ODI – The world’s first global migration agreement: a view from the negotiations
Ambassador David Donohue; https://www.odi.org/comment/10653-world-s-first-global-migration-agreement-view-negotiations
“Next month, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) will enter its final round of negotiations. Few international challenges are of greater importance. If we succeed, the world will be putting in place an agreement with the potential to transform the lives of almost 250 million migrants across the globe….” An overview of where things stand. Well worth a read.
BMJ Feature – Reporting adverse events in a war zone
“How much harm does humanitarian healthcare cause patients by mistake? Medical aid agencies and others are increasingly aiming to improve the quality and safety of healthcare they deliver, finds Sophie Arie.”
With a focus on MSF & Save the Children, among others.
Nature – EU to world: join our €100-billion research programme
“European Commission’s next seven-year science-funding scheme — its biggest ever — will allow any country to participate for a price.”
Guardian (long read) – Talk is cheap: the myth of the focus group
“Focus groups make us feel our views matter – but no one with power cares what we think.”
Oxfam (blog) – Violence v Non Violence: which is more effective as a driver of change?
“Oxfam’s Ed Cairns explores the evidence and experience on violence v non-violence as a way of bringing about social change.”
“…a recent report …. – i.e. The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict’s paper on Nonviolent Resistance and Prevention of Mass Killings looked at 308 popular uprisings up to 2013. It found that “nonviolent uprisings are almost three times less likely than violent rebellions to encounter mass killings,” which faced such brutal repression nearly 68% of the time….”