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  1. COVID-19 cases drop for seventh week, but deaths fall less slowly: WHO

    - UN News

    The number of new COVID-19 cases reported to the UN health agency has declined for seven weeks in a row, in what the top official there called on Monday “the longest sequence of weekly declines during the pandemic so far”.

  2. The Real Price of Marriage in South Sudan

    - Inter Press Service

    ARLINGTON, Virginia, USA, Jun 14 (IPS) - August of this year will mark the one-year anniversary of the end of South Sudan’s civil war, yet recent surges of violence suggest that peace is far from being realized. These attacks by armed groups include instances of sexual violence against women and girls.

  3. Landmark G7 agreement pledges 870 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, half by end-2021

    - UN News

    A senior UN official welcomed on Sunday, the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations’ commitment to immediately share at least 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, supporting global access and helping to end the acute phase of the pandemic. 

  4. Counting down to Peace Day, UN chief urges: Stand up against hatred and care for planet

    - UN News

    Every year on 21 September, the United Nations invites people around the world to celebrate peace by observing 24 hours of ceasefire and non-violence. On Sunday, the UN chief kicked off the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace. 

  5. Guterres: Vaccines should be considered 'global public goods'

    - UN News

    Lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines should be considered “global public goods”, the UN chief told journalists on Friday, covering the G7 Summit of leading industrialized nations taking place in the United Kingdom.  

  6. To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics

    - Inter Press Service

    HOVE, United Kingdom, Jun 11 (IPS) - As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better defence system against infection is at the forefront of discussions.  Whilst we applaud the incredible global efforts in tackling COVID-19 and support calls for vaccines to be shared equitably across the world, we also urge G7 leaders not to abandon efforts to tackle existing epidemics such as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), HIV/AIDs, malaria, TB and polio.

  7. Preventing Hunger While Building Peace

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    BOSTON / NEW YORK, Jun 11 (IPS) - Agroecology can fight malnutrition, curb conflict AND build community self reliance and resilience–in hunger hotspots and beyondAcute hunger is expected to soar in over 20 countries in the next few months, warns a recent report on global “hunger hotspots” from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). An estimated 34 million people are “one step away from starvation”, pushed to the brink by climate shocks, conflict, and the Covid-19 pandemic.

  8. New WHO guidance aims to stamp out rights violations in mental health services

    - UN News

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    New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), published on Thursday, calls for providing mental health care that respects human rights and focuses on recovery. 

  9. Investing in Lives & Livelihoods of Indias Women Crucial to Nations Full Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 10 (IPS) - Thousands of Indians have been affected by the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Not only those suffering from the disease, but also those who care for them.

  10. Nine in 10 African nations set to miss urgent COVID vaccination goal

    - UN News

    Nine in 10 African nations look set to miss the September target of vaccinating 10 per cent of their populations against COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO), said on Thursday.  

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