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Police in Peru used “unnecessary and excessive force” during protests in the capital last November challenging the legitimacy of the interim President, the UN Human Rights Office found, in a January 2021 report. Meanwhile, supporters of socialist Pedro Castillo and conservative Keiko Fujimori took to the streets on Saturday June 19, as tensions rose over
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Unsplash/André François McKenz Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that you can buy, sell and exchange directly, without an intermediary like a bank. Saturday, June 19, 2021 UN News The negative environmental impact of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has been widely covered in the press in recent weeks and months, and their volatility has also
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Rice fields in Northern Ghana. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS Opinion by Fadel Ndiame (nairobi) Friday, June 18, 2021 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Jun 18 (IPS) – Dr. Fadel Ndiame is AGRA’s Deputy PresidentEvery year, people in Sub-Saharan Africa consume 34 million tons of milled rice, of which 43 percent is imported. But the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly
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Friday, June 18, 2021 UN News The UN Special Envoy for Myanmar said on Friday she has called for timely action from the Security Council in response to the ongoing crisis in the Southeast Asian country stemming from the military coup in February.  Speaking to journalists following her closed-door briefing to the Council, Christine Schraner
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UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe António Guterres (right) takes the oath of office for his second five-year term as Secretary-General of the United Nations. The oath is administered by Volkan Bozkir, President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly. Friday, June 18, 2021 UN News António Guterres was on Friday re-appointed to a second
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Solar power. Credit: UN-Energy/ UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Opinion by Liu Zhenmin – Achim Steiner – Damilola Ogunbiyi (united nations) Friday, June 18, 2021 Inter Press Service The 2021 High-level Dialogue on Energy, scheduled to take place June 21-25, represents the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the General
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Prosthetic leg fitting at the office of Saint Lucia’s National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities ’ the first prosthetic limb manufacturing centre in the Eastern Caribbean Credit:Alison Kentish/IPS by Alison Kentish (united nations) Friday, June 18, 2021 Inter Press Service The 14th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the
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Thursday, June 17, 2021 UN News Amid worsening socioeconomic conditions, rising criminal gang violence and a resurgence of COVID-19, Haiti’s leaders must commit to good-faith dialogue aimed at ending a longstanding and damaging political impasse, the UN’s senior official in the country told the Security Council today. Helen La Lime, who is the Secretary-General’s Special
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Thursday, June 17, 2021 UN News Sexual violence in conflict “reverberates down generations” and threatens both human and international security, the UN chief said on Thursday in his message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Already a “cruel tactic of war, torture, terror and repression”, Secretary-General António Guterres pointed
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In India’s Eastern Ghats indigenous communities direct a perennial hill stream under the rural employment programme to run through the middle of their village helping them access household water needs at their doorstep. Downstream water is collected in a pond for farm irrigation and bathing cattle. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS by Manipadma Jena (bhubaneswar, india) Thursday, June
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A COVID-testing health care team in the community in Dominica. The 65th Health Research Conference in the Caribbean aims hoping to build on cooperation in health and arm policymakers with the latest research findings to tackle the region’s most pressing health challenges. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPS by Alison Kentish (united nations) Thursday, June 17, 2021 Inter Press
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Jeffery Moyo was reunited with his wife, Purity, and young son, after his release today, Jun. 16, from prison in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He said his incarceration would not deter him from doing his job as a journalist. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS by Busani Bafana (bulawayo, zimbabwe) Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 16
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Small-holder farmer works on a community vegetable garden in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Credit: Ignatius Banda/IPS Opinion by Esther Ngumbi (urbana, illinois) Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Inter Press Service URBANA, Illinois, Jun 16 (IPS) – The number of people facing acute food insecurity has hit a five-year high, according to a recently released annual report by the Global Network
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 UN News Although more companies are committing to respect human rights, gaps and challenges remain, UN experts said on Wednesday in assessing a decade of standards for business that take the wellbeing of people and the planet into consideration.  The 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights represents a milestone, they
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Credit: UN Photo/Eluchi Matsumoto The widespread destruction in Hiroshima as a result of the nuclear bomb which the US dropped on the Japanese city in August 1945. Credit: UN Photo/Eluchi Matsumoto Opinion by M. V. Ramana (vancouver, canada) Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Inter Press Service VANCOUVER, Canada, Jun 16 (IPS) – Looking through my emails for
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©FAO/Giulio Napolitano Women in Burundi tile the soil with hoes in preparation for planting. Wednesday, June 16, 2021 UN News Land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructure “undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people”, the UN chief said on Wednesday in his message for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.  “Humanity is waging
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GAZA (Reuters) – Wearing riding pants, logo-decorated shirts and helmets, Gaza horse-riders resumed local show-jumping competitions on Thursday as coronavirus restrictions were eased. A rider competes in a local show jumping that resumed after Palestinians eased the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Gaza City June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem The Palestinian Equestrian Federation halted horse-riding
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