Millions of children are missing out on education because governments are not investing enough money.
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The countries of the world are drawing up development priorities for the next decade and beyond. Here's a brief introduction to the process.
Drug policy reform took center stage this week at a summit of the Americas with unprecedented support from human rights groups.
Quality early childhood programs have been shown to reduce inequality, counteracting the effects of discrimination and poverty. In Peru, the Cuna Mas program is attempting to do just that.
A new report from the Organization of American States envisions possibilities for ending the war on drugs and introducing policies rooted in public health and human rights.
If compulsory treatment of people with drug dependence has been condemned by jurists as unconstitutional and by health care professionals as a complete absurdity—why would the Brazilian government support such an approach?
Building a park requires green space; building a community requires dialogue. Martissant Park has both.
The vision of an open space comes alive at Martissant Park in Haiti, giving new life and new meaning to a place that might easily have been destroyed.
In Martissant Park, the only public park in Port-au-Prince, people find a pride of place and a hallowed ground to remember their dead.
With limited resources, authorities are faced with nearly impossible decisions on how and when to enforce the law in order to maximize public security.
Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story reports on the vote in the US House of Representatives to pass CISPA, a draft law that is critiqued for attacking fundamental privacy rights.