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  1. The UNs Own Relevance Is at Stake at This Years General Assembly

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 07 (IPS) - This September, world leaders and public policy advocates from around the world will descend on New York for the UN General Assembly. Alongside conversations on peace and security, global development and climate change, progress – or the lack of it – on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is expected to take centre-stage.

    A major SDG Summit will be held on 18 and 19 September. The UN hopes that it will serve as a ‘rallying cry to recharge momentum for world leaders to come together to reflect on where we stand and resolve to do more’. But are the world’s leaders in a mood to uphold the UN’s purpose, and can the UN’s leadership rise to the occasion by resolutely addressing destructive behaviours?

  2. ‘Act together’ for clean air, Guterres urges

    - UN News

    Marking the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a powerful call for increased international cooperation to address the “global emergency” of worsening air pollution.

  3. 'Climate breakdown' alert as air quality dips during heatwaves: UN chief

    - UN News

    Amplified by wildfires and desert dust fanned by climate change, more frequent heatwaves are leading to a sharp drop in air quality and human health, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a new report on Wednesday.

  4. Yemen: Alarming surge in measles and rubella cases, reports WHO

    - UN News

    The UN World Health Organization (WHO) issued a stark warning on Thursday over rising cases of measles and rubella among children in Yemen, as a vaccination campaign there faces cutbacks due to insufficient funding.

  5. Refusal to waive IP rights for COVID-19 vaccines violates human rights: Experts

    - UN News

    UN rights experts called on States in the global North on Thursday to forgo intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments in the name of human rights.

  6. With COVID-19 ‘here to stay’, new tools essential to continue fight: Tedros

    - UN News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced an expanded partnership to improve access to COVID-19 technology, knowledge and clinical data, stressing the fight against the virus must continue.

  7. More than two million children displaced by Sudan war: UNICEF

    - UN News

    The conflict in Sudan has uprooted more than two million children – an average of more than 700 newly displaced every hour, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thursday.

  8. International Systems Are Key for Ethiopia's Security and Development Amidst Renewed War

    - Inter Press Service

    ADDIS ABABA, Aug 23 (IPS) - Less than a year since warring parties in Ethiopia signed a peace agreementthe country is on the brink of renewed bloodshed following escalating hostilities between government forces and the Fano militia in the Amhara region.

  9. Vaccine Equality Is as Vital for Livestock as for People

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Spain, Aug 22 (IPS) -El Castellar - For 33-year-old mother-of-seven and poultry farmer Helena Kindole in Chanya village in Tanzania, one of the main barriers to growing her chicken business is a lack of access to health services. But not for herself or her family – for her animals.

  10. UNFPA reveals winners of AccessAbility innovation challenge

    - UN News

    Four organizations working with young people with disabilities are the winners of the first AccessAbility innovation challenge held by the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA.

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