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  1. As the Pandemic Devastates the Poor, the World's 10 Richest Have Multiplied their Wealth into Trillions

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (IPS) - The numbers are unbelievably staggering: the world’s 10 richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion —at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day, according to a new study from Oxfam International.

  2. UN in Geneva celebrates 6 decades supporting impartial TV news

    - UN News

    The UN Office in Geneva is celebrating a 60-year collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union of public-service broadcasters, which has helped transparent, fair and impartial television news to be seen around the world.

  3. On Nuclear Weapons, Actions Belie Reassuring Words

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 13 (IPS) - On Jan. 3, the leaders of the five nuclear-armed members of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) issued a rare joint statement on preventing nuclear war in which they affirmed, for the first time, the 1985 Reagan-Gorbachev maxim that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”

  4. Covid-19 Disrupts UN & Threatens Potential Cash Crisis in World Body

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) - The 22-month-old coronavirus pandemic – which has claimed over 5.4 million lives worldwide, devastated economies and reduced an additional 100 million people to poverty—has also disrupted the work of a partially locked-down United Nations triggering a potential cash crisis in the world body.

  5. UN marks anniversary of devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake

    - UN News

    On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, leaving its capital Port-au-Prince devastated. About 220,000 people were reportedly killed, among them, 102 United Nations staff who lost their lives when the building housing the mission there, known as MINUSTAH, collapsed.

  6. The Straw that Broke Kazakhstan's Back

    - Inter Press Service

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Jan 12 (IPS) - The most violent protests of the past 30 years have erupted across Kazakhstan — exposing decades of inequality, injustice, and corruption. The protests of an unprecedented scale have rocked cities across Kazakhstan for days, as the population grew increasingly dissatisfied with the country’s leadership.

  7. Mohammed’s leadership key to ‘keeping the SDGs alive’: UN chief

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will continue in her role for another five years, the UN chief formally announced on Monday, praising her effective leadership so far in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and protecting the Paris Agreement for climate action.

  8. First Person: Discovering the reality of life in Iraq

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    UN Public Information Officer Brenden Varma recently returned from a six-month stint in Iraq, where he helped to promote participation in national elections. His experience opened his eyes to the complexities of life in the country.

  9. Interview: Time to rethink tourism, an economic lifeline for millions

    - UN News

    Hopes that the tourism industry would rebound from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been dented by the wildfire spread of the Omicron variant. In an exclusive interview with UN News, Zoritsa Urosevic, Executive Director of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), called for new ideas to restart the sector.

  10. UN chief ‘encouraged’ by first joint statement from key nuclear armed States

    - UN News

    The Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed a joint statement issued on Monday by five nuclear armed States on the prevention of nuclear war and the avoidance of the arms race. 

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