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  1. Rights abuses in Myanmar ‘deepening on an unprecedented scale’ 

    - UN News

    More than 10 months since Myanmar's military seized power, the country’s human rights situation is deepening on an unprecedented scale, the UN rights office, OHCHR, has warned.

  2. COVID-19: WHO says countries can now use one or two courses of the Janssen vaccine

    - UN News

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    Countries “can now consider” using one or two courses of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, otherwise known as the Johnson & Johnson, or J&J shot, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday. 

  3. Climate change fuels violence and mass displacement in Cameroon

    - UN News

    A flare-up in intercommunal fighting in northern Cameroon has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and brought a halt to aid operations there, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. 

  4. How Vitamin-Enriched Foods can be the Gateway to Better Long-Term Nutrition

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 10 (IPS) - When one in five pre-school children is stunted due to chronic undernutrition, it is clear that global diets urgently need to improve and diversify to include more nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables and animal-source foods.

  5. Q&A: Femicides, Domestic Violence and Online Violence Have Been Exacerbated

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Dec 10 (IPS) - "The level of injustice in the world cannot go on like this…I am not pessimistic about the future," said Gladys Acosta, president of the CEDAW Committee, in an interview with IPS in the Peruvian capital.

  6. Plastic Trash in the Ocean is a Global Problem, and the US is the Top Source

    - Inter Press Service

    Dec 09 (IPS) - Plastic waste of all shapes and sizes permeates the world’s oceans. It shows up on beachesin fish and even in Arctic sea ice. And a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine makes clear that the U.S. is a big part of the problem.

  7. Human Rights Day: Rebuild trust, expand freedoms, restore equality

    - UN News

    Despite significant progress since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 73 years ago, the COVID pandemic has “fed a frightening rise in inequalities”, and laid bare “many of our failures to consolidate the advances made”, said UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet, in a message marking Human Rights Day.

  8. Afghanistan: Political affairs chief has ‘frank and useful exchanges’ with the Taliban

    - UN News

    The UN’s Political and Peacebuilding Affairs chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, concluded a three-day visit to Afghanistan on Thursday in which she met with senior Taliban representatives, urging them not to “erase” gains made by women and girls across the country in recent years.  

  9. Climate change ‘aggravating factor for terrorism’: UN chief

    - UN News

    Environmental degradation enables armed groups to extend their influence and manipulate resources to their advantage, the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday, highlighting that conflict-prevention initiatives need to factor in climate risks.

  10. ‘Genocide remains a very real threat’, Guterres warns

    - UN News

    Genocide “remains a very real threat” around the world, said the UN chief on Thursday, marking the UN International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide, and of the Prevention of this Crime. 

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