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  1. UN committed to help Somalia deliver ‘for its people’

    - UN News

    Somalia remains resilient and strongly committed to state-building but more is needed to sustain the gains made in the fight against terrorist insurgency, the UN Special Representative in the country told the Security Council on Monday.

  2. Gaza: Israeli advance on Rafah would have ‘dire humanitarian consequences’

    - UN News

    An extension of Israel’s military operation in Rafah, where over a million internally displaced Palestinians have been forced to shelter, will have “dire humanitarian consequences”, the UN Senior Humanitarian Coordinator for Gaza said on Monday.

  3. We all want an Afghanistan at peace, UN chief says in Doha

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General on Monday highlighted the urgent need for an end to restrictions imposed by the Taliban de facto authorities on women and girls in Afghanistan.

  4. South Africa vs Israel: ICJ Reclines SA's New Application But Says Israel Duty Bound to Protect Civilians

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Feb 18 (IPS) - The International Court of Justice has declined the South African government's urgent application for further measures to prevent an "unprecedented military offensive against Rafah,” but reiterated that Israel is bound to protect civilians in the country.

  5. World Social Forum Activists Unravel Roots of Israel’s Occupation of Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Feb 17 (IPS) - Romi Ghimire has a busy life running a non-profit organization dedicated to Nepal’s rural people, but she also feels driven to do something about Gaza. “There are a lot of issues happening in the world, but right now the genocide in Gaza is the most urgent one,” she said inside the Palestine tent at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Kathmandu on Saturday.

  6. Lifesaving medical care collapsing under assault in Gaza: WHO

    - UN News

    The largest remaining hospital in southern Gaza is “barely functional”, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, amid reports of intense attacks by Israeli forces.

  7. In Munich, Guterres calls for new global order that works for all

    - UN News

    Global governance in its present form is entrenching divisions and fuelling discontent, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday.

  8. Last Chance Saloon? Myanmar Junta Imposes Military Conscription

    - Inter Press Service

    MAE SOT, Thailand, Feb 15 (IPS) - The news travelled like wildfire. In the teashops, bars, and market stalls that make Thailand’s border town of Mae Sot feel far more Burmese than Thai, the feared rumours circulating at the weekend were suddenly confirmed.

  9. ‘Force alone is not the answer’ says UN counter-terrorism chief

    - UN News

    International cooperation is vital to confront the multi-faceted challenges resulting from terrorism, the head of the UN Office dedicated to confronting the scourge worldwide said on Thursday, calling for decisive multilateral action.

  10. World News in Brief: Warmest January on record, Sudan diplomacy push, catching childhood cancer early

    - UN News

    In the battle to slow global warming, January was the hottest month on record according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday.

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