News headlines in June 2022

  1. Ukraine: Cycle of death, destruction, dislocation, and disruption ‘must stop’

    - UN News

    The “horrific conflict,” in Ukraine shows no signs of abating, the UN political and peacebuilding chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, pointing out that since her last update on 5 April, “countless Ukrainian civilians” have been killed in indiscriminate attacks, cities and towns levelled, and much of the country’s arable land “horribly disfigured by shelling”.  

  2. Rise of disinformation a symptom of ‘global diseases’ undermining public trust: Bachelet

    - UN News

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    Societies everywhere are beset by “global diseases” including systemic inequality which have helped fuel a rise in disinformation, or the deliberate spreading of falsehoods, said the UN human rights chief on Tuesday, addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

  3. Digital Training in Pakistani Villages Yields Bumper Participation

    - Inter Press Service

    RAHIM YAR KHAN, Punjab, Pakistan, Jun 28 (IPS) - Farmer Abdul Waheed, 32, has been using his cell phone for everything but work for the past seven years. But after a recent training session he has installed six farming apps and says the move has paid off.

  4. Sustainable blue economy vital for small countries and coastal populations

    - UN News

    With the livelihoods of about 40 per cent of the world’s population living at or near a coast, the second day of the UN Ocean Conference under way in Lisbon focused on strengthening sustainable ocean-based economies, managing coastal ecosystems.

  5. Bangladesh Flood Victims Cry for Relief

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Jun 28 (IPS) - After losing everything in the recent devastating flood that swept the northeastern districts in Bangladesh, pregnant mother Joynaba Akter, her three children and her husband took refuge in a shelter centre at Gowainghat in Sylhet.

  6. NATO Summit Set to Further Militarise Europe, Expand in Africa?

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 28 (IPS) - The three-day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation-NATO Summit in Madrid (28,29, 30 June 2022) is expected to agree to considerably increase Europe’s military power, heavily weaponise Russia’s border, and further expand its presence in Africa, according to a diplomatic source.

  7. UN rights office in probe call, after Morocco-Spain migrant deaths, Texas tragedy, show need for safer pathways

    - UN News

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    The deaths of at least 23 migrants seeking to reach Spanish territory from Morocco should be investigated urgently by both countries, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, reacting also to reports overnight of of least 50 migrants found dead in a truck in southern Texas.

  8. Syria: Decade of brutal war left nearly 307,000 civilians dead

    - UN News

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    Between 1 March 2011 and 31 March 2021, 306,887 civilians were killed in the on-going war in Syria - the highest estimate yet of conflict-related deaths in the country, according to a new report published by the UN rights office (OHCHR) on Tuesday.

  9. Sharing Minds Can Change the World

    - Inter Press Service

    Seoul, Bangkok, Jun 28 (IPS) - Parasite, a Korean black comedy film directed by Bong Joon-ho, shows the story of a poor family who infiltrated the household of an affluent family by getting employment by pretending to be highly qualified persons.

  10. More than 70 grave violations against children caught up in war, being recorded daily: UNICEF

    - UN News

    A “staggering” average of 71 verified grave violations a day, are committed against children by parties to conflict in more than 30 settings across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

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