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  1. ‘Through the tears, solutions for a better society have sprung up’: Estonian President

    - UN News

    The President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, lauded the world’s embrace of online services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, in her high-level General Debate speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly session.

  2. Millions in Yemen ‘a step away from starvation’

    - UN News

    The crisis in Yemen, now in its seventh year of war, continues unabated, with thousands of people displaced and millions “a step away from starvation”, the UN Humanitarian Relief Coordinator said on Wednesday during a high-level side event on the margins of the 76th General Assembly.

  3. Women Leaders Hailed for COVID-19 Response

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Sep 22 (IPS) - On September 20, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina accepted an award from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network for her country’s ‘striking’ progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  4. King of Saudi Arabia says peace is top priority for his country

    - UN News

    The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, said on Wednesday that promoting peace is his Kingdom’s top priority in international affairs. 

  5. BRICS Puts on Annual Show of Unity

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 22 (IPS) - Amid scepticism and a lack of public interest, domestic crises and the backdrop of Covid-19, last week the BRICS countries delivered on their commitment to hold an annual summit without showing the signs of disunity that has beset the group in recent years.

  6. Myanmar: UN expert says current international efforts failing, urges ‘change of course’

    - UN News

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    The UN independent rights expert on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday that conditions inside the country following the 1 February military coup have worsened, urging a “change of course” to prevent further human rights abuses and deaths.

  7. ‘We can end the pandemic’, UN chief says in new call for global vaccine plan

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday repeated his call for a global COVID-19 vaccination plan to boost production and reach millions over the coming months, in line with recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  8. Support developing countries with climate mitigation: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    - UN News

    Financial support will be critical if developing countries are to meet global climate goals, the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Željko Komšić, said in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.    

  9. The UN Food Systems Summit - Food Processing, Consumption, Supply Chain, Loss and Waste

    - Inter Press Service

    LETHBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 22 (IPS) - Food processing extends shelf-life and can transforms raw food into attractive, marketable products. It can also prevent contamination. The transformation can involve numerous physical and chemical processes such as mincing, cooking, canning, liquefaction, pickling, macerating, emulsification, irradiation and lyophilization. Frozen processed and raw food changes transport and storage requirements radically; while the packaging of food, both raw and processed, is an industry unto itself.

  10. 20 years after Durban Declaration, racism reverberates in ‘echo chambers of hate’

    - UN News

    Two decades after a landmark declaration was adopted to eradicate racism, discrimination continues to “permeate institutions, social structures and everyday life in every society”, the UN chief told a high-level meeting on Wednesday.

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