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  1. Former Child Labourer Free Quality Education Key to Ending Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 24 (IPS) - Lucky Agbavor sleeps on a mattress in a church in Accra, Ghana sells juice to earn an income, and has been a child labourer since he was four. Now he has made his way onto the international stage, participating in the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child labour.

  2. Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, Mission chief warns

    - UN News

    Time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, warning that if the impasse is not urgently overcome, the consequences will be felt beyond national borders, impacting a whole generation.

  3. Zimbabwean peacekeeper wins UN gender advocate award

    - UN News

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    For the first time, a Zimbabwean peacekeeper has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, UN Peacekeeping announced on Tuesday.

  4. Tedros re-elected to lead the World Health Organization

    - UN News

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    The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s leading public health agency.

  5. Employee-run Companies, Part of the Landscape of an Argentina in Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 24 (IPS) - "All we ever wanted was to keep working. And although we have not gotten to where we would like to be, we know that we can," says Edith Pereira, a short energetic woman, as she walks through the corridors of Farmacoop, in the south of the Argentine capital. She proudly says it is "the first pharmaceutical laboratory in the world recovered by its workers."

  6. Deputy UN chief praises resilience of Bali students in face of disaster threats

    - UN News

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    In their red school uniforms, with backpacks on their heads to protect from falling debris, More than 200 students and teachers from Tanjong Benoa Elementary School on the Indonesian island of Bali, filed calmly up three flights of stairs to the rooftop of a hotel, close to their classrooms.

  7. The Risks of Turning Planet Earth into a Giant Desert

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 24 (IPS) - The message is clear: three-quarters of the world’s population will be affected by drought by 2050. Does it sound too far in time? Well, your kids might be among the billions of humans living on a desertified planet.

  8. ‘Don’t work for climate wreckers’ UN chief tells graduates, in push to a renewable energy future

    - UN News

    Today’s college graduates can become the generation to succeed “where my generation has failed” the UN chief said on Tuesday, urging the class of 2022, not to work for “climate wreckers” in industries that continue to profit from fossil fuels.

  9. Fallen Chadian Captain wins second-ever UN peacekeeping award for ‘exceptional courage’

    - UN News

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    Late Captain Abdelrazakh Hamit Bahar of Chad, was named on Tuesday as the recipient of United Nations Peacekeeping’s highest award, for exceptional courage, serving in Mali, which will be presented on Thursday at UN Headquarters in New York.

  10. World’s richest countries damaging child health worldwide: UNICEF

    - UN News

    Over-consumption in the world’s richest countries is creating unhealthy, dangerous, and toxic conditions for children globally, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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