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  1. Civilian casualties rise, despite progress in eliminating cluster bombs

    - UN News

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    Casualties caused by lethal cluster munitions continued to increase in 2020, despite progress in efforts to eliminate these weapons, a UN-backed civil society report said on Wednesday. 

  2. 76th General Assembly get underway at UN Headquarters in New York

    - UN News

    The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be the most challenging period the world has seen since the Second World War, said the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday – as the 75th session of the General Assembly gave way to the new – deepening inequalities, decimating economies and plunging millions into extreme poverty. 

  3. After 10 years of war in Syria, siege tactics still threaten civilians

    - UN News

    The future for Syria’s people is “increasingly bleak”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday, highlighting escalating conflict in several areas of the war-ravaged country, a return to siege tactics and popular demonstrations linked to the plummeting economy.

  4. UN mission responding to evolving needs in Sudan transition process

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    Despite setbacks and challenges, Sudan continues its transition towards democracy, the head of the UN special political mission in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

  5. Only 2% of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Africa

    - UN News

    More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday. 

  6. Southeast Asian Farmers Adapt, Insure against Growing Climate Risks

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 14 (IPS) - As incidents of drought and extreme rainfall increase, farmers in Southeast Asia are partnering with experts to develop targeted weather forecasts to work around the threats and, when adaptation becomes too costly, buy specially designed insurance to protect their livelihoods.

  7. First humanitarian flight to Kabul marks 'turning point' in crisis: WFP

    - UN News

    The return of humanitarian flights to Kabul since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is a turning point in the crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. 

  8. From K-Pop heroes to net zero: 5 things to look out for at UNGA 76

    - UN News

    The 76th session of the UN General Assembly is due to begin on 14 September, and it will be very different from 2020’s fully virtual gathering. UNGA 76 will still be overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that won’t stop leaders (some of them in the Assembly Hall) from addressing urgent global challenges. Here are five things you should know about 2021’s “hybrid” event.

  9. Most agricultural funding distorts prices, harms environment: UN report

    - UN News

    Around 87% of the $540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful to nature and health.  

  10. As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Sep 14 (IPS) - Last weekend, U.S. corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of the USA in causing vast carnage and misery due to the so-called War on Terror. But millions of Americans fervently oppose the military-industrial complex and its extremely immoral nonstop warfare.

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