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  1. Maldives General Assembly Presidency Renews Hope for Small Island Developing States

    - Inter Press Service

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jun 23 (IPS) - Earlier this month, Abdulla Shahid, the Maldives’ foreign minister, was elected President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which commences in September.

  2. Digital Media on the Frontline: Supporting the Ones who Support the Rest

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jun 22 (IPS) - For Dr Farzana Khan, a frontline worker and a second-generation immigrant from Pakistan living in California, social media helped her connect and realign herself during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Link between education and well-being never clearer, UN pushes for ‘health-promoting’ schools

    - UN News

    With school closures triggered by COVID-19 disrupting both education and access to nutritious meals, two UN agencies on Tuesday launched new measures to help improve the well-being of 1.9 billion school-aged children and adolescents around the world. 

  4. Time running out to prevent ‘worst case scenario’ arising in Afghanistan

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    With all the major indicators for Afghanistan’s security and development looking “negative or stagnant” as international troops withdraw, the threats that lie ahead cannot be overstated, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  5. ‘Invisible’ stateless people could miss out on COVID-19 jabs, UNHCR warns

    - UN News

    Millions of stateless people around the world could miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations because they lack identity papers and are essentially “invisible to the authorities”.

  6. The Importance of Being Listed: Why Politics Threaten the Protection of Children in Armed Conflict

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 22 (IPS) - Frontline workers who document and respond to violations against children have faced a particularly challenging last year, from the impact of Covid-19 on operations and child protection to the record levels of displacement worldwide to the ever-worsening threats from militaries and non-state armed groups.

  7. Boldly Finance Recovery to Build Forward Better

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (IPS) - COVID-19 has become a “developing country pandemic”, retreating from the North’s mass vaccination. With developing countries heavily handicapped, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns of a “dangerous divergence”.

  8. Canada Must Acknowledge its Problematic Bill 21

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 21 (IPS) - The June 5th attack on the Muslim family in London, Ontaria, has left many in Canada in a state of shock. A driver intentionally struck the Afzaal family while they were out for a stroll, killing four, because of their Islamic faith. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the killing, “a terrorist attack and a brazen act of violence.”

  9. Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief’s call for a ‘new social contract’ after COVID-19

    - UN News

    UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world’s most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.

  10. The Dictators Daughter or the Farmers Son?

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Peru, Jun 21 (IPS) - Peru’s first round of elections on 11 April saw voters choosing between 18 presidential candidates with no one candidate leading by an impressive margin.

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