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  1. Of the Mexican Joke and the Nuclear Top Guns

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Sep 26 (IPS) - A Mexican joke goes: “I kill people for money. But you are my best friend, so I will kill you for nothing.”

  2. Global Peace Education Day can Play a Pivotal Role in Transforming Education

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - Just a week ago, the international community commemorated the adoption of the United Nations Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, a monumental document that transcends boundaries, cultures, societies, and nations.

  3. Inequality in Peru's Education Sector Deepens in Post-Pandemic Era

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Sep 22 (IPS) - "When the pandemic hit, I stopped studying, just when it was my last year of school…My parents couldn't afford to pay for internet at home," said Rodrigo Reyes, 18, one of the nearly 250,000 children who dropped out of school in 2020.

  4. The New Cold War Over Access To Safe Abortion in Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Fatuma is a 24 year old girl from Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She died in December 2021, from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. Her friend and a few of her neighbors found her bleeding profusely and unable to move. They rushed her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died before she could see the doctor.

  5. Refugees Most Vulnerable in Ongoing Food Insecurity Crisis - UN

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Representatives from UN agencies and several countries called for more substantive action to support refugees and internally displaced people amid the ongoing global food crisis.

  6. Towards a More Secure Future Through Effective Multilateralism

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sep 21 (IPS) - As world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly this week, the security horizon is undoubtedly dark.

  7. Guatemalans Fight Extractive Industries

    - Inter Press Service

    ASUNCIÓN MITA, Guatemala, Sep 21 (IPS) - The majority of the Guatemalan population continues to oppose mining and other extractive projects, in the midst of a scenario of socio-environmental conflict that pits communities defending their natural resources against the interests of multinational corporations.

  8. UN and Partners Called to Act Urgently with Education in Emergencies at Education Summit

    - Inter Press Service

    United Nations, Sep 18 (IPS) - Suicide bombings shattered Aisha Khurram’s school, and her university was attacked by terrorists – but despite learning in an environment where the walls were colored by blood spatter, it never shook her determination to be educated.

  9. Achieving Lifelong Independence for People with Disabilities

    - Inter Press Service

    San Francisco, Sep 16 (IPS) - Vernae Gallaread aspires to teach sign language to people with disabilities and to families who cannot afford sign language lessons for their children.

  10. Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 16 (IPS) - International Equal Pay Day, observed officially by the United Nations on 16 September, aims to draw attention to the gender pay gap – the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man for work of equal value – and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in.

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