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Developing Countries

The Earthquake in the Mirror

Ariel Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ariel Dorfman

I speak to my sister-in-law in Santiago and she suddenly interrupts our conversation, telling me she has to hang up, está temblando, está temblando, it's trembling, again and again.

Microfinance: Giving Kids A Little Credit Could Make Your Day

Sunny Mahant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sunny Mahant

Could you imagine waking up at 6 a.m. every day and going to work for a 14-hour workday -- when you were eight years old?

Copenhagen and the Commons

Jamil Zaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jamil Zaki

Informed, committed nations working together should be able to tap into people's common goal to stave off the effects of climate change, but the leaders at Copenhagen neglected some simple rules for creating such cooperation.

A U.S. Commitment to Developing Nations: The Key to Unlocking Copenhagen

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The US is the only nation that has yet to signal its commitment to medium-term financing for developing nations. This is what developing nations are waiting to hear.

A Climate Stressed World; NATO and Military Strategists Target Global Warring

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The speed of climate change and the rate at which feedback mechanisms approach or exceed tipping points are of growing international military concern, especially in countries facing critical resource depletion now or in the near future.

Copenhagen Meltdown

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

The U.N. Climate Conference is falling apart. Protesters are being beaten in the street, Hugo Chavez is taking the high road and the whole thing might end without a new agreement.

AIDS Is The No. 1 Cause Of Death, Disease For Women 15-44, Says WHO

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — In its first study of women's health around the globe, the World Health Organization said Monday that the AIDS virus is the leading cau...

Literacy in India: A Gift That Never Stops Giving

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Since the early 1990s, every WLC program has given a pivotal role to women's groups in Hindi -- as they have proven to be extraordinarily powerful forces in promoting female literacy and empowerment in India.

Holiday Giving: Intimate Evenings with Acclaimed Authors and Rare Collector's Books

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marissa Bronfman

Giving is a given during December but why not give a little something extra special this holiday season that will delight the book lovers in your life and promote literacy abroad?

Environmental mayhem in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Saad Khan

Along with other South Asian nations, Pakistan is one of the countries worst affected by environmental pollution.

NATO and Military Strategists Plan for Global Warring

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Not one of the panelists present questioned the scientific conclusions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that human activity is rapidly changing what has been a stable global environment for thousands of years.

Tell Barack Obama to Stand Up for Developing Countries in Copenhagen

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

The largest shortcoming with American leadership has been our ability to have a singular voice that says, "climate change is real and we are the nation that can lead the charge to fix it."

From Chewing Gum To Chocolate: 76 Innovations To Improve Global Health Backed By Gates Foundation | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding 76 projects using innovative ideas from chewing gum to chocolate to improve global health, and that of ...

Report From Copenhagen

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Diana DeGette

We told a delegation from India that no agreement can occur without transparency in reporting progress by the developing world. Without the ability to verify, what good is an agreement?

A Symbol of Hope and Urgency

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

If you are walking near Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City or along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and happen upon a crystal snowflake hovering overhead, please take a moment to consider why it is there.

Liquid Glasses Aid The World's Poor | Mark Tutton for CNN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In the developing world millions of people struggle to operate machinery, read from a blackboard, or just see the world around them, because they don'...

The World Is Moving Forward Without Us

Dr. Seth Berkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Seth Berkley

Advance Market Commitment (AMC) is a new market-based financing mechanism that accelerates the delivery of life-saving vaccines for children worldwide.

Innovation Improves Quality of Life Even When Incomes Lag

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

The standard of living in developing countries has increased much faster than growth in income because of innovation, which has driven down the cost of goods and services.

Women Can Plow Under A Global Hunger Crisis

Ritu Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ritu Sharma

This week, 4 million more people worldwide will go to bed hungry. Seven out of 10 of them are women.

Girlfriends' Guide To Global Warming: How Having Teenagers Makes Me An Expert On Developing Countries

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

It's no coincidence that I waited till the Huffington Post moved all the environmental stuff out of the Living section before I began posting for it. ...

Developing Economies Showing Improved Energy Efficiency

WSJ | Spencer Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A few developments Monday suggest some of the world's most inefficient energy users are starting to tighten up how they use their energy resources, wi...

Texting The Doctor For Help

GOOD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In the developing world, most communities don't have access to a hospital, let alone a doctor. Valiant community health workers sometimes serve rural ...

China: Rich Nations Must Cut Emissions By 40 Percent

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI — Wealthy nations, as history's biggest polluters, should cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, China sa...

The Birth of the Bold New Peace Corps

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

This bold new Peace Corps needs a bold new leader with the initiative, energy and decisiveness to turn the organization from a child of the Sixties until a vibrant creature of the 21st century.

Science for Us, but Also for the World

Dr. Seth Berkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Seth Berkley

The Obama administration should extend its fervor for science to its foreign aid policy, putting science and technology at the heart of U.S. assistance to the developing world.