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  1. Yemen: UN mission warns of ‘devastating’ loss of life, as Guterres condemns coalition airstrikes

    - UN News

    The UN chief has condemned airstrikes launched early on Friday by the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen, that struck a detention centre in the rebel-held city of Saada, which have left at least 60 dead, and more than hundred injured.

  2. Covax, the Developing World's Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) - The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical companies and the goodwill of donor governments.

  3. Health Workers Lauded for Role in Leprosy Treatment During Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 20 (IPS) - The human rights of people affected by leprosy are central to Yohei Sasakawa’s concept of a leprosy-free world.

  4. Top UN Colombia official calls for greater implementation of historic peace accord

    - UN News

    Five years after its signing, the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia is setting down ever deeper roots, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Thursday, as he called on the Government, political parties, former combatants and Colombians across the diverse South American nation, to intensify implementation of the landmark 2016 accord ahead of Congressional elections. 

  5. Young people must have ‘a seat at the table’ in peace efforts: Guterres

    - UN News

    Although young people have been at the forefront of efforts to build and sustain peace, opportunities for them to make a meaningful contribution remain insufficient, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. 

  6. UNRWA condemns demolition of Palestinian home in East Jerusalem

    - UN News

    The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous day.  

  7. Renewables Are Cheaper Than Ever - So Why Are Household Energy Bills Only Going up?

    - Inter Press Service

    Jan 19 (IPS) - Not for the first time, global energy markets are in turmoil. Internationally traded gas prices more than quadrupled in 2021. In their wake, many energy suppliers have gone bust and household bills across Europe are set to soar. Energy prices are driving up the cost of living and inflation, but this is also a moment to realise the old saying: “never waste a good crisis”.

  8. Palestine-Israel: UN envoy highlights urgent need for reform

    - UN News

    Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday. 

  9. Key Pillars Mostly in Place to Speed up Africa's Free Trade in 2022

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) - The official start of free trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in January 2021 moved a major continental aspiration closer to reality.

  10. UN chief lauds ‘demonstrable effort to make peace’ in Ethiopia

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa. 

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