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Monday, May 17, 2021
NEW JERSEY, USA, May 17 (IPS) - The global community is conducting a rapid vaccination program against the SARS.Cov-2 virus, using several vaccines, authorised for emergency use. To date, the percentages of adults vaccinated vary between less than 2% to over 90% in different countries.Read the full story, “COVID-19 Vaccination:... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-17
UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - In most civil wars and military conflicts across the politically-volatile Middle East, including in Syria, Yemen and Palestine, the ongoing battles are being fought not on a level playing field but on an uneven killing field.Read the full story, “The Devastating Gun Battle in... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-17
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation across the planet, millions worldwide still lack Internet access, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday, highlighting why information and communication technologies (ICTs) must be “a force for good.” Read the full story, “Ensure digital technologies are 'a force for good', Guterres... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-17
The deadly increase in COVID-19 cases  in India could potentially occur elsewhere if vulnerable countries do not have access to vaccines, the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warned on Monday in a bid to get richer nations to share their excess doses. Read the full story, “Share excess COVID-19... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-16
The current “senseless” cycle of violence in the Middle East must end now, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in remarks to a Security Council meeting held on Sunday morning in response to the crisis. Read the full story, “In Security Council, Secretary-General calls for immediate end to Israeli-Palestine violence”, on... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-16
For Diarmuid Gavin, a renowned Irish gardener and TV personality, horticulture has to a role to play in all contemporary affairs, from the Black Lives Matter Movement to the ongoing pandemic, because “everything is connected, and everything is political”. Read the full story, “First Person: Gardening is ‘political’ says... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-15
More than 40 children have been killed in the current crisis in the Middle East, a senior official with the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Saturday. Read the full story, “Children bearing brunt of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians: UNICEF”, on globalissues.org →... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-15
Amid increasing bloodshed and volatility in Gaza and Israel, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Saturday appealed for a de-escalation in tensions and urged all sides to respect international law. Read the full story, “UN Human Rights chief appeals for de-escalation in Israel-Palestine crisis”, on globalissues.org →... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-15
MEXICO CITY, May 14 (IPS) - The gas producing countries of South America are debating how to make better use of the resource and how to integrate the sector, amid geographical and infrastructural barriers.Read the full story, “South America’s Gas Dreams”, on globalissues.org →... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-15
Child marriage continues to affect many young girls across Tanzania, in East Africa, but now a series of interventions supported by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are allowing children to get the support they need to avoid unwanted and potentially damaging relationships. Read the full story, “Tanzania helpline calls... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-15
Humiliation and intolerance remain “a stark reality” for many gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, the UN human rights chief has said, in her message for the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.  Read the full story, “‘Stand up against hate’ towards LGBTI... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-14
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday appealed for wealthier countries to delay vaccinating younger people against COVID-19 and instead donate doses to the COVAX global vaccine solidarity initiative.  Read the full story, “COVID-19: Wealthy nations urged to delay youth vaccines, donate to solidarity scheme”, on globalissues.org →... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-14
Independent human rights experts appointed by the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) have called for the Colombian Government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the violent crackdown on recent peaceful protests in the country.  Read the full story, “Rights experts call for probe into... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-14
UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - There are teams of experts around the world right now tackling the coronavirus pandemic, providing pathways to put an end to this deadly global scourge and charting the course for recovery.Read the full story, “Where are the Women? How Pandemic Decisions are Ingraining Global... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-14
UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.Read the full story, “US Casts 45 Vetoes and... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-14

 

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