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May 2013
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Open Data

NGO Aid Map Launches Three New Maps


Explore what InterAction’s members are doing in China, India and Mexico through NGO Aid Map’s three newest maps, funded by FedEx. The interactive tool gives a one-of-a-kind picture of international aid that empowers NGO workers, donors, communities and other partners to see more – and do better. More than 100 of InterAction’s members currently contribute data to the initiative on 3,500 projects worldwide.

Bonus Read: InterAction’s Laia Grino reflects on the lessons learned and challenges that remain for NGO Aid Map, an ambitious open data effort launched two years ago.

Bonus Award: Apply by June 30 for the new FedEx Award for Innovations in Disaster Preparedness.



Post-2015 Agenda

U.S. Must Lead on Ending Extreme Poverty

InterAction’s Suzanne Kindervatter agrees with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and U.S. President Barack Obama that a world without extreme poverty is possible. But it will require visionary thinking and the engagement of U.S. government and civil society leadership in a global effort, writes Kindervatter, who is leading InterAction’s engagement in the post-2015 process. Read what she recommends, in advance of a key report on the post-2015 agenda expected later in May.



Protection Standards
A Must-Read for Humanitarian, Human Rights Workers

The multitude of respondents to conflicts and other violent situations is growing, and with it the need to integrate a common set of standards in protection work. The recently-updated Professional Standards for Protection Work is a set of minimum standards for humanitarian and human rights workers which was released by the International Committee of the Red Cross. InterAction urges their adoption and integration by those working to protect people caught up in violence and conflict.




Videos
If You Could Have Five Minutes with Anyone…

…would it perhaps be any of the people we snagged for interviews at InterAction’s 2013 Forum? This InterAction video series includes conversations with: Jim Yong Kim on his “war room;” Nancy Lindborg on resilience; Greg Adams on aid reform legislation; Lola Dare on the post-2015 agenda; Rebecca Wolfe on youth and conflict; Pablo Suarez on games for disaster risk reduction; David McGinty on corporate partnerships; Linda Raftree on NGO accountability; Sam Worthington on Forum; and Dmitri Medlev on the upcoming G20 in Russia.

Bonus Coverage: Couldn’t attend all 54 Forum workshops? Read about them in the July issue of Monthly Developments. Subscribe here. And explore the rest of our Forum coverage.




In the News

Syria News Conference Gains International Coverage


As InterAction’s Forum 2013 got underway, top officials held a press conference about Syria on the sidelines. Antonio Guterres (UNHCR), George Rupp (IRC), Anne Richard (U.S. State Department, Population, Refugees and Migration), and Sam Worthington (InterAction) spoke with reporters. See the coverage from NPR, Reuters and The Guardian.



Blog

Will the G8 Be Accountable?


As world leaders from G8 countries prepare to gather at a luxurious and exclusive golf resort in Northern Ireland, John Ruthrauff, InterAction’s Director of International Advocacy, asks whether they can do the hard work of adopting transparency as a standard operating procedure. Read why this is so important.

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