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  1. An Ineffective Mexico, in the Face of Maritime Pollution

    - Inter Press Service

    VERACRUZ, Mexico, Dec 05 (IPS) - Mexico has more than 11,000 square kilometers of continental coastline and intense maritime traffic. This Latin American country received 12 045 vessels as of July, compared to 11 971 on that date in 2021.

  2. The Decline and Fall of Democracy Worldwide

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 05 (IPS) - A head of state who presided over an authoritarian regime in Southeast Asia, was once asked about rigged elections in his country.

    “I promised I will give you the right to vote” he said, “but I didn’t say anything about counting those votes.”

  3. IMF Led Privatization, Land and Resource Grab in Sri Lanka

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 05 (IPS) - On September 1, 2022, debt-trapped Sri Lanka reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a 48-month Extended Fund Facility of $2.9 billionwhich hardly covers the country’s outstanding debt, nor its immediate survival needs.

  4. Excessive & Unfair Criticism of Human Rights Violations in Qatar

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Dec 05 (IPS) - Peter Zimmermann owns a bar located in the German city of Cologne, which for thirty years has been a favorite for those who want to watch a soccer game.

  5. Ukraine: Missile strikes threaten millions facing cold and hungry winter

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    A UN Spokesperson said on Monday that another wave of missile strikes in Ukraine has further damaged the country’s energy system, leaving millions of people without electricity and water as temperatures dip below freezing. 

  6. Iraq: Investigative team reaches ‘next level’ in bid to bring ISIL terrorists to justice

    - UN News

    Providing justice for the communities impacted by the ISIL terror network in Iraq remains the key focus of the UN investigative team there, Special Adviser Christian Ritscher told the Security Council on Monday. 

  7. Sudan: UN welcomes ‘courageous’ military-civilian pact towards democratic future

    - UN News

    Senior UN officials have welcomed an agreement signed on Monday between military and civilian leaders in Sudan as a “courageous” step forward towards the establishment of democratic rule.

  8. More than 1 in 5 worldwide suffering from violence at work: ILO

    - UN News

    More than one in five people employed – almost 23 per cent - have experienced violence and harassment in the workplace, whether physical, psychological or sexual, according to the first ever joint analysis of data worldwide carried out by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), the independent global charity Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and analytics and polling company, Gallup.

  9. Fighting conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine

    - UN News

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been described as a crisis for women and girls, with cases of conflict-related sexual violence on the rise. Hrystyna Kit, co-founder of JurFem, the Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association, has found herself pushing forward against a rising tide of gender-based violence.

  10. Innovation key to a fairer world for persons with disabilities: UN Chief

    - UN News

    Marking this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on Saturday, António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, called for transformative, innovative solutions, in a world confronted by crises which disproportionally affect persons with disabilities.

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