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  1. Urgent Global Call to Save 222 Million Dreams for Children Impacted by Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 22 (IPS) - It is not enough that they were robbed of their childhoods and their shattered young lives defined by bombs, bloodshed and death. Now, crisis-impacted school-aged children are falling off the academic bridge that could lead them out of the carnage.

  2. Safe in the sun? UN launches new app to help beat skin cancer

    - UN News

    Scientific evidence shows that overexposure to UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer. To help people protect themselves adequately, a consortium of UN agencies on Tuesday, launched an innovative new App that can help anyone, anywhere, determine the safe amount of time to stay outdoors, soaking up the rays. 

  3. Ocean literacy and unlocking a revolution in ocean science solutions

    - UN News

    The ocean holds the keys to an equitable and sustainable development path for all. This is the premise behind the UN Ocean Decade and it will be in the spotlight during several major international summits this year to promote ocean health, including the UN Ocean Conference, which is set to open soon in Lisbon, Portugal.

  4. Who Should Be the Next UN Climate Change Head?

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jun 20 (IPS) - Patricia Espinosa’s six years as Executive Secretary of the UN’s climate change secretariat ends on July 15th. During her time in charge, she has led efforts to operationalize the 2015 Paris Agreement and inject greater urgency into the diplomatic process. Although progress has been difficult, COP26 in Glasgow added some momentum and arguably brought the UN process to the start of its next stage: implementation.

  5. Plastic Pollution Will Kill All of Us!

    - Inter Press Service

    Seoul, Tokyo, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Jun 20 (IPS) - Have you ever watched the movie “Free Willy”? A young boy, Jesse, had an Orca whale friend named Willy. Jesse freed Willy into the wild ocean believing that it was the best decision to make for his friend. Well, that was a long time ago.

  6. ‘Surprise’ early heatwave in Europe, harbinger of things to come

    - UN News

    Sweltering conditions in Europe have come earlier than expected this year but the bad news is, they’re the shape of things to come.

  7. World has ‘gambled on fossil fuels and lost’, warns Guterres

    - UN News

    The current global economic paradigm of infinite growth based on using up a finite amount of resources, such as fossil fuels, will only deliver a “permanent triple whammy of inflation, climate chaos and conflict”, the UN chief warned on Friday.

  8. Taliban: The Return of Misogynistic Gynophobes in Afghanistan

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 17 (IPS) - Gynophobia is defined as an intense and irrational fear of women or hatred of women, it may be characterized as a form of specific phobias, which involves a fear that is centered on a specific trigger or situation, which in the case of gynophobia is women.

  9. Frankincense and Myrrh Have New Economic Resonance for Women in Kenyas Arid North

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 16 (IPS) - Clad in traditional regalia and necklaces of richly coloured beads that form magnificent patterns around their necks, an army of women from the pastoral Rendile community that resides at the heart of Marsabit, a county in Kenya’s arid north, is on a mission.

  10. Congo's Oil Ministry Accused of Greenwashing

    - Inter Press Service

    KINSHASA, Jun 16 (IPS) - Nine of the 16 oil blocks to be auctioned in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next month overlap Protected Areas, according to a review of official government maps by Greenpeace Africa.

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