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“Struggle for survival” in Central African Republic - Security Council establishes UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), operative as of 15 September 2014, to restore the peace, law and order in this war-torn country. See Ban Ki-moon’s reflections on the situation on the ground after his visit to the capital Bangui.
How has the world changed in the past 20 years? - Twenty years after the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, UNFPA reflects on the achievements and challenges, in 20 points.
“Is aid really dead?” - In this article by The Povertist, read more about the role of aid in the context of the post-2015 agenda. On the other hand, the UNU-WIDER research suggests that “aid is not dead”.
Masters of art and pollution through history - Scientists struggle to find evidence for their research, but sometimes the centuries old paintings can come to aid. About this surprising method read more in this Economist article.
Mad Men and research behind the popular TV series - We continue with popular culture this week, and bring you “Mad Men”? This TV series is recognized for its impeccable dialogues, and the key to good language usage lays in a thorough research, says Erin Levy, a writer, in her interview for the Time.
What a role for Twitter in the Middle Eastern uprisings? - Twitter turns eight this year and has established itself as a solid social media. When it comes to the impact it had on the uprisings in Iran, Egypt and Turkey, researchers seem to disagree.
The greatest interviews of the 20th century - This week we started a question on MUNPlanet on the most interesting political interviews. In the meantime, take a look at the Guardian selection and share thoughts on your favorites with us.