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  1. School Meals Coalition Hopes to Provide a Meal to Every Child

    - Inter Press Service

    United Nations, Nov 26 (IPS) - Meals at schools not only give each child a nutritious meal but increase enrolments, among other benefits.

  2. Gender, Education and Drop Outs

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - While COVID 19 is keeping the world and news media in its constant grip and national politics often come to the forefront, it might be easy to forget urgent and nevertheless related matters. One is how global education has suffered and how children and youngsters have been forced to cope with a different reality. This aspect like so many other of human existence is gendered and while addressing education it is relevant to talk about changing gender roles as well.

  3. Colombia’s peace process is taking ‘deep roots’, but all sides must work together to overcome lingering challenges

    - UN News

    The signing of the Final Peace Agreement five years ago generated hope and inspiration in Colombia and throughout the international community, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday that the achievements are undeniable, and the country’s people should be proud.

  4. Libya at ‘delicate and critical juncture’ ahead of landmark elections: UN envoy

    - UN News

    With one month left until elections in Libya, it is important that the international community remains united in support of the process, UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš told the Security Council on Wednesday. 

  5. Feminism Weaponized Against Trans People

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK / KAMPALA, Nov 24 (IPS) - There is a resurgence of anti-trans sentiment right now. It’s not only Dave Chapelle’s toxic rants in his most recent Netflix special: we see it across social, political and cultural arenas including in JK Rowling's ongoing embrace of trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs); the introduction of bills designed to harm trans kids in the US; Uganda's Sexual Offenses bill, which violates international human rights; and “gender-critical” academics like Kathleen Stock profiting from their inflammatory rhetoric.

  6. UN chief sees firsthand the progress and challenges five years after Colombia’s historic peace deal

    - UN News

    In Colombia to mark the fifth anniversary of the peace accord between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC-EP, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday visited a small mountainside village he described as a “laboratory of peace”, where former combatants and civilians are working and living side-by-side.

  7. Yet Another Scourge: A Third of All Women are Subjected to Violence

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 23 (IPS) - Thirty percent of women and girls suffered physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner. And more than 70 percent of all sold, bought and enslaved victims of human smuggling and trafficking are women and girls -- three out of four of them are sexually exploited.

  8. Importance of sound, inclusive elections in Iraq ‘cannot be overstated’

    - UN News

    Following “hard-earned” parliamentary elections on 10 October, Iraqis of all political stripes must exercise restraint, eschew violence and await the outcome’s final certification by the Federal Supreme Court, the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

  9. Climate Change with 8 Billion Humans

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Nov 23 (IPS) - With world population approaching 8 billion humans, the demographic growth of nations is unfortunately largely ignored by governments whenever climate change is considered.

  10. Yemen recovery possible if war stops now: UNDP report

    - UN News

    War-torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world, but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report published on Tuesday. 

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