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  1. 1,000 DaysAfghan Girls' Voices Campaign Enters Second Phase

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jun 13 (IPS) - The global community is marking a tragic milestone for human rights, children's rights, and girls' rights, as it has been 1,000 days since girls were banned from attending secondary school in Afghanistan. The ban has wiped out decades’ worth of education and development gains, as approximately 80 percent of school-aged Afghan girls and young women are out of school.

  2. UN, World Leaders Ramp Up Plans for Gaza Ceasefire and Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - This week has seen noteworthy steps from the international community to put an end to the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip since the start of the hostilities between Hamas and Israel.

  3. African Activists Call on the West to Finance Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Jun 13 (IPS) - As the technical session of the global climate negotiations enters the final stretch in Bonn, Germany, climate activists from Africa have expressed fears that negotiators from the developed world are dragging their feet in a way to avoid paying their fair share to tackle the climate crisis.

  4. Stories from the UN Archive: Nigerian Nobel Laureate condemns online hate

    - UN News

    This #ThrowbackThursday, when the world celebrates the Day of Living Together in Peacewe are looking back at how Nobel Laureate for Literature, Wole Soyinka, wielded powerful words to clobber online hate speech, call out religious extremism and refute the notion that human rights are imposed by the West.

  5. Pakistan’s Dirty, Open Secret—Manual Scavenging

    - Inter Press Service

    KARACHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - A dark head emerges, followed by the torso. The balding man heaves himself up, hands on the sides of the manhole, as he is helped by two men. Gasping for breath, the man, who seems to be in his late 40s, sits on the edge, wearing just a pair of dark pants, the same color as the putrid swirling water he comes out from.

  6. COSP17: Tunisian change maker invents a sustainable vehicle

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Khadija Jallouli, a young Tunisian entrepreneur with a disability, called for redoubling international efforts aimed at integrating people with disabilities and involving them in decisions related to finding solutions to the challenges they face.

  7. Worldwide levels of forced displacement hit new high: UNHCR

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    This year and last have seen historically high levels of forced displacement worldwide according to the UN refugee agency’s (UNHCR) 2024 flagship Global Trends Report published on Thursday.

  8. Life in DPR Korea still ‘daily struggle devoid of hope’ warns human rights chief

    - UN News

    The international community must continue to pay close attention to the troubling human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and find ways to revive dialogue with the Government, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday.

  9. Gaza: Hamas, Israel committed war crimes, claims independent rights probe

    - UN News

    Palestinian armed groups and Israeli authorities have both committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the attack on 7 October and the subsequent military operations, according to a new report by a UN independent human rights body.

  10. Power of Acknowledging White Privilege in Addressing Racism Within United Nations

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jun 12 (IPS) - As we commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre this monthorganizations and communities should focus on white privilege as it is a critical but often overlooked component of effective racial justice change processes. White privilege, rooted in European-led colonizationprovides unearned advantages to white individuals, often unnoticed due to their perception as universal experiences.

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