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  1. Myanmar: Rights expert calls for ‘COVID ceasefire’, urges UN action

    - UN News

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    The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Tuesday called for a “COVID ceasefire” for the country, as infections and deaths soar even as the military junta escalates attacks against healthcare workers. 

  2. Honour Killings – Religion or Culture?

    - Inter Press Service

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    ROME and AMSTERDAM, Jul 27 (IPS) - There is nothing honourable about murder. And murdering someone of your own family, your own child - a daughter, someone you held in your arms and rocked to sleep when they were babies? This is such a horrifying crime that there are no words to describe it – certainly not the word Honour. And yet it happens! It happens in Pakistan and to the shame of all of us in the diaspora, it has been brought to Italy.

  3. Latin America Sets an Example in Welcoming Displaced Venezuelans

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The exodus of more than five million Venezuelans in the last six years has led countries in the developing South, Venezuela's neighbours, to set an example with respect to welcoming and integrating displaced populations, with shared benefits for the new arrivals and the nations that receive them.

  4. Outstanding sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

    - UN News

    An ancient temple in India and a “cultural landscape” in Spain have become two of the latest sites to be registered on the UN’s prestigious World Heritage List. 

  5. Free, fair Palestinian elections, must include East Jerusalem: UN experts

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    Landmark elections in the Occupied Palestinian territory must be rescheduled soon and include East Jerusalem, three UN independent human rights experts said in a statement on Monday. 

  6. Support mangrove conservation, UNESCO chief says

    - UN News

    The world is waking up to the importance of mangroves, a senior UN official said on Monday, underscoring the need for everyone to support restoration and protection of these crucial habitats. 

  7. Farmers the ‘lifeblood of our food systems’, deputy UN chief highlights, ahead of key summit

    - UN News

    Farmers, especially women and indigenous people, work tirelessly to put food on our tables. UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed met on Saturday women producers at a farmers’ market in Circo Massimo, Rome, ahead of the Food Systems Pre-Summit taking place next week.

  8. Increased jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso spark record-breaking displacement: UNHCR

    - UN News

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    Rising violent attacks by jihadist groups in Burkina Faso are forcing record-breaking numbers of people to flee both inside the country and across international borders, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday. 

  9. Violence Casts Shadow Over South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Democratic Gains

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Jul 23 (IPS) - Twenty-seven years after South Africa’s first democratic elections, the country finds itself reflecting on the catalysts of a week of looting and destruction of property resulting in more than 200 deaths and US$ 1.3 billion in damage.

  10. Need for the Creation of a Real National Public Health System in Nepal

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jul 23 (IPS) - Following the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstall the House of Representatives and appoint-- after a prolonged and nasty legal battle-- a new Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, there is high probability that a government of national unity will be put together in Nepal.

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