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  1. Urgent Need to Enact Proposed Law to Secure Sexual and Reproductive Health in East Africa Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jun 27 (IPS) - The Ministry of Health in Kenya recently reported that about 700 teenage girls got pregnant daily over a two-month period, in this year alone. What is more is that during this period, 98 adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19 contracted HIV every week in this time period

  2. Healthy Planet Needs Ocean Action from Asian and Pacific Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 27 (IPS) - As the Second Global Ocean Conference opens today in Lisbongovernments in Asia and the Pacific must seize the opportunity to enhance cooperation and solidarity to address a host of challenges that endanger what is a lifeline for millions of people in the region.

  3. Inclusive cities critical to post-pandemic recovery: Guterres

    - UN News

    A UN conference on transforming the world's urban areas is underway in Poland this week, which will include a dialogue on urban crisis recovery and reconstruction, centered on neighbouring Ukraine.

  4. When it Comes to Gender Equality, Our Best is Not Good Enough: says Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 27 (IPS) - The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted lives all over the world. According to this reportgender is emerging as a significant factor in the social, economic and health effects of Covid-19. Women have been hit much harder socially and economically than men. The greatest and most persistent gender gap was seen in employment and uncompensated labour, with 26% of women reporting loss of work compared with 20% of men globally in September 2021.

  5. Exploring the largest ocean reef restoration project in the Americas: ‘One Million Corals for Colombia’

    - UN News

    The marine treasures of Colombia are often overlooked, as the country is known more for its mountains and the colourful towns that dot its coffee region. But just below the waves, a vibrant undersea world with over a thousand square kilometres of coral reef awaits those who take the plunge.

  6. First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money

    - UN News

    Sargassum seaweed has blighted many of the beaches on Barbados for several years. Joshua Forte, a local entrepreneur, is convinced that it can be turned into a valuable commodity, and turned into highly effective, organic compost.

  7. Seafarers' Day honours maritime journeys and voyages

    - UN News

    The United Nations has underlined its support for the men and women working at sea, whose immeasurable contributions help to keep global trade moving.

  8. Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in Indonesia

    - Inter Press Service

    CIWIDEY, West Java, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) - It appears to be business as usual at the Al-Ittifaq pesantrenthe local term for an Islamic boarding school. Yadi and Rezki, both 18, join the subuhpre-dawn prayer, in the local mosque. After a session of religious meditation, along with other santrisor students, the two study science in a pre-dawn class for about 30 minutes.

  9. Centering Gender in the Next Biodiversity Agenda: A Long Way to Montreal

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 24 (IPS) - “I often hear, ‘What do women have to do with biodiversity?' And I want to ask them back, 'What do men have to do (with biodiversity)?’,” says Mrinalini Rai, a prominent gender equality rights advocate at the 4th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which started this week in Nairobi.

  10. Digital Technology Buoys Indonesian Catfish Farmers

    - Inter Press Service

    INDRAMAYU, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) - For years Indramayu has been known as one of Indonesia’s rice centres. The district in West Java is the country’s number one rice producer, generating 1.3 million tons of husked rice in 2021, according to Indonesia’s Centre of Statistics (BPS). The country’s total rice production was 54 million tons.

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