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The European Union Should Levy a Financial Transaction Tax to Fund a "Marshall Plan" for Refugees

(11) Comments | Posted September 26, 2015 | 9:45 AM

Considering that we are faced with a situation which is totally unprecedented since the Second World War,

Considering that more than two million Syrian refugees are now based in Turkey, many of them in dire conditions pushing them to flee to Europe, including 600,000 children most of whom have no...

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The Migrant Crisis in Europe Does Have a Long Term Solution

(8) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 3:06 PM

Every day, for more than two years now, the world's poorest people risk their lives to escape from horror and reach the "paradise" of Europe. Many of them die on the way, in Africa, in the Mediterranean, or in the Channel Tunnel where they are crushed by the wheels of...

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結核 : 手遅れになる前に行動を

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 10:56 PM


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An Invisible Way to End Poverty

(3) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 11:12 AM

What if our everyday transactions could contribute to poverty alleviation? To nourishing a hungry child or purchasing a life-saving medication? And what if this action was effortless to the global consumer? This is the concept behind Innovative Finance -- shaving small amounts off targeted transactions to make capitalism work better...

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UNITAID holds a key for revolutionizing access to HIV medicines

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Today is World AIDS Day, a time to again take stock of the international community's response to tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We've come a long way since the first World AIDS Day in 1988. The discovery of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996 and a massive scale-up in...

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(1) Comments | Posted November 29, 2014 | 2:49 AM

フランスで文化、厚生、外務と国務大臣を歴任、医師でもあるフィリップ・ドスト=ブラジはここ何年にもわたり、忍耐と困難の闘いに身を投じている : 極貧とそれが保健衛生に及ぼす悪影響は、国内経済に痛みをもたらさない方法で著しく減少させることができる、と世界中の国を説得している。

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Ebola: Learning From Past Mistakes

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 3:45 PM

Global health epidemics bring out the best and the worst in humanity. We can certainly not be proud of the anger of parents outside a school somewhere in Europe where an innocent 9-year-old boy back from vacation in Guinea was branded as a potential carrier of Ebola. Nor should we...

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革新的資金調達: 世界の貧困に打ち勝つシンプルかつ使えるソリューションのキーマンに会う

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 1:59 AM


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A Tale of Two Reports: Global Inequality According to Bill Gates and Oxfam

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 10:39 AM

Two reports on global inequality made headlines recently, putting a spotlight on an oft-neglected topic. As the world's movers and shakers flock to Davos for the World Economic Forum, these reports describe two different situations, in essence "the best of times" and the "worst of times."

One is from none...

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Beating HIV: We Have the Tools, and Must Stay the Course

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 2:08 PM

Life-saving treatment for HIV over the last decade has let millions of people live longer, healthier lives. But access to this treatment is far from universal: of the 28.7 million people who need treatment urgently, 19 million still wait for access. Children and infants living with HIV are especially underserved,...

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President Clinton Congratulates France for Defining the Way Forward for Innovative Financing

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 10:32 AM

President Bill Clinton was in Paris last week to deliver an uplifting message in these difficult economic times.

In a speech (see below for video) to French ministers, diplomats, business leaders and celebrities, he explained how France has completely revolutionized charitable giving for the world through a system which...

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New Technology Can Save Lives From an Ancient Disease

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 12:34 PM

Can a machine that looks suspiciously like a computer CPU help save lives from one of the world's most ancient diseases?

For many in Europe and North America, tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past, which haunts abandoned sanitoria or the pages of 19th century novels.

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The Financial Transaction Tax: Globalization's Payback Time for the World's Poor

(17) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 12:21 PM

For the first time since the economic crisis began, the last United Nations General Assembly offered real hope for those that wish to put an end to global poverty.

Every General Assembly since 2008 has heard the same, now familiar refrain: With an ailing global economy, we might not attain...

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To Create a Financial Transactions Tax

(7) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 11:12 AM

Mr. President François Hollande,

Since May 6th, you have had a solid majority to conduct reforms and move your agenda through the French National Assembly.

International matters are your daily worries; you are keenly aware that French people demand global responses to global issues, such as the...

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