness the energy of young people in international development
via its Frontiers in Development Forum in Washington. It is helped by its youthful Administrator Raj Shah.
Swedish academic Han Rosling uses Lego bricks
to show us the world through the dynamics of population growth, child mortality and carbon dioxide emissions. If you like Hans' style, a must-watch is his
2006 TED Talk
TED ranks in its top 11 talks
), in which he debunks myths about the so called 'developing world'
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