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  1. UNs High-Level Meeting of World Leaders Falls Short of Gender Empowerment

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - When the UN’s high-level meeting of world leaders concluded last week, the head count seemed lopsided: 190 speakers, including 76 Heads of State, 50 Heads of Government, 4 Vice-Presidents, 5 Deputy Prime Ministers, 48 Ministers and 7 Heads of Delegations—overwhelmingly male.

  2. DR Congo: Humanitarian situation worsens; UN mission continues to battle armed militias

    - UN News

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    The UN envoy for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday denounced the recent violence against the Organization’s stabilization mission in the country, which has been the target of “manipulation and stigmatization”.

  3. Russia vetoes Security Council resolution condemning attempted annexation of Ukraine regions

    - UN News

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  4. Yemen: Put the people first, Guterres urges, with extended and expanded truce

    - UN News

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  5. Afghanistan: UN condemns ‘callous’ suicide attack on education centre

    - UN News

    The UN has condemned a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul which has left more than 20 dead, according to latest news reports, many of them young women who were sitting mock exams at an education centre.

  6. Ukraine: UN Secretary-General condemns Russia annexation plan

    - UN News

    Russia’s plan to annex four occupied regions in Ukraine would be an illegal move, a violation of international law, and should be condemned, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, warning of a “dangerous escalation” in the seven-month war. 

  7. Black Sea exports ramp up, bringing confidence to global commerce and food to most vulnerable

    - UN News

    Two months since the Black Sea Grain Initiative kicked into action to help release desperately needed grain and fertilizer from ports in Ukraine and Russia, confidence is returning among global distributors as exports ramp up, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.

  8. UN Special Adviser welcomes start of trial against top Rwanda genocide suspect

    - UN News

    A senior UN official has welcomed the start of the trial against an alleged leading figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, highlighting the importance of paying attention to hate speech in deterring atrocities. 

  9. Israel-Palestine: ‘Meaningful initiatives’ needed soon, to reverse current course

    - UN News

    The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Wednesday, that since the adoption in December 2016 of resolution 2334, which demands Israel stop building new settlements on Palestinian land, there’s been “little progress” implementing it.

  10. A University for the Kurds of Syria

    - Inter Press Service

    QAMISHLI, Syria, Sep 27 (IPS) - There is a main hall as well as workshops, laboratories and, of course, a cafeteria, where the half-hour break flies by amid card games and laughs. It could well be any university if it wasn't for those men armed with assault rifles at the entrance.

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