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  1. Two-thirds of Yemenis need humanitarian support and protection

    - UN News

    Some 21.6 million people in Yemen – that’s two-thirds of the population – are going to need some kind of humanitarian assistance and protection services during the course of 2023, according to the UN’s Humanitarian Response plan published on Wednesday.

  2. Security Council: 12 years of war, leaves 70 per cent of Syrians needing aid

    - UN News

    Almost twelve years into Syria’s devastating civil war, the country remains tattered and deeply divided, facing massive economic hardships, limited political progress and the world’s largest displacement crisis, with 70 per cent of the population now in need of humanitarian aid, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Wednesday.

  3. Human rights must be defended in the fight against terrorism: UN chief

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the fight against terrorism will never succeed if we perpetuate the “denial and destruction” of human rights. 

  4. Global growth forecast to slow to 1.9% in 2023, warn UN economists

    - UN News

    Senior UN economists warned on Wednesday that intersecting crises are likely to add further damage to the global economy, with growth set to slow from three per cent in 2022 to 1.9 per cent this year.

  5. Latin America, Caribbean ‘must step up’ to tackle rising hunger: FAO

    - UN News

    Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean “can and must step up” to tackle rising levels of hunger, poverty and inequality, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, said on Wednesday. 

  6. ‘Equal rights cannot wait’ on International Day of Women in Multilateralism

    - UN News

    The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday underlined the need to achieve gender equality globally and fight hate speech, particularly that which targets women and girls online. 

  7. Odesa added to UNESCO's World Heritage List amid threats of destruction

    - UN News

    The historic centre of the port city of Odesa, in Ukraine, has been inscribed on the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List, 11 months since the full-scale Russian invasion. 

  8. Candlenuts, chilli and chickens: Transforming Indonesia’s rural economy

    - UN News

    A combination of determination, a vision, and UN support is transforming the fortunes of remote villages in underdeveloped regions of Eastern Indonesia, and boosting the livelihoods and prospects of local farmers.

  9. On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want to be at home and illiterate. We want to go to school, study and be intelligent.”

    In just a few words, this plea for education from a young Afghan girl has captured the world’s attention. Her heartbreaking question shows how the Taliban’s recent ban on girls attending secondary school and university – effectively ending education opportunities for all Afghan girls and women – is not only violating their fundamental human right to education but shattering countless hopes and dreams in an instant.

  10. The Mayan Train Pierces the Yucatan, the Great Jungle of Mexico

    - Inter Press Service

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Jan 24 (IPS) - The Mayan Train (TM), run by the government’s National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur), threatens the Mayan Jungle, the second largest in Latin America after the Amazon rainforest. its ecosystems and indigenous communities, as well as underground caves and cenotes - freshwater sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater.

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