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  1. Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa

    - UN News

    Greater investment in State institutions is critical to counter peace and security challenges in Africa, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday. 

  2. UN Committee reviews anti-discrimination efforts underway

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    The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination opened in Geneva on Monday to review anti-discrimination efforts being done in seven UN Member States.

  3. Of the Far West, the ‘Good Cowboys’… And the ‘Bad Indians’

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Aug 08 (IPS) - Nothing – or too little – has changed since Hollywood started producing its spectacular western movies. Rough men, ranchers, mercenary killers, saloons, cowboys, guns, gold fever, the ‘good sheriff’… and the ‘bad indians”. Those movies were anything but fiction–they were real history.

  4. ILO calls for adequate workers conditions during extreme heat in Iraq

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    The UN labour agency, ILO, says it is becoming increasingly concerned about working conditions in Iraq, where temperatures have soared to 50 degrees Celsius in recent weeks.

  5. Sri Lanka: UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million for ‘critical’ women’s healthcare

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    The UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, is leading efforts to protect women and girls’ rights to give birth safely and live without gender-based violence, according to a statement issued on Monday.

  6. Attacking a nuclear plant ‘suicidal,’ UN chief tells journalists in Japan

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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned a recent attack on a nuclear power station in southern Ukraine during a meeting in Tokyo on Monday with the Japan National Press Club.

  7. Ethiopia: Loan from UN fund allows FAO to scale up fertilizers for farmers in Tigray

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    A $10 million loan from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will allow the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to scale up the procurement of fertilizers to support farmers in the restive Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the agency announced on Monday. 

  8. Bringing Specialist Telemedicine to Children of Rural Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Aug 08 (IPS) - New telemedicine technology, Daktari Smart, aims to mitigate the gap between child patients and medical specialists in rural Kenya.

  9. Indigenous Women at the Forefront of Transformational Change

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 08 (IPS) - The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoplescommemorated annually on August 9, is a day to celebrate the many contributions of the 476 million Indigenous peoples worldwide.

  10. From the Field: Outreach across the Horn of Africa

    - UN News

    In July, a UN human rights officer embarked on an outreach visit to the Horn of Africa’s Sool and Sanaag regions, a seven-day round-trip of more than 1,600 kilometres by road.

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