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  1. First Person: One year on from Haiti earthquake, time to return home

    - UN News

    On 14 August 2021 a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, destroying, or rendering uninhabitable tens of thousands of houses across three departments in the south of Haiti, including Plaisimond Milaure’s home. For the last year, she’s been living in a tent outside the city of Les Cayes, supported by UN agencies. One year on, she is ready to return.

  2. United States: Concrete actions needed to ‘lay the scourge of racism to rest’ – UN expert

    - UN News

    UN-appointed independent human rights experts commended the United States on Friday for adopting the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, but asked about measures being taken to address gun violence in the country.

  3. Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

    - UN News

    A UN-chartered vessel should soon arrive at the Ukrainian port of Yuzhny, also known as Pivdennyi, to collect wheat that will help feed millions of hungry people in the Horn of Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday.

  4. The Hunger Factory (II): The Modern Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Aug 12 (IPS) - While often too quickly attributing -quasi exclusively- the world unprecedented hunger tragedy to the current proxy war in Ukraine, other major causes remain hidden in plain sight.

  5. Bangladesh and Cambodia slated for official UN human rights visits

    - UN News

    The UN human rights office, OHCHR, announced on Friday that the High Commissioner will travel over the weekend to Bangladesh.

  6. ‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

    - UN News

    The international community must dramatically increase efforts to urge the de facto authorities in Afghanistan to adhere to basic human rights principles, a group of UN independent rights experts said on Friday. 

  7. From the Field: Young Fijians work with older generation for a sustainable future

    - UN News

    On the island nation of Fiji, young people are working in solidarity with their elders, benefiting from their knowledge and experience to protect the fragile ecosystem.

  8. ECW Interviews Three Inspiring #Youth4EiE Advocates on International Youth Day

    - Inter Press Service

    Ecuador, Malawi, Lebanon, Aug 12 (IPS) - On this International Youth Day, ECW interviewed three inspiring #Youth4EiE Advocates – Nataly Rivas, Angela Abizera, and Jean-Paul Saif. Nataly, Angela, and Jean-Paul are three Global Youth for Education in Emergencies panel members.

  9. ‘Aid Organizations Must Include the Youth Voice’ August 12, 2022—International Youth Day

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Aug 12 (IPS) - Today marks International Youth Daya global celebration of the transformative power of young people. Introduced by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, the event was inaugurated not only to observe the power of the youth voice, but to serve as a promise from those in power to activate the power of youth across the development sector.

  10. UN chief’s Youth Day message: People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world

    - UN News

    International Youth Day celebrates “the power of partnerships across generations,” the UN chief said in his message for the day.

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