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  1. Towards a More Democratic & Inclusive UN this International Day of Multilateralism

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN/COLOGNE/NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) - One of the most recently established international UN days is the day of multilateralism and diplomacy for peace. First observed on 24 April 2019 to promote UN values and to reaffirm the faith of people in the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, the relevance and the irony of this day is obvious.

  2. Press Freedom under Lockdown Across Two-Thirds of the Globe

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Apr 22 (IPS) - Independent journalism is facing a growing crackdown one year into the COVID-19 pandemic as governments around the world restrict access to information and muzzle critical reporting, media and rights watchdogs have warned.

  3. Climate change link to displacement of most vulnerable is clear: UNHCR

    - UN News

    Weather-related crises have triggered more than twice as much displacement as conflict and violence in the last decade, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday.

  4. ‘Careers have no gender’, connect girls to tech, for a brighter future UN urges

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Despite information and communication technology playing such a key role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said that half the world remains offline, in his message marking International Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday – most of whom are women and girls in developing countries. 

  5. Disability in Goma. The Power of Staying Together Against Covid-19, War, and Stigma

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Apr 22 (IPS) - Sylvain Kakule Kadjibwami lost the use of his legs during one of those ambushes that bloodlessly bleed North Kivu. “When I was shot, I thought it was the end of my life, but when I shared it with other disabled people, I discovered that life is still possible,” he said. Now it is Covid-19 that risks destroying the dreams of Sylvain, a small trader from Goma, a city whose roads are volcanic rock-ridden screes where pick-ups trudge. Those who walk face the risk of falling at every step. However, for those who cannot, the same roads can become traps where it is not only war that kills but also a stigma fostering misery and disease.

  6. New Iraqi law ‘major step’ in assisting ISIL’s female victims but more must be done

    - UN News

    A new law in Iraq provides a measure of comfort for women and girls who have survived atrocities of ISIL terrorist fighters, but more must be done, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday. 

  7. Russia: Rights experts call for immediate medical evacuation of Alexei Navalny

    - UN News

    Experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council called on Wednesday for the urgent medical evacuation of detained Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, fearing he is in “serious danger” due to deteriorating health and harsh prison conditions. 

  8. UN rights chief welcomes verdict in George Floyd murder case

    - UN News

    The guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd murder trial has been welcomed by the UN human rights chief, who said on Wednesday that “any other result would have been a travesty of justice”. 

  9. USA: Shackling of aged and infirmed inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal, ‘deplorable’ say UN rights experts

    - UN News

    A group of UN human rights experts expressed serious concerns on Tuesday over the treatment and wellbeing of an African American prisoner who has been reportedly shackled to his hospital bed, and denied visits from his family, or access to lawyers.    

  10. UNICEF reports sharp rise in migrant children in Mexico

    - UN News

    The number of migrant children reported in Mexico has increased sharply, jumping from 380 to nearly 3,500 since the beginning of the year: a nine-fold rise, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported on Tuesday. 

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