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  1. No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights' "shame list" after documenting grave violations against children.

  2. Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    ROME, Jul 21 (IPS) - As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.

  3. WHO Urges Govt’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today.

  4. Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Nigeria's conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to transform this bleak scenario.

  5. East Africa's Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    ROME, Jul 19 (IPS) - Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead, the United Nations food and agriculture agency has warned in a new alert.

  6. Digitizing Family Planning: The Way of the Future

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    LONDON, Jul 17 (IPS) - Online shopping may have its pros and cons, but when it comes to buying products that have an invisible morality tag, it's the safest possible option, believes Franklin Paul.

  7. 2 Billion People Don’t Have Access To Clean Water, Opens up Fissures of Inequality

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - More than two billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  8. Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 11 (IPS) - The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3 billion people. In 2017 –52 years later-- the global population reached a staggering 7.5 billion people corresponding to more than a doubling of the Earth's residents over the last half-century.

  9. For India’s Urban Marginalized, Reproductive Healthcare Still a Distant Dream

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    CHENNAI/LONDON, Jul 11 (IPS) - In a semi-lit room of a southern Chennai neighborhood, a group of women sit in a circle around a table surrounded by large cardboard boxes of "Nirodh" – India's most popular condom.

  10. Will the UN “Leave No One Behind” and Improve LGBTI Health and Well-Being?

    Monday, July 10, 2017

    NEW YORK, Jul 10 (IPS) - While there has been progress in researching the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and responding to certain emerging health threats in high-income countries - elsewhere in the world such research is inadequate and incomplete.

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