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  1. Jobs Will Not Empower Young Women Until We Address Sexual Harassment

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    BRIGHTON, UK, Jun 28 (IPS) - The writer is Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, UKWhat does empowerment for young women look like? For many, the answer would include jobs. But the belief that jobs bring empowerment through income, greater autonomy, and bargaining power within the family fail to recognise that these potential gains for young women are undermined by widespread sexual harassment.

  2. Climate Hypocrisy Ensures Global Warming

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    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 28 (IPS) - Rich country governments claim the high moral ground on climate action. But many deny their far greater responsibility for both historic and contemporary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, once acknowledged by the Kyoto Protocol.

    Climate injustice Worse, responsibility has not been matched by commensurate efforts, especially by the largest rich economies in the G7, which dominates the G20. Its continued control of international economic resources and policymaking blocks progress on climate justice.

  3. Roe Overturned: What You Need to Know about the US Supreme Court Abortion Decision

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    BOSTON, USA, Jun 27 (IPS) - After half a century, Americans’ constitutional right to get an abortion has been overturned by the Supreme Court. The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – handed down on June 24, 2022 – has far-reaching consequences. The Conversation asked Nicole Huberfeld and Linda C. McClainhealth law and constitutional law experts at Boston University, to explain what just happened, and what happens next.

  4. Libya: UN highlights need to speed up progress towards national elections

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    Leaders in Libya must resolve outstanding issues so that long-awaited presidential and parliamentary elections can finally be held, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Monday. 

  5. UN drug report shines light on cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine trends

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    Legalized cannabis use in some countries and states appears to have accelerated daily use and related health impacts, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed in a new report released on Monday.

  6. Ukraine: Dozens dead and injured as UN condemns ‘utterly deplorable’ shopping centre attack

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    At least ten people have reportedly been killed by what Ukrainian authorities have said was a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping centre, and attack which the UN condemned on Monday as “utterly deplorable”.

  7. Tackling marine pollution: Individual action, key to ocean restoration

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    On Monday, thousands of people gathered at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, for the first day of the long-awaited UN Ocean Conference. Riding on the global momentum generated by the event, experts are pushing for a new international commitment to combat pollution, including at sea.

  8. Middle East: Mounting violence leaving ‘scores of Palestinian and Israeli casualties’

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    “High level” violence has resulted in “scores of Palestinian and Israeli casualties”, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Monday.

  9. Put women’s rights ‘front and centre’ of climate policies: Bachelet

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    Although climate change threatens everyone, women and girls often suffer its harshest and most violent consequences, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. 

  10. Global Biodiversity Agenda: Nairobi Just Added More to Montreal's Plate

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 27 (IPS) - As the last working group meeting of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Agenda concluded here on Sunday, the delegates’ job at COP15 Montreal just got tougher as delegates couldn’t finalize the text of the agenda. Texts involving finance, cost and benefit-sharing, and digital sequencing – described by many as ‘most contentious parts of the draft agenda barely made any progress as negotiators failed to reach any consensus.

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