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Worldview: Famine in Somalia, Fair Trade Day and surrogacy laws
May 7, 2013
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Worldview: Famine and security issues in Somalia and paying women to have babies
· Tue, May 07 2013 09:09:58
International conference in London to focus on famine and security in Somalia
This week, a U.N. supported report stated that 258,000 people died from famine in Somalia between 2010-2012. Half of those dead were under the age of five. The number nearly doubles a 2011 estimate. U.N. official Philippe Lazzarini said in a statement that many of those deaths are attributable to slow international response. On Tuesday, global leaders gather in London to discuss partnering to help Somalia rebuild. Two decades of civil war and famine have left Somalia, by most analyses, a failed state. Somalia Conference 2013 is one of several global events this year focusing on Somalia. Professor
from the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College tells us if he believes this global attention will make any difference in the everyday lives of Somalis.
Somalia Conference 2013 - Inside Government - GOV.UKThe Governments of the UK and Somalia will co-host an international conference on Somalia on 7 May in the UK. The conference aims to prov...
Somalia famine killed close to 260,000 people, report saysMogadishu, Somalia (CNN) -- Between 2010 and 2012, more than a quarter of a million people died in the famine in Somalia -- in part becau...
Somalia: What you need to knowOn 7 May in London, the governments of the UK and Somalia will hold an international conference on Somalia for the second year running. T...
A bright future for Somalia is within touching distanceMogadishu, Somalia - When al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Mogadishu courthouse on April 14, they were attempting to reverse the countr...
Prime Minister David Cameron on the Somalia Conferenceukforeignoffice
World History Minute: May 7, 1954
May 7 marks a major turning point in the history of east Asia. On May 7, 1954 in Vietnam, the Viet Minh forces conquered the French outpost at Dien Bien Phu. WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt takes us back in history.
Remembering Vietnam's Battle Of Dien Bien Phu : NPROn this day in 1954, an epic battle ended in Vietnam. The French defeat at Dien Bien Phu was a game changer, ending French colonial rule ...
Chicago celebrates World Fair Trade Day
host Jerome McDonnell brings us an update on howthe World Fair Trade Day celebrations are going in Daley Plaza in downtownChicago.
#WFTD World Fair Trade Day 2013Learn about the 10 #FairTrade Principles of the WFTO bit.ly/ZPjNQ5 fb.me/2Q8yLo8BoWorld Fair Trade Org
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Welcome to Chicago Fair TradeChicago Fair Trade - a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the fair trade movement and making Chicago an international fa...
Complications at birth: international surrogacy laws
Each year, thousands of people who can't have babies on their own flock to India, Russia, Ukraine, and other countries where hiring a woman to carry a child to term is legal. According to some estimates, surrogacy is a $2.5 billion industry in India alone. As some countries begin recognizing privileges for same-sex couples, the landscape for international surrogacy is changing.
, professor of international law at the
University of Aberdeen
and author of
International Surrogacy Arrangements: Legal regulation at the International Level
, gives an overview of what's involved in international surrogacy arrangements.
Buying babies, bit by bitONE of the tests of a liberal society is whether the state stays out of the bedroom-but more than 3m people alive now were not made in be...
'Made in India' Examines International Journey Through Surrogacy Processpbsnewshour
Russian Surrogate Moms Attract Foreigners | NewsST. PETERSBURG - When Maria, a 29-year-old St. Petersburg resident, gave birth to twin boys in June, it was not the beginning of a new ch...