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  1. UNs Education Summit: An Opportunity to Create a Bottom-Up Global Governance

    - Inter Press Service

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug 10 (IPS) - The upcoming summit on Education, part of the UN Secretary General’s ambitious agenda, can truly bring accountability and participation to the inevitably new ways education will be imparted in the future.

  2. WHO calls for optimizing brain health to benefit people and society

    - UN News

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    At some point in their life, one in three people will develop some type of neurological disorder – the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, launching its first-ever position paper on optimizing brain health across the entire life span.

  3. More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine

    - UN News

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    The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday in Geneva. 

  4. Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

    - UN News

    Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

  5. April Fool’s Inflation Medicine Threatens Progress

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 09 (IPS) - The world economy is on the brink of outright recession, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Ukraine war and sanctions have scuttled recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. ILO calls for adequate workers conditions during extreme heat in Iraq

    - UN News

    The UN labour agency, ILO, says it is becoming increasingly concerned about working conditions in Iraq, where temperatures have soared to 50 degrees Celsius in recent weeks.

  7. Sri Lanka: UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million for ‘critical’ women’s healthcare

    - UN News

    The UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, is leading efforts to protect women and girls’ rights to give birth safely and live without gender-based violence, according to a statement issued on Monday.

  8. Bringing Specialist Telemedicine to Children of Rural Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Aug 08 (IPS) - New telemedicine technology, Daktari Smart, aims to mitigate the gap between child patients and medical specialists in rural Kenya.

  9. Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

    - UN News

    One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

  10. Somalia: ‘We cannot wait for famine to be declared; we must act now’

    - UN News

    Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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