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  1. World News in Brief: ‘Reckless attacks’ on Ukraine nuclear plant must cease, Chibok abductions 10 years on, action against plant pests

    - UN News

    A recent spate of “reckless attacks” on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine must end immediately, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the UN Security Council on Monday.

  2. Let youth lead, urges new advocacy campaign

    - UN News

    With the ‘promise of a better world’ in mind the UN Youth Office has launched an new advocacy campaign – “World Leaders: It’s Time to Let #YouthLead” – calling for greater youth representation in decision-making roles in both the public and private sector, civil society, academia, and the UN.

  3. Yemen’s plight echoes broader Middle East crisis, says UN Envoy

    - UN News

    As tensions worsen across the Middle East region, Yemen’s plight has become increasingly intertwined with wider geopolitical dynamics, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Monday.

  4. ‘Concerted global push’ for Sudan ceasefire is essential: Guterres

    - UN News

    “The world is forgetting about the people of Sudan” the UN chief warned on Monday​, calling for a boost in humanitarian funding and a global push for peace to end a year of brutal fighting between rival militaries.

  5. Gaza: rights experts condemn AI role in destruction by Israeli military

    - UN News

    As UN chief António Guterres on Monday reiterated his appeal for “maximum restraint” in the Middle East following Iran’s drone and missile attack on Israel, independent human rights experts said that the alleged use of artificial intelligence on targets in Gaza by the Israeli military had taken an “unprecedented toll” on civilians, housing and services.

  6. Sudan catastrophe must not be allowed to continue: UN rights chief Türk

    - UN News

    A full year of conflict in Sudan has already caused immense suffering and death but the situation could easily worsen with the news that the warring parties are arming civilians, UN rights chief Volker Türk said on Monday.

  7. Secondary Education Is a Bottleneck in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 15 (IPS) - Alice went for eight weeks without Portuguese language classes after starting her first year of high school on Feb. 5 in this Brazilian city. Her chemistry teacher taught only two classes and disappeared. But the worst part is the classroom without air conditioning in the heat of more than 35 degrees Celsius some days during the southern hemisphere summer.

  8. ‘Step back from the brink,’ to avert full-scale Middle East conflict, says UN chief

    - UN News

    The people of the Middle East are confronting a real danger of a devastating full-scale conflict, António Guterres said on Sunday, urging “maximum restraint” across a region “on the brink”, hours after Iran launched attack drones and missiles against Israel overnight Saturday.

  9. First Person: ‘I no longer amount to anything’ – Voices of the displaced in Haiti

    - UN News

    People affected by gang wars in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, have been describing to the UN how their lives have been violently changed, with one person saying he feels that he has lost his identity and “no longer amounts to anything”.

  10. Guterres condemns Iran’s attack on Israel, calls for immediate end to hostilities

    - UN News

    Strongly condemning the “large-scale attack” launched on Israel by Iran, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged maximum restraint by all parties and warned that “neither the region nor the world can afford another war.”

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