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  1. More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine

    - UN News

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    The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday in Geneva. 

  2. Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

    - UN News

    Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

  3. From the Field: Keeping China’s minority traditions alive

    - UN News

    In China, ethnic minority women from the 55 ethnic minority groups formally recognized by the country, are playing a vital role in protecting traditional knowledge and preserving cultural heritage.

  4. Colombia’s New President May Need U.S. Blessing to Realize his Domestic Agenda

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Aug 09 (IPS) - For the first time in its contemporary history, Colombia has a left-wing government. The presidency of Gustavo Petro, who took the reins August 8, marks a significant break from the political status quo. He also represents a stiff test for U.S. influence in Latin America.

  5. April Fool’s Inflation Medicine Threatens Progress

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 09 (IPS) - The world economy is on the brink of outright recession, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Ukraine war and sanctions have scuttled recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. Indigenous women’s work to preserve traditional knowledge celebrated on International Day

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for amplifying the voices of Indigenous women, which is critical to achieving a just future for all people.  

  7. Fresh Israel-Palestinian Islamic Jihad truce prevents ‘full-scale war’

    - UN News

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    After three days of deadly fighting, the Security Council held an emergency meeting on Monday to assess a fragile truce between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza.

  8. Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa

    - UN News

    Greater investment in State institutions is critical to counter peace and security challenges in Africa, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday. 

  9. UN Committee reviews anti-discrimination efforts underway

    - UN News

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    The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination opened in Geneva on Monday to review anti-discrimination efforts being done in seven UN Member States.

  10. Of the Far West, the ‘Good Cowboys’… And the ‘Bad Indians’

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Aug 08 (IPS) - Nothing – or too little – has changed since Hollywood started producing its spectacular western movies. Rough men, ranchers, mercenary killers, saloons, cowboys, guns, gold fever, the ‘good sheriff’… and the ‘bad indians”. Those movies were anything but fiction–they were real history.

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