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  1. Hate speech: Nations fight back

    - UN News

    Online hate speech is a growing, worrying phenomenon that puts lives at risks. In the second of three feature stories based on the new UN Podcasts series, UNiting Against Hatewe focus on the national strategies Costa Rica and the Czech Republic have put in place to tackle the issue.

  2. ‘All sides need to think about the future they want for Venezuela’, says UN human rights chief

    - UN News

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    There is a general recognition across Venezuela’s political and social spectrum of the need for reform, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Saturday, wrapping up a trip to the country during which, among others, he heard complaints of arbitrary detention and torture. 

  3. We must not simply remember, ‘but speak out and stand up’: UN chief Guterres

    - UN News

    Antisemitism has been described as the canary in the coal mine of freedom, and with hateful bigots and dangerous conspiracy theorists now finding willing audiences online, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday said, “we must pledge to speak out wherever we witness hate and to stand up for human rights and dignity for all.”

  4. Hate speech: A growing, international threat

    - UN News

    Whilst hate speech is nothing new, it has arguably been super-charged by the internet, which has allowed lies, conspiracies, and threats to instantly spread around the world. In a short series of features, based on the new UN Podcasts series, UNiting Against Hatewe look at the effects, and possible solutions, to this growing problem.

  5. The Value of Insects: Why We Must Act Now to Protect Them

    - Inter Press Service

    URBANA, Illinois, USA, Jan 27 (IPS) - Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture granted a conditional license for the first-ever honeybee vaccine. This is an exciting step that will protect bees from American foulbrood disease and ultimately help to stop the alarming decline in their numbers.

  6. Destruction of Ukraine's Healthcare Facilities Violates International Humanitarian Law

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Jan 27 (IPS) - While recent reports highlight the growing list of human rights abuses and war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, new research has laid bare the massive scale of arguably Russia’s most systematic and deadly campaign of rights violations in the country – the targeting and almost complete destruction of healthcare facilities.

  7. Erdogan's Desperate Bid to Become the New Atatrk

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 27 (IPS) - As Turkey approaches its centennial anniversary this October, President Erdogan is stopping short of nothing to win the election in June to fulfill his life-time dream of presiding over the celebration. The Turkish people should deny him this historic honor because of the reign of terror to which he has mercilessly subjected his countrymen.

  8. The Year of Debt Distress and Damaging Development Trade-Off

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Jan 27 (IPS) - As the year 2022 drew to an end, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warned, “Developing countries face ‘impossible trade-off’ on debt”, that spiralling debt in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has compromised their chances of sustainable development.

  9. Guterres strongly condemns attack at Jerusalem synagogue which left at least seven Israelis dead

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General on Friday strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack by a Palestinian man outside a synagogue in a Jerusalem neighbourhood which has left at least seven Israelis dead, and three others injured.

  10. Mali: ‘Critical year’ begins in country’s return to constitutional order

    - UN News

    Stabilizing Mali is crucial, not only for the country but for the entire region, UN Special Representative El-Ghassim Wane told the Security Council on Friday. 

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