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  1. UN child rights committee lauds Swiss asylum offer to Kurdish family

    - UN News

    The UN child rights committee on Friday commended Switzerland for swiftly granting asylum to four Kurdish children and their mother, who faced deportation after fleeing Syria, adding that it showed how controversial decisions could be effectively appealed.

  2. WHO launches bid to tackle inequalities behind global breast cancer threat

    - UN News

    A UN-led global initiative to tackle breast cancer could save 2.5 million lives by 2040, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Fridayjust ahead of World Cancer Day.

  3. UN rights chief appeals for Israelis and Palestinians to end ‘illogic of escalation’

    - UN News

    As violence mounts between Israelis and Palestinians, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Friday called for an end to the “illogic of escalation”, appealing for leaders to urgently work to resolve their decades-long conflict. 

  4. UN aid convoys deliver lifesaving relief to Ukraine’s war-ravaged east

    - UN News

    Two UN aid convoys have reached communities with acute needs near the contact line in Ukraine’s war-shattered east this week, relief coordinators reported on Friday.

  5. Peru's Democracy at a Crossroads

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb 02 (IPS) - On 25 January, roughly six weeks after being sworn in following her predecessor’s removal, Peruvian president Dina Boluarte finally recognised that elections were the only way out of political crisis. Elections were rescheduled for April 2024, much earlier than the end of the presidential term she’s been tasked with completing, but not soon enough for thousands who’ve taken to the streets demanding her immediate resignation.

  6. It's Time to Move Away from Public-Private Partnerships & Build a Future That is Public

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS / LIMA / MANILA, Feb 02 (IPS) - Last month, we joined more than 1000 representatives from all sectors of civil society who came together in Santiago de Chile to debate the future of – and threats to - public services the world over.

  7. US Policies Slowing World Economy

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 02 (IPS) - Few policymakers ever claim credit for causing stagnation and recessions. Yet, they do so all the time, justifying their actions by some supposedly higher purpose.

  8. Insecurity in Nigerias Southern Kaduna: Will the Elections Change the Scenario?

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Feb 02 (IPS) - Tabitha Siman, a survivor of an attack at her home, says life is not worth living after her twin daughters, husband, and co-wife were killed during an attack at her home.

  9. Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

    - UN News

    The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday voiced concern over the worsening security situation in Nigeria, while urging the authorities to ensure counter-terrorism operations are conducted in line with international human rights and humanitarian law. 

  10. Ethiopia: Northern aid access improving but some areas still hard to reach

    - UN News

    UN humanitarians on Thursday reported that aid access in the north is continuing to improve with aid operations expanding following last November’s ceasefire agreement, but some civilians in the battle-scarred region “remain hard to reach.”

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