Weekly Round-up

This week in development…

  • Tuesday was World Humanitarian Day, observed in remembrance of aid workers killed in the field.  New data released in this year’s Aid Worker Security Report shows that 2013 was the most dangerous year for aid workers on record. Many have made suggestions to make 2014 safer– Devex urged the international community to collect more data, address vulnerabilities, and work towards changing perceptions of aid workers abroad. Here is a great infographic breaking down this year’s statistics.
    Chart taken from Aid Worker Security Report 2014

    Chart taken from Aid Worker Security Report 2014

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Weekly Round-up

This week in development…

  • July 31 was the deadline to formally adopt the Bali package’s trade facilitation agreement. Much to the surprise of many in Geneva, India vetoed the treaty due to unresolved issues regarding food security. Indian officials have since introduced an alternate proposal and are confident that the Bali deal “won’t collapse,” and a new version could be ready by the rollout date of July 31st, 2015.

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