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  1. World on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, as temperature rise continues: UN chief

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    The Earth’s temperature continues to rise unabated, with 2020 being one of the three warmest years on record, as extreme weather events combine with the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting millions. 

  2. A Growing New Health Crisis Focusing on Emergency Rooms, Medical History & Vaccines

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Apr 19 (IPS) - This year's World Health Day on 7 April was an opportunity for three entrepreneurs to share their insights and reflections on a rather complex year due to the health crisis and comment on their experiences developing impactful products and services in this sector.

  3. UN chief highlights key role of Asian regional bloc in ending Myanmar crisis

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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on Monday for leaders in Asia to bolster efforts towards finding a peaceful solution to the bloody crisis in Myanmar, sparked by the military coup in February. 

  4. Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’

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    UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.

  5. MYANMAR CRISIS: Stand with the people and protect them, urges UN rights expert

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    The international community has a responsibility to protect the people of Myanmar, under attack from their own military, the UN independent human rights expert on the country argues, in the second part of our in-depth interview, calling also for refuge to be given to those who have fled for their lives to neighbouring countries.

  6. Green transformation will rival industrial revolution: US climate envoy

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    The transition to a global economic model which will slow down climate change and create jobs will be the “biggest economic transformation since the industrial revolution” according to John Kerry, the US climate envoy.

  7. Surviving a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in a Lesotho convent

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    A 77-year old nun from the southern African country of Lesotho has been telling the UN how she survived a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in her convent and why it’s important to embrace the vaccine.

  8. Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work

    - Inter Press Service

    Apr 16 (IPS) - Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis.

  9. Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP

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    More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

  10. Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries

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    The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution which calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and gives the green light for a UN team to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement.

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