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  1. Support Palestinian women-led organizations at heart of Gaza aid response

    - UN News

    The UN agency championing gender equality called on Monday for greater investment in Palestinian women-led organizations who are at the forefront of humanitarian operations in the Gaza Strip.

  2. Sudan crisis: UN health agency alerts over attack on key hospital

    - UN News

    Further deadly violence in Sudan’s besieged El Fasher city has forced a major hospital to shut over the weekend after soldiers stormed the facility, prompting alarm on Monday from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) about the serious impact on sick and injured patients.

  3. What’s going on at COSP17?

    - UN News

    Hundreds of people with disabilities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society representatives alongside ambassadors from around the world are due to meet at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday to discuss the challenges and opportunities in terms of work, cutting-edge tech and humanitarian crises as well as conflict and climate disasters.

  4. Gaza: Deaths and devastation during hostage rescue operation show ‘seismic trauma’ of ongoing war

    - UN News

    The scenes of devastation witnessed in the aftermath of Israel’s military operation to release hostages from the Nuseirat refugee camp proves that each day the war continues “it only grows more horrific” the UN’s top humanitarian official said on Sunday.

  5. First Person: Guest editing UN News’s first live blog takeover

    - UN News

    Activist, actor and talk show host Nick Herd will be leading the UN News team as its first ever guest editor on Tuesday, when people from around the world gather at UN Headquarters to take part in the largest global meeting on issues that affect people with disabilities.

  6. Explainer: What You Need to Know About Climate Change and Blue Carbon

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, Jun 08 (IPS) - The area where land meets the sea, known as coastal ecosystems, could be the key to reducing the effects of climate change.

  7. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: 5 fast facts

    - UN News

    Imagine daily life without your sight, hearing or a limb or living with the challenges of neurodiversity or paralysis. That’s a reality for some. One in six of us – or 16 per cent – of the global population had a disability in 2023, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and many depend on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to help guard their fundamental freedoms and dignity.

  8. India’s Election: Cracks Start to Show in Authoritarian Rule

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jun 07 (IPS) - India’s Hindu nationalist strongman Narendra Modi has won his third prime ministerial term. But the result of the country’s April-to-June election fell short of the sweeping triumph that seemed within his grasp.

  9. A Nuclear-Armed European Union? A Proposal Under Fire

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 07 (IPS) - The continued veiled threats from Russia, warning of nuclear attacks on Ukraine, have prompted some politicians in Europe to visualize a nuclear-armed European Union (EU).

  10. Are We Equipping Women or Merely Filling the Gender Gap?

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Jun 07 (IPS) - In the expansive field of groundwater resource management, a pressing question often emerges: are we truly equipping women with the necessary tools and opportunities to thrive, or are we simply attempting to fill in the gender gap without tackling the root causes?

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