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  1. Profound Reform or Redundancy United Nations' Quandary?

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Apr 13 (IPS) - Three recent developments bring about again the reasoning on the dire need to immediately reform the United Nations (UN) and avoid its predictable slide to redundancy.

  2. Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

    - UN News

    Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preserving our shared heritage “in all its diversity”, said the UN cultural agency chief on Tuesday.  

  3. Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

    - UN News

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    The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities in both countries. 

  4. Rights experts sound alarm over Uganda ‘brutal’ election crackdown 

    - UN News

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    UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday condemned the killing of more than 50 people by “brutal policing methods”, linked to disputed national elections held in January.  

  5. Review ‘disproportionate and unwarranted’ measures, rights experts urge Cambodia

    - UN News

    United Nations independent human rights experts on Monday called for the review of new legal and administrative measures adopted by the Government of Cambodia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which they said appear to be “disproportionate and unwarranted”. 

  6. COVID complicates efforts to shut down drug traffickers, boost development

    - UN News

    The growing complexities of the world drug problem are hampering efforts to achieve sustainable development by the end of the decade: a situation which the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Monday. 

  7. ‘Reasonable grounds’ to believe Syrian military helicopter deployed chemical weapon: OPCW

    - UN News

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    A report released on Monday by the body dedicated to freeing the world of chemical weapons, concludes that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that a Syrian military helicopter carried out a chemical attack on the town of Saraqib, in 2018.

  8. UK armed forces bill would limit war crimes accountability: UN rights chief

    - UN News

    Legislation under consideration in the UK regarding armed forces personnel could limit accountability for war crimes if it is passed in its current form, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.

  9. The more you learn, the more you earn: education and poverty alleviation in Thailand

    - UN News

    A good education is often seen as a route out of poverty, but many disadvantaged children are unable to finish school. In Thailand, a project involving the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, is linking academic achievement to cash rewards, providing tangible benefits to marginalized families, and helping kids to stay in school.

  10. Palestinians are Suffering from Hunger, Poverty, Conflict & a Global Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - The Trump administration’s decision to cut off assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) caused considerable hardship for Palestinian refugees during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly those in Gaza where a majority of the population are refugees and poverty is rampant due to Israel’s blockade, Khaled Elgindy, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute (MEI)told IPS.

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