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  1. UN deputy chief reminds Taliban: Islam does not ban women from education

    - UN News

    The UN must present “a united front” in the fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said after returning from a two-week country visit spanning several continents. 

  2. Sudan: Progress in Darfur militia leader trial, but Government cooperation wanes

    - UN News

    “Swift progress” has been made at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the trial against a former Janjaweed leader in Sudan’s Darfur region, but cooperation with the Government has deteriorated, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday. 

  3. Two-thirds of Yemenis need humanitarian support and protection

    - UN News

    Some 21.6 million people in Yemen – that’s two-thirds of the population – are going to need some kind of humanitarian assistance and protection services during the course of 2023, according to the UN’s Humanitarian Response plan published on Wednesday.

  4. Security Council: 12 years of war, leaves 70 per cent of Syrians needing aid

    - UN News

    Almost twelve years into Syria’s devastating civil war, the country remains tattered and deeply divided, facing massive economic hardships, limited political progress and the world’s largest displacement crisis, with 70 per cent of the population now in need of humanitarian aid, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Wednesday.

  5. Human rights must be defended in the fight against terrorism: UN chief

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the fight against terrorism will never succeed if we perpetuate the “denial and destruction” of human rights. 

  6. ‘Equal rights cannot wait’ on International Day of Women in Multilateralism

    - UN News

    The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday underlined the need to achieve gender equality globally and fight hate speech, particularly that which targets women and girls online. 

  7. Odesa added to UNESCO's World Heritage List amid threats of destruction

    - UN News

    The historic centre of the port city of Odesa, in Ukraine, has been inscribed on the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List, 11 months since the full-scale Russian invasion. 

  8. On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want to be at home and illiterate. We want to go to school, study and be intelligent.”

    In just a few words, this plea for education from a young Afghan girl has captured the world’s attention. Her heartbreaking question shows how the Taliban’s recent ban on girls attending secondary school and university – effectively ending education opportunities for all Afghan girls and women – is not only violating their fundamental human right to education but shattering countless hopes and dreams in an instant.

  9. Biden 2024 Decision Pits the Partys Elites Against Most Democrats

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Jan 24 (IPS) - Denial at the top of the Democratic Party about Joe Biden’s shaky footing for a re-election run in 2024 became more untenable over the weekend. As the New York Times reportedinvestigators “seized more than a half-dozen documents, some of them classified, at President Biden’s residence” in Delaware.

  10. Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future.

    Education is our investment in peace where there is war, our investment in equality where there is injustice, our investment in prosperity where there is poverty.

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