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  1. Three Truths to Address Sexual Exploitation, Abuse & Harassment in the UN

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Nov 15 (IPS) - The U.S. Government has recently published 'Engagement Principles' on Protection from Sexual Exploitation Abuse & Sexual Harassment within International Organizations', and while any involvement from Member States is to be encouraged, these principles do not address the fundamental need for either deterrence or for accountability.

  2. WHO urges immediate skin to skin contact for babies born prematurely

    - UN News

    Premature babies should be given skin to skin contact immediately after birth to improve their survival and health outcomes, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, in new guidelines published on Tuesday. 

  3. Updated family planning guide promotes empowerment, health and wellbeing – WHO

    - UN News

    Wider access to self-administered contraceptives and the use of digital technologies by providers are just two of the tangible measures outlined in the latest edition of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance on family planning. 

  4. In Praise of Toilets

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 14 (IPS) - For those who have it, a toilet is that ‘thing’ in the bathroom, next to the bidet, the hand-washing sink with hot and cold water faucets, and the bathtub.

  5. Global disparity in access to essential vaccines, says WHO report

    - UN News

    Limited supply and unequal vaccine distribution means that lower-income countries consistently struggle to access essential inoculations in demand by wealthier countries, according to the latest Global Vaccine Market Reportreleased on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  6. Progress on Tuberculosis Can Be Achieved in Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 08 (IPS) - The news in many parts of the world is that tuberculosis (TB) is reclaiming the title of the world’s most deadly infection, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to kill an estimated 1,450 people daily around the world. But this is not news to African countries, which are home to one third of the people globally who die from TB, even though they have less than one fifth of the world’s population.

  7. Younger Generation Needed in Efforts to Change the Leprosy Perceptions, Says Miss World Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Nov 08 (IPS) - Deep-rooted discrimination against persons affected by leprosy or Hansen’s disease has marginalized individuals and communities. As social pariahs, opportunities to pursue their dreams are limited because, at best, they live at the periphery of society and, more often than not, are ostracized.

  8. UN Needs a Sea Change in its Handling of Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Nov 08 (IPS) - Calling it “so disappointing and disheartening” in social media on 17 October, Dr. Rosie James, a British medical expert, announced that “I was sexually assaulted by a World Health Organization (WHO) staff tonight at the World Health Summit.”

  9. Lessons from Rome. Weaving Peace Is a Polyphonic Dialogue

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Nov 07 (IPS) - Arms are raised, stretched out towards the sky, holding white cards with the word "peace" written in different languages. A girl, a refugee from Syria, reads the Rome’s "Appeal for peace": "With firm conviction, we say: no more war! Let's stop all conflicts […] Let dialogue be resumed to nullify the threat of nuclear weapons.” Pope Francis singed it in front of the people gathered at the Colosseum, holding the word “peace” in their hands, as representatives of the world’s religions did as well. Shortly before, members of those different religions gathered for prayer to invoke peace in their different traditions—a prayer that is “a cry” inside the ancient amphitheater.

  10. Biodiversity COP 15: Its Time to Decide on a Future

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTREAL, Canada, Nov 04 (IPS) - It is no secret that humankind’s past actions have accelerated the deterioration of ecosystems, negatively impacting our economies, societies, health, and cultures. It is estimated that humans have altered over 97% of ecosystems worldwide, to date. One million species are currently threatened with extinction (IPBES).

    The writing on the wall is clear. Our planet is in crisis.

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