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  1. 20 Million More People Face Food Crises, As Acute Hunger Rates Rise to a 5-Year High

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 06 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic, protracted conflicts and climate change have created an untenable situation for the most vulnerable, with 155 million people across 55 territories suffering from severe food insecurity, sending acute hunger figures to a 5-year high.

  2. Former LRA leader, ex-child soldier, sentenced to 25 years in prison

    - UN News

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    A former leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda, who himself had been abducted by the rebel group as a child, was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday. 

  3. Nearly 8 years on, ‘gaps, inconsistencies, discrepancies’ remain over Syria chemical weapons declaration

    - UN News

    The Security Council heard new evidence in longstanding international efforts to eradicate Syria’s chemical weapons programme on Thursday, including the results of an investigation into the possible of use of chlorine gas in the city of Saraqib in 2018, as the UN’s top disarmament official provided her regular briefing to ambassadors.

  4. UN chief pledges to keep ‘memories alive’ of those who died in service during 2020

    - UN News

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    The United Nations paused on Thursday to honour 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020: the highest number ever in a single year. 

  5. High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements Significantly Reduce ICU Admissions & COVID-19 Deaths

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW JERSEY, USA, May 06 (IPS) - There is considerable evidence that vitamin D reduces the risk and severity of COVID-19 (Mercola 2020 ; Wimalawansa, 2020). More than 50 clinical studies have published confirming that high doses of vitamin D administered early in persons with COVID-19 significantly reduce complications and the need for ICU admissions.

  6. Coping with the USA-China Conflict Strategic Procrastination

    - Inter Press Service

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, May 05 (IPS) - For several years, a fast growing and assertive China has been challenging the USA’s global dominance.  China’s GDP, takinginto account differences in purchasing power, is now greater than that of the USA; its military spending has been expanding rapidly and exceeds by wide margins that of other countries except the USA with which it is catching up; it is the manufacturing power house of the world; it is quickly moving up the technological ladder; and it is the key trading partner for an increasing number of countries.  All this is creating tensions with the USA and its key allies.

  7. Myanmar: Attacks on healthcare jeopardizing COVID-19 response, UN team says

    - UN News

    There have been at least 158 reported attacks on medical personnel and facilities in Myanmar, with more than 139 doctors arrested and charged since the military coup in February, endangering not only vital health services but also the COVID-19 response, the UN Country Team (UNCT) there said on Wednesday.

  8. Youth Voice and Action Critical to Reforming the Worlds Food Systems

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 05 (IPS) - Global youth advocates have been told that they play a crucial role in ensuring that the world produces and consumes food with greater attention to nutrition, food security, equality and sustainability.

    As the United Nations prepares to host the inaugural Global Food Systems Summit in September, the organisation is hosting a series of dialogues to correct flaws in the way food is grown, processed, packaged and marketed, hoping to tackle growing world hunger, water scarcity and climate change.

  9. UN Women Launches New Programme to Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 03 (IPS) - The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea of when they can return.

  10. Is Press Freedom Incompatible with Gender Empowerment?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - In the contemporary world of journalism, female reporters face a double jeopardy: they are increasingly targeted both as journalists and as women-- particularly in repressive regimes and misogynistic societies.

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