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  1. For this Caribbean Island, Ozone Protection is a Year-Round Mission

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Nov 24 (IPS) - The world celebrates the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer once a year, but for Saint Lucia, the annual month-long observance highlights year-round work on ozone protection.For countries across the globe, September 16th is a day to reflect on progress in protecting the ozone layer. The United Nations designated day for the preservation of the ozone layer is marked by speeches, and educational and social media campaigns.

  2. Asia: the Power of Connections and their Consequences

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Nov 24 (IPS) - In our recent book, “The Connections World: The Future of Asia”, published by Cambridge University Press in October 2022, we argue that mutually beneficial links between dynastic business houses and political elites have been important drivers behind Asia’s extraordinary renaissance. Yet, these close ties now threaten future economic growth.

  3. UN rights body launches Iran human rights investigation

    - UN News

    Following calls from UN human rights chief Volker Türk for an independent investigation into ongoing deadly violence against protesters in Iran, the Human Rights Council has created a fact-finding mission, related to the protests that began on 16 September 2022.

  4. Music, passion, and powerful women: Launch of amplifyHER, an exciting new UN podcast

    - UN News

    On Thursday, the UN launched amplifyHER; a vibrant, music-filled podcast, celebrating exciting women artists from around the world.

  5. Balancing Diversity and Meritocracy

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Nov 23 (IPS) - Countries worldwide, and as different as India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel and Italy, are struggling with the issue of how best to balance diversity and meritocracy across disparate ethnic, racial, caste, linguistic and religious subgroups in their populations.

  6. Lessons from Niyamgiri Movements Success to Protect an Indigenous Sacred Mountain

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Nov 23 (IPS) - The Dongria Kondhs say they are the descendants of Niramraja, a mythical god-king who is believed to have created the Niyamgiri range of hills in Odisha, an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal.

  7. Ending Violence against Women: from Rhetoric to Action

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 23 (IPS) - Violence against women is a global crisis, prevalent in every community and society around the world. Globally, estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (30%) of women worldwide have been subjected to either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Yet, there is limited coordination and insufficient funding to truly address the scale of the issue.

  8. Ugandan Women Tackle Domestic Violence with Green Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 23 (IPS) - Constance Okollet Achom, a Ugandan woman from Tororo, a rural village located in Eastern Uganda, has helped several dozens of her peers affected by domestic violence to address the issue by equipping victims with skillsets to manufacture eco-friendly biofuels from agro-forestry waste.

  9. ‘Catastophic’ winter in store for Ukraine, warns UN peacebuilding chief, following Russian strikes on critical infrastructure

    - UN News

    Addressing the Security Council on Wednesday, Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, warned of the devastation caused by Russia’s “relentless attacks” against civilians and critical infrastructure across Ukraine.

  10. Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco’s model of tolerance and co-existence

    - UN News

    The ninth Global Forum for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) concluded its work on Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Fez, emphasizing the values of dialogue and tolerance, as well as the role of Africa as a positive actor in the international arena.

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