- The World Bank's country classifications are generating ongoing debate, with news that Vietnam's donor funding for HIV is at risk because of its new status as a 'middle income country'.
- 2013 is set to become the least deadly year for peacekeepers since 2007. The worst year? 1993.
- Bad news from UNHCR: the number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria has escalated to an average of 6000 a day, a rate not since the genocide in Rwanda nearly two decades ago.
- The g7- group of fragile states has come up with a new framework of goals for peace-building and state-building.
- PNG was the focus for Australia's media this week, but it shouldn't be all about asylum seekers. There's positive news from PNG's local government elections, with early success for a female candidate. More reading here, here and here.
- Can social stock exchanges improve investment in social enterprise in developing countries?
- The IKEA refugee shelter.
- An excellent interactive map from UNHCR on historical refugee data. A good visual reminder on where Australia sits in comparison with rest of the world: 30,083 refugees in country, compared with Canada's 163,756 or 149,765 in the UK.
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