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  1. Afghanistan: Attack on UN mission draws global condemnation

    - UN News

    The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned an attack in its main compound in the western Afghan province of Herat on Friday that left an Afghan police guard dead and other officers injured.  

  2. Mercenaries ‘impede’ peace, must leave Libya to allow elections

    - UN News

    The continued recruitment and presence of mercenaries in Libya is impeding “progress in the peace process” and an obstacle to upcoming elections, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday, calling for their “long overdue” departure.  

  3. What Public Health Officials Can Learn from a New Long COVID Survey

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Jul 30 (IPS) - A new survey on public awareness of long COVID by ‘Resolve to Save Lives” showed that among the 40% of Americans who were not vaccinated, seeing testimonials of those who suffer from long COVID inspired nearly two-thirds to consider the vaccine. A representative sample of nearly 2,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey between May 21 and June 10, 2021.

  4. 100,000 children in Tigray at risk of death from malnutrition: UNICEF

    - UN News

    More than 100,000 children in Tigray, Ethiopia, could suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in the next 12 months, a tenfold jump over average annual levels, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. 

  5. Are UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the Doldrums Due to the Corona Virus?

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Belgium / JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jul 30 (IPS) - A short answer to this question is yes, but it is obvious and predictable failure was visible for some time. This debate started before 2015, the year in which the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) were adopted as successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed in 2000. The 8 MDGs were expanded to 17 massive goals and 169 targets.

  6. Human trafficking: UN chief calls for action as COVID leaves ‘many millions’ more vulnerable

    - UN News

    UN Secretary General António Guterres on Thursday urged States to take action against human trafficking, where a third of all victims are children.

  7. Water Scarcity: Coming Soon

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 29 (IPS) - In 1995, a highly-respected water expert in South Africa, Bill Pitmanin very concise terms illustrated that the country, already battling a growing lack of water then, would likely run out in 25 years if it did not increase its supply.

  8. Gaza: Humanitarian response underway, but political solutions still needed

    - UN News

    Although the international community is providing urgent assistance to Gaza in the wake of the most recent round of hostilities, a political solution is still needed to end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, a senior UN official in the region said on Wednesday. 

  9. Water Poverty: The Political Connection

    - Inter Press Service

    LISBON, Portugal, Jul 28 (IPS) - The water we drink and the air we breathe are the basis of life. With universal access to clean water and sanitation, we will be healthier, our economies will be stronger, gender equality will be more achievable, and more children will stay in school.

  10. Child Rights Experts Warn that Displaced Children and Young People Risk Being Wiped Out of the Education System

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, KENYA, Jul 27 (IPS) - The difficulties in accessing education faced by children and young people forcibly displaced from their homes were today laid bare in a virtual high-level roundtable convened by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UK and Canada.

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