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  1. HLPF 2024: Protecting Civic Space Critical for SDGs Success

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jul 12 (IPS) - Each year the international community comes together at the UN’s headquarters in New York to take stock of progress on sustainable development. This year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is being held between 8 and 18 July. Representatives from 36 countries, as per the UN HLPF websitewill showcase their achievements on commitments outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).

  2. Overwhelmed Healthcare Systems in Gaza Struggle Through Evacuation Orders

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - For nine months, over 2 million people in the Gaza Strip have been forcibly displaced in the wake of the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas. The ongoing fighting and displacement have put significant strain on humanitarian organizations on the ground to address even basic health needs.

  3. Women & Girls Find their Sexual & Reproductive Health on the Frontlines of a Battle they Didn't Start

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Droughts, cyclones, floods and extreme temperatures – these are the ‘new abnormal’ of a world in which weather-related events are becoming increasingly prolonged, intense and frequent.

  4. UAE Complicit in Sudan Slaughter

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jul 11 (IPS) - Sudan is the scene of unimaginable suffering. As war between army and militia continues, civilians are paying the highest price. Both sides are killing non-combatants and committing gross human rights crimes.

  5. Adding Life to Years – Demographic Change in Asia and the Pacific

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 11 (IPS) - World Population Day on 11 July provides an excellent opportunity to take stock and look ahead regarding population issues that are affecting all aspects of society in Asia and the Pacific.

  6. AFGHANISTAN: ‘The Doha Meeting Has Raised Concerns the UN Is Indirectly Legitimising the Taliban’

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 10 (IPS) - CIVICUS discusses the exclusion of women from international talks on Afghanistan currently being held in Qatar with Sima Samar, former chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). The AIHRC is the Afghan national institution devoted to the promotion, protection and monitoring of human rights. Its status is now a matter of contention: on returning to power, the Taliban decreed its dissolution, but the AIHRC refuses to abide by the decision due to the illegitimate nature of the Taliban regime.

  7. The Winds of War

    - Inter Press Service

    ATLANTA, Georgia, Jul 10 (IPS) - Herman Wouk’s 1971 novel The Winds of War traced the romance, bravery, fear, and faith required for American youths to join the military, deploy to the war zones, and confront the mighty Axis threat in the lead-up to WW II. It later became a dramatic TV series.

  8. A Staggering New Estimate of Over 186,000 Killings in Gaza Revives Charges of War Crimes

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 10 (IPS) - An overwhelmingly staggering 186,000 killings in Gaza—compared with the official figure of over 37,000—has resurrected accusations of genocide and war crimes in the devastating nine-month-old war between Israel and Hamas, with no signs of a cease-fire.

    The new estimates have come from The Lancet, one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed British medical journals.

  9. Forced Deportations Leave Afghan Women in Dire Poverty

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 09 (IPS) - Sarai e Shamali camp in Kabul is a temporary refugee shelter. The camp receives on average 100 Afghans a day, forcibly returned from Pakistan and Iran where most had sought asylum when the Taliban took over power in Afghanistan three years ago.

  10. The UAE’s Forgotten Mass Trial

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Jul 09 (IPS) - At least 84 Emirati human rights defenders and political dissidents are on trial in the UAE, facing death sentences or life in prison on spurious charges related to their political activism and human rights work, in a case that has its origins in another from over a decade ago. A verdict is expected July 10.

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