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  1. In Security Council, Secretary-General calls for immediate end to Israeli-Palestine violence

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    The current “senseless” cycle of violence in the Middle East must end now, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in remarks to a Security Council meeting held on Sunday morning in response to the crisis.

  2. First Person: Gardening is ‘political’ says Irish celebrity horticulturist

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    For Diarmuid Gavin, a renowned Irish gardener and TV personality, horticulture has to a role to play in all contemporary affairs, from the Black Lives Matter Movement to the ongoing pandemic, because “everything is connected, and everything is political”.

  3. Children bearing brunt of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians: UNICEF

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    More than 40 children have been killed in the current crisis in the Middle East, a senior official with the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Saturday.

  4. UN Human Rights chief appeals for de-escalation in Israel-Palestine crisis

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    Amid increasing bloodshed and volatility in Gaza and Israel, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Saturday appealed for a de-escalation in tensions and urged all sides to respect international law.

  5. Tanzania helpline calls time on child marriage and abuse

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    Child marriage continues to affect many young girls across Tanzania, in East Africa, but now a series of interventions supported by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are allowing children to get the support they need to avoid unwanted and potentially damaging relationships.

  6. ‘Stand up against hate’ towards LGBTI people, UN human rights chief urges

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    Humiliation and intolerance remain “a stark reality” for many gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, the UN human rights chief has said, in her message for the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. 

  7. COVID-19: Wealthy nations urged to delay youth vaccines, donate to solidarity scheme

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    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday appealed for wealthier countries to delay vaccinating younger people against COVID-19 and instead donate doses to the COVAX global vaccine solidarity initiative. 

  8. Civilian casualties climb, as UN chief calls on all parties to 'immediately cease' fighting in Gaza and Israel

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    The UN Secretary-General on Friday issued an urgent appeal for all parties involved in this week's escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian enclave of Gaza, and Israel, to "immediately cease the fighting", or risk creating an "uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis". 

  9. Rights experts call for probe into violent crackdown on Colombia protests

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    Independent human rights experts appointed by the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) have called for the Colombian Government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the violent crackdown on recent peaceful protests in the country. 

  10. US Casts 45 Vetoes and CountingWhile Protecting a Client State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.

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