Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Afghanistan: ‘Palpable’ fear of ‘brutal and systemic repression’ of women grows

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Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last month, they have made some commitments to uphold human rights. However, their subsequent actions have “sadly...

UN agencies shocked by deaths near Belarus-Poland border

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The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and migration agency IOM, called on Tuesday for an immediate investigation into the deaths of four people near the border between...

Colombia calls for global financial consensus to avert COVID debt crisis

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The President of Colombia on Tuesday warned that many developing countries have increased their fiscal deficit to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, putting at...

How Jamaica got Youth Climate Action Engagement Right

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DOMINICA, Sep 21 (IPS) - When the NDC Partnership, the alliance which helps governments to determine and achieve their climate goals, held its...

John Lennon, stamps inspiring message of peace, on UN’s big week

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This year’s International Day of Peace has been marked by the release of new stamps featuring music icon and peace campaigner, John Lennon, by the UN...

US plan to increase refugee resettlement welcomed by UNHCR

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United States President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the target for refugee resettlement there in the coming fiscal year to 125,000 people, has been...

Integrating ITMDs into Healthcare Could offer a Solution for the Pandemic Crisis in Canada

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NEW DELHI, India, Sep 20 (IPS) - Last year, as the world grappled to survive the Covid-19 Pandemic, Megan Fernandas an accountant living...

Innovation continued despite COVID-19: New UN report

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Despite the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, the new technology sector continued to thrive and prosper last year, the UN’s intellectual property agency said...

Giant eco-friendly artwork set to inspire world leaders during the UN General Assembly

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The 11,000 square meters ‘ephemeral fresco’ was created by Swiss artist Saype. It shows two children building the world of the future and represents,...

First Person: A life dedicated to indigenous rights in Brazil

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For almost 30 years, Brazilian activist Joenia Wapixana, has been fighting for indigenous land rights and against “institutionalized discrimination” in Brazil. In a special interview with UN News, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, she says...

UNICEF stresses Afghan girls must not be excluded from school

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The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the news that secondary schools are due to reopen in Afghanistan on Saturday, after months of...

Afghanistan: Efforts To Prevent a Food Crisis Before Everything Becomes More Serious

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ROME, Sep 17 (IPS) - Mario Lubetkin is Assistant Director General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)The traumatic...

Refugees face dire consequences from COVID-19 underfunding, UNHCR warns

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Underfunding has left a “yawning gap” in the UN Refugee Agency’s ability to protect forcibly displaced people worldwide from the fallout of the COVID-19...

Venezuela’s justice system aiding repression: Human rights probe

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The independence of Venezuela’s justice system has been “deeply eroded”, to such an extent that it plays a significant role in the State’s repression...

Bachelet calls for major re-think over impact of sanctions on human rights

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Unilateral and coercive sanctions imposed by governments can create severe and undue suffering for innocent people who bear no responsibility for alleged misconduct, the...