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  1. India train disaster: UN chief deeply saddened by loss of life

    - UN News

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    The UN Secretary-General has expressed his deep sadness over the loss of life and injuries sustained during India’s worst rail disaster this century, when three trains collided in the eastern state of Odisha on Friday.

  2. Hopes for Renewal Dashed in Turkey

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jun 01 (IPS) - Turkey’s election hasn’t produced the change many thought was on the cards. Now women’s groups, LGBTQI+ people and independent journalists are among those fearing the worse.

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has led the country for two decades, first as prime minister and then as president, prevailed in the 28 May runoff poll, taking around 52.2 per cent of the vote, with his opponent, Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu, on 47.8 per cent.

  3. US Ban on Smoking Undermined by Tobacco Industry

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 01 (IPS) - The US has some of the strictest laws against smoking in public, including a 1997 executive order which bans smoking in all government federal buildings.

    But still, the tobacco industry and its allies do not rest, says Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Director of the Washington-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

  4. Peru's Agro-Export Boom Has not Boosted Human Development

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, May 31 (IPS) - Peru’s agro-export industry is growing steadily and reached record levels in 2022. But this has not had a favorable impact on human development in this South American country, where high levels of inequality, poverty, childhood anemia and malnutrition persist, as well as complaints about the poor quality of employment in the sector.

  5. Oversight’s key to ensure sustainability in outer space: Guterres

    - UN News

    Effective governance of outer space is necessary to propel innovation and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a new policy brief published on Wednesday.

  6. UN commends Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, as final judgement is delivered

    - UN News

    The UN chief on Wednesday commended the work of the judges and staff of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), as its final judgement was deliveredincreasing the prison sentences on appeal of two former top Serbian security officials.

  7. Uganda: Guterres voices deep concern as Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law

    - UN News

    UN chief António Guterres is “deeply concerned” after Uganda’s president signed into law a punitive so-called “Anti-Homosexuality Act”, the UN Spokesperson said in a statement released late on Tuesday.

  8. UN chief strongly condemns DPRK spy satellite launch

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the latest satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), his spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday.

  9. Economic woes dash job prospects in low income countries: ILO

    - UN News

    Soaring debt levels compounded by high inflation and rising interest rates have dashed job-seekers’ hopes in developing countries, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Wednesday.

  10. IAEA chief outlines five principles to avert nuclear ‘catastrophe’ in Ukraine

    - UN News

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to unambiguously support five principles aimed at preventing a nuclear accident amid the war in Ukraine, now in its 15th month.

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