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  1. First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money

    - UN News

    Sargassum seaweed has blighted many of the beaches on Barbados for several years. Joshua Forte, a local entrepreneur, is convinced that it can be turned into a valuable commodity, and turned into highly effective, organic compost.

  2. Monkeypox not presently a global public health emergency: WHO

    - UN News

    The monkeypox outbreak does not currently constitute a global public health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday, though “intense response efforts” are needed to control further spread.

  3. Seafarers' Day honours maritime journeys and voyages

    - UN News

    The United Nations has underlined its support for the men and women working at sea, whose immeasurable contributions help to keep global trade moving.

  4. INTERVIEW: Pollution, Cartagena, and the Caribbean

    - UN News

    Since the 1980s, a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convention to deal with pollution issues affecting the wider Caribbean region. Since then, the climate crisis has been added to the risks facing the region. Christopher Corbin, the acting coordinator for the UNEP Cartagena Convention Secretariat, told UN News that the focus of the Convention is shifting from policy to local action.

  5. Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in Indonesia

    - Inter Press Service

    CIWIDEY, West Java, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) - It appears to be business as usual at the Al-Ittifaq pesantrenthe local term for an Islamic boarding school. Yadi and Rezki, both 18, join the subuhpre-dawn prayer, in the local mosque. After a session of religious meditation, along with other santrisor students, the two study science in a pre-dawn class for about 30 minutes.

  6. Centering Gender in the Next Biodiversity Agenda: A Long Way to Montreal

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 24 (IPS) - “I often hear, ‘What do women have to do with biodiversity?' And I want to ask them back, 'What do men have to do (with biodiversity)?’,” says Mrinalini Rai, a prominent gender equality rights advocate at the 4th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which started this week in Nairobi.

  7. Nuclear-Armed Powers Squander $156.000 Every Minute on Their ‘MAD’ Policy

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 24 (IPS) - They call it MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction. It is about the nuclear-armed powers' doctrine of military strategy and national security policy. And they spent on their MAD policy more than 156.000 US dollars, every single minute, in just one year–2021.

  8. Life-saving relief continues to reach quake-hit eastern Afghanistan

    - UN News

    Emergency lifesaving aid relief continued to flow into quake-hit eastern Afghanistan on Friday, as UN humanitarians and partners rushed to help the most vulnerable communities.

  9. International Relief Effort After Deadly Afghan Earthquake Displaces Thousands

    - Inter Press Service

    PESHAWAR, Jun 24 (IPS) - Survivors of the deadly earthquake that hit Afghanistan’s Paktika and Khost provinces told of their losses while being treated in hospitals in neighboring Pakistan after a 5.9-magnitude quake killed at least 1000 and displaced thousands more in the early hours of June 22, 2022.

  10. Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN rights chief urges leaders to ‘turn the page on rhetoric’

    - UN News

    Leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina must abandon divisive policies and focus on building an inclusive future for all, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday in the capital, Sarajevo, concluding an official visit to the country.

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