• Need an overview of what happened at the UN Climate Summit? Good reporting and pictures from IISD, as well as six takeaways from the other high level meetings that also took place in NYC last week.
  • There were a string of new announcements from NYC , including:
  • Australia announced its support for a US$200 million Global Innovation Fund, which will distribute money through grants, loans and equity investments.
  • During the annual Clinton Global Initiative, Hillary Clinton announced a US$600 million global female education plan, which aims to improve quality, safety and security at schools around the world. (Interested in what the Clinton Global Initiative has achieved in the past 10 years? Watch this video).
  • There was good news at the UN last week, as the World Bank launched a major fund to advance the health of women and children.
  • With the UN discussion on the post-2015 development agenda heating up , John McArthur has some good news about child mortality in his Brookings report: seven million lives saved. But he pertinently reminds us that 'progress towards the [Millennium Development] Goals is not the same as progress because of the Goals'.
  • Chinese editorial rebuts the claim that China isn't shouldering enough global responsibility in humanitarian assistance.
  • Why 'disability is not our priority area' shouldn't be an excuse.