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  1. Four children killed on their way to school in northwest Syria

    - UN News

    Four children – three boys and a girl - were killed on Monday morning while travelling to school in northwest Syria, along with a teacher, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

  2. ‘Overzealous’ security services undermining South Sudan peace: rights experts

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    State security forces in South Sudan have been responsible for imposing new and potentially arbitrary restrictions against the country’s most prominent civil society leaders, issuing “credible” death threats that have undermined peace efforts, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday. 

  3. Forests & Climate: We Need to do Much, Much More

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW JERSEY, USA, Oct 20 (IPS) - Governments agree that saving the climate means saving forests – but ambition and action fall short of what’s required.

    First the good news: one of the forest goals agreed by governments, businesses and civil society organizations has been met.

  4. Myanmar: Three million in urgent need of life-saving assistance, protection

    - UN News

    The UN Country Team in Myanmar remains “deeply concerned over the humanitarian impact” of the country’s ongoing crises stemming largely from the military coup in February, the UN Spokesperson said on Tuesday.  

  5. Build consensus or face ‘increasingly desperate reality’, warns Middle East envoy

    - UN News

    Political stagnation is “fuelling tensions, instability and a deepening sense of hopelessness”, the top UN official working towards peace in the Middle East warned the Security Council on Tuesday.  

  6. Yemen war reaches ‘shameful milestone’ - 10,000 children now killed or maimed

    - UN News

    Another “shameful milestone” has been reached in the conflict in Yemen with 10,000 children killed or maimed since fighting started in March 2015, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. 

  7. Guess Who’s Behind Paralysis on COVID19 in the UN Committee on World Food Security

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME, Oct 19 (IPS) - ‘COVID 19 has multiplied hunger and malnutrition challenges. We need transformative action!’ The first speaker at the UN Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) 49th Plenary Session, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, turned the spotlight on the disastrous impacts of the pandemic that have afflicted communities around the world for close to two years.

  8. For the South, all Roads in Global Economic Governance Lead to Inequality & Vulnerability

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 19 (IPS) - Last week’s annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and G20 finance ministers illustrated that despite a historic debt crisis sweeping across developing countries and their urgent need for external financing for health and economic recovery, global economic institutions governed by rich countries do not possess the political will to deliver meaningful solutions. The inadequacy of the G20’s debt relief framework, which has failed to restructure sovereign debt since its inception, stands without change or any fresh effort to mobilize private sector participation in debt relief.

  9. Inflation Bogey Blocking Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (IPS) - The bogey of inflation has been revived. Dubious pre-pandemic economic progress, fiscal constraints and vaccine apartheid were bad enough. Now, ostensibly anti-inflationary measures also threaten recovery and sustainable development.

  10. UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ at reported air strikes on Tigray capital

    - UN News

    The United Nations has received alarming reports of aerial attacks in the residential areas of Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, on Monday morning local time.  

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