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  1. ‘Grim reality’ of war’s deadly toll on civilians laid bare in Security Council

    - UN News

    Conflict continues to inflict “widespread civilian death and injury” a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, outlining the “grim reality” for those caught up in the crossfire of war.

  2. Cultural destruction in Ukraine by Russian forces will reverberate for years, UN rights expert warns

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    The attempted destruction of Ukraine’s historic culture by invading Russian forces, will have a devastating impact on the pace of recovery in the post-war era, an independent UN human rights expert warned on Wednesday. 

  3. UNICEF urges leaders to keep schools safe following deadly Texas shooting

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    Governments must take greater action to ensure school remains a safe place for boys and girls, the head of the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Wednesday, following the latest deadly school shooting in the United States. 

  4. Without Peace, Hunger Will Continue to Increase

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, May 25 (IPS) - This is an op-ed by Mario Lubetkin, Assistant Director-General at FAOIf the war in Ukraine, that was initiated three months ago, does not end, and without a reduction in the growing number of conflicts in other parts of the world, hunger will only continue to increase.

  5. So, Germanys to Blame for Putin. Really?

    - Inter Press Service

    ATHENS, Greece, May 25 (IPS) - Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has sparked a new introspection in the West. A number of commentators, most of them writing from the US and the UK, have come up with their latest scapegoat: Germany’s to blame, they say, with its decades-long policy of appeasing Russia. Really?

  6. Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, Mission chief warns

    - UN News

    Time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, warning that if the impasse is not urgently overcome, the consequences will be felt beyond national borders, impacting a whole generation.

  7. Zimbabwean peacekeeper wins UN gender advocate award

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    For the first time, a Zimbabwean peacekeeper has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, UN Peacekeeping announced on Tuesday.

  8. Fallen Chadian Captain wins second-ever UN peacekeeping award for ‘exceptional courage’

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    Late Captain Abdelrazakh Hamit Bahar of Chad, was named on Tuesday as the recipient of United Nations Peacekeeping’s highest award, for exceptional courage, serving in Mali, which will be presented on Thursday at UN Headquarters in New York.

  9. Ukraine to Set Record for US Security Assistance

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 24 (IPS) - Less than halfway through the year, the May 19, 2022 passage of more than $41 billion in emergency funding for Ukraine positions the country to become the largest single recipient of U.S. security sector assistance in 2022.

  10. Fighting Inflation Excuse for Class Warfare

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (IPS) - A class war is being waged in the name of fighting inflation. All too many central bankers are raising interest rates at the expense of working people’s families, supposedly to check price increases.

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