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  1. COVID and Discrimination Aggravated Maternal Mortality in Latin America

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, May 28 (IPS) - Brazil had the dubious distinction of champion of maternal mortality in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a 77 percent increase in such deaths between 2019 and 2021.

  2. 5 ways UN Peacekeeping partnerships drive peace and development

    - UN News

    Every day, United Nations peacekeepers work to protect millions of vulnerable people in increasingly dangerous places in the world’s most fragile political contexts.

  3. Weathering a 'Perfect Storm' of Cascading Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, May 27 (IPS) - Climate change, COVID-19, the war in Ukraine – these crises threaten to derail development for 1.7 billion of the world’s most vulnerable people. The international community must take swift, coordinated action now to put the SDGs back on track.

  4. Chile: Apology for sterilizing HIV-positive women in moment of ‘reproductive justice’

    - UN News

    The head of the UN agency leading the fight against HIV/AIDS, welcomed on Friday a public apology from Chile on a landmark case of involuntary sterilization of women living with HIV.

  5. Rights office welcomes Zambia’s pledge to abolish the death penalty

    - UN News

    Zambia’s plan to abolish the death penalty adds to the growing global chorus against the practice, the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, said on Friday in welcoming the decision. 

  6. 5 things you should know about the UN Ocean Conference, a chance to save the planet’s largest ecosystem

    - UN News

    The Ocean is the planet’s largest ecosystem, regulating the climate, and providing livelihoods for billions. But its health is in danger. The second UN Ocean Conference, due to take place in June, will be an important opportunity to redress the damage that mankind continues to inflict on marine life and livelihoods.

  7. ‘Think resilience’ to protect against climate and other catastrophes

    - UN News

    More countries must “think resilience”, and urgently adopt and improve early warning systems to reduce risks from an increasing number of disasters across the world, a UN disaster forum concluded on Friday.

  8. States urged to do more to help Haitians fleeing insecurity by sea

    - UN News

    Amid growing insecurity and gang violence in Haiti, the numbers of desperate people resorting to risky sea crossings has sharply increased. On Friday the UN called for regional Governments to step up protection for refugees.

  9. Child Labour Survivor Has a Dream of Freeing Others

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 27 (IPS) - Selimatha Dziedzorm Salifu was just seven years old when she went to work for the first time to support her family.

  10. Ukrainian refugees arrive in Poland ‘in a state of distress and anxiety’

    - UN News

    With more than 3.5 million people having fled to Poland since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, continues to scale up its operations to provide aid to arrivals, the agency’s spokesperson said on Friday.

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