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SoaPen Brings Thrill and Awareness to Hand Hygiene

Revolutionizing hand hygiene, the “crayon-soap” hybrid known as SoaPen is the brainchild of Amanat Anand, Yogita Agrawal and Shubham Issar — a trio of industrial designers from the Parsons School of Design. Primary-colored and lipstick-sized, each pen is packed with an analogue solution that accommodates up to 60 hand washes, providing children a thrilling way […]

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Why is Cabo Verde Poor?

Cabo Verde, or Cape Verde, is a former Portuguese colony made up of 10 islands and five islets located just over 300 miles off Africa’s west coast. Why is Cabo Verde poor? Severe droughts during the 1900s killed 200,000 people and caused many to leave the islands. Cabo Verde does not have many natural resources, […]

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The Promising Goals of the South African Development Plan

The South African Development Plan (NDP) was created by the National Planning Commission (NPC), a South African group responsible for detailing a long-term vision and strategy for the country. The NPC includes 24 part-time members, along with a chairperson and deputy chairperson appointed by the President, based on their experiences and skills. The Commission is chaired […]

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Women, Peace, and Security Act Becomes Law

The Women, Peace, and Security Act (S. 1141) became a public law at the beginning of October 2017. The purpose of the bill is to ensure that women play meaningful roles in diplomacy and leadership, especially in regions of violent conflict. The bill recognizes the importance of women as peacemakers in their communities and the […]

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Causes of Poverty in San Marino

San Marino is a small, landlocked country located within Italy. It is a remnant from a time when city states dotted the European landscape. San Marino is believed to be the world’s oldest surviving republic, and tourism plays the largest role in the economy. More than three million people visit the republic each year. However, […]

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Developing Gender-Responsive Education

The Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans began in January 2017. It is a dual effort by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative and the Global Partnership for Education. UNICEF also supports the project. The multicomponent document has roots in the United Nations’ 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The fourth goal, in particular, focuses […]

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World Hunger Recently Increased

World hunger levels do not merely represent the amount of food a country has available. This level lends to the disparity of class, employment and education levels in a country. For those who find access to food and consume more than others, their energy for sustained work propels them above those with lower levels of […]