News headlines in July 2022

  1. DR Congo: Guterres ‘outraged’ over peacekeepers’ aggression, calls for accountability

    - UN News

    Secretary-General António Guterres is “outraged” over a “serious incident” that took place on Sunday morning on the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda, according to his deputy spokesperson. 

  2. INTERVIEW: Accessible finance is key to realizing Uganda’s potential

    - UN News

    Northern Uganda suffers from a development gap with the rest of the country, with high rates of poverty and unemployment. UN News spoke to Dmitry Pozhidaev, head of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) office in Uganda, to find out what the agency is doing to improve funding access to individuals and businesses, and put them on the right path to success.

  3. Iraq protests: 'De-escalate’ urges UN chief, rise above differences

    - UN News

    Secretary-General António Guterres is “following with concern” ongoing protests in Iraq that have injured many people, according to his deputy spokesperson, Farhan Haq.

  4. First Person: Surviving Bali’s COVID tourism crash

    - UN News

    Dekha Dewandana ran a thriving ‘homestay’ tourism property in Bali, and received UN-supported training which has helped him to maintain a high standard of hospitality. When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, his business was pushed to the verge of collapse and, after a bruising two-year period, it’s now slowly recovering.

  5. Of the Secret Leaks and the Baking Planet

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jul 29 (IPS) - Strangely enough, two major scientific findings, both announced in July, did not attribute the current dangerous world’s disasters to the proxy war unfolding in Ukraine.

  6. Nicaragua: Rights experts denounce shutdown of over 700 civil society groups

    - UN News

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    The arbitrary shutdown of hundreds of civil society organizations in Nicaragua is deeply concerning and will have a chilling effect on activists and human rights defenders across the country, UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Friday.

  7. UN Committee against Torture: Focus on Botswana, Nicaragua, Palestine, United Arab Emirates

    - UN News

    The UN Committee against Torture on Friday concluded its current session by releasing findings on Botswana, Nicaragua, the State of Palestine and the United Arab Emirates 

  8. Ukraine: Prospects for end to war look bleak, despite ‘encouraging’ grain deal

    - UN News

    The war in Ukraine shows no signs of ending, more than five months after the Russian invasion, and fighting is intensifying, the UN Security Council heard on Friday. 

  9. Jordan: As vast Za’atari refugee camp turns 10, Syrians face uncertain future

    - UN News

    Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents who face an uncertain future, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

  10. Human trafficking: ‘All-out assault’ on rights, safety and dignity, says UN chief

    - UN News

    Human trafficking is a horrific crime and “an all-out assault on people’s rights, safety and dignity,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, the eve of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

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