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  1. First Person: ‘Disability reminds us that there is no such thing as normal’

    - UN News

    Eddie Ndopu, an award-winning disability activist from South Africa, and one of 17 United Nations advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, lives with spinal muscular atrophy, and faces many difficulty daily challenges. Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December, Mr. Ndopu discusses how he has overcome barriers to travel the world advocating for others with disabilities.

  2. UNESCO Member States Adopt Recommended Ethics for AI

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Nov 26 (IPS) - The member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have agreed on a text of recommended ethics for artificial intelligence (AI) that states can apply on a “voluntary” basis.

  3. Digital Child’s Play: protecting children from the impacts of AI

    - UN News

    Artificial intelligence has been used in products targeting children for several years, but legislation protecting them from the potential impacts of the technology is still in its infancy. Ahead of a global forum on AI for children, UN News spoke to two UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) experts about the need for improved policy protection.

  4. School Meals Coalition Hopes to Provide a Meal to Every Child

    - Inter Press Service

    United Nations, Nov 26 (IPS) - Meals at schools not only give each child a nutritious meal but increase enrolments, among other benefits.

  5. Growing Amazon Deforestation a Grave Threat to Global Climate

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 26 (IPS) - For three weeks, the Brazilian government concealed the fact that deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest increased by nearly 22 percent last year, accentuating a trend that threatens to derail efforts to curb global warming.

  6. Gender, Education and Drop Outs

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - While COVID 19 is keeping the world and news media in its constant grip and national politics often come to the forefront, it might be easy to forget urgent and nevertheless related matters. One is how global education has suffered and how children and youngsters have been forced to cope with a different reality. This aspect like so many other of human existence is gendered and while addressing education it is relevant to talk about changing gender roles as well.

  7. UN Refugee Agency concerned about indigenous Venezuelans in Guyana

    - UN News

    One meal a day, no shelter, and no drinking water are only some of the difficult living conditions that indigenous Warao families from Venezuela are facing in remote locations across Guyana, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned. 

  8. 9.4 million people are ‘living their worst nightmare’ in northern Ethiopia due to ongoing conflict

    - UN News

    The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has spiked as a direct result of ongoing conflict, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

  9. UN expert welcomes India plan to repeal farm laws that sparked deadly protests

    - UN News

    A UN human rights expert welcomed India's decision to repeal three contentious farm laws that sparked a year of nationwide protests which left 600 people dead in the last year. 

  10. WHO urges caution over travel bans linked to new COVID-19 variant

    - UN News

    The UN health agency has urged all countries to adopt a risk-based and scientific approach to travel bans linked to a new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa and Botswana.

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