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  1. The World Bank Must Double Its Fund for the Poorest Nations like Mine to Tackle Hunger Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    LILONGWE, Malawi, Jun 21 (IPS) - After El Niño-induced floods and devastating drought, roughly two in five people in Malawi – a country of some 20 million people – are now facing the looming prospect of acute hunger by the end of the year.

  2. A Move to Out-Maneuver US Veto on Palestine

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - The United States — which has continued to use its veto power to block Palestine from UN membership — may be out-maneuvered by a growing new campaign by some UN member states planning to establish full political and diplomatic relations with Palestine outside the confines of the United Nations.

  3. Gaza is more than two million stories of loss: UN agencies

    - UN News

    Gaza is “a world of devastation” and still in the grip of war after nearly nine months of conflict, UN humanitarians just back from the enclave reported on Friday, as they described widespread destruction and stories of pregnant mothers forced to request preterm C-sections out of desperation and fear.

  4. Unveiling the Dark Matter of Food, Diets and Biodiversity

    - Inter Press Service

    Jun 20 (IPS) - This year, bee pollen has become a trendy superfood thanks to a wide range of potential benefits. Last year, sea moss led the superfood trends. Before that, it was turmeric.

  5. Food Insecurity - Haiti: A Call To Action for All Caribbean and Latin American Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Jun 20 (IPS) - Although the most recent evidence shows signs of improvement in food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the data reveal a worrying upward trend in Haiti and sectors of the subregion.

  6. Peoples' Climate Vote Shows Global Support for Stronger Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Jun 20 (IPS) - The global public opinion research on climate change reveals that 80 percent, or four out of five, of people globally want their governments to take stronger action to tackle the climate crisis.

  7. New Caledonia: Time to Talk about Decolonisation

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jun 20 (IPS) - The violence that rocked New Caledonia last month has subsided. French President Emmanuel Macron has recently announced the suspension of changes to voting rights in the Pacific island nation, annexed by his country in 1853. His attempt to introduce these changes sparked weeks of violence.

  8. Free Speech Under Siege—across West Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    LAGOS, Nigeria, Jun 20 (IPS) - Authoritarian overreach is re-defining itself across West Africa, fuelled by armed conflicts, military coups, and electoral manipulation and violence, as the region experiences a decline in democracy.

  9. Birth in a war zone: Coping amid ongoing attacks in Ukraine

    - UN News

    Like many expecting parents, Oleksandra and Oleksandr Chebotar were eagerly awaiting the birth of their daughter. The way it happened, however, was unlike anything they had ever imagined.

  10. Stories from the UN Archive: Archivists unerase mystery woman

    - UN News

    Too often, women’s names have been erased from history, including at the signing of the landmark Refugee Convention in 1951. But, this is no longer the case for Margaret (Kitchen) Bruce, thanks to tenacious deep diving archive teams from across the UN Organization.

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