INEQUALITIES IN EDUCATION BECOMING ‘GREAT DIVIDER’ UN CHIEF WARNS

Tue 20 September 2022: On Monday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a warning that global inequities in educational access and quality are quickly turning into the “great divider.”  Roughly 70% of 10 year-olds in poorer nations are unable to read basic texts, and in developed countries “education systems often entrench rather than reduce inequality, reproducing […]

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OVER 10 MILLION KIDS LOST A PARENT OR PRIMARY CAREGIVER TO THE PANDEMIC: STUDY

Sat 17 September 2022: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said earlier this week that the world is now in a better position to put an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Even though the pandemic may end sooner or later, millions of people’s lives have been permanently changed, particularly children and teenagers. Over […]

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FOOD INSECURITY THREATENS 345 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, WFP SAYS

Sat 17 September 2022: The United Nations’ Food Chief has warned that up to 345 million people around the world could face starvation and famine as part of a “global emergency”, particularly in developing nations where food insecurity is already rife. Speaking to the UN Security Council (UNSC) this week, the Executive Director of the […]

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WHO LEADS GLOBAL HEALTH COALITION DEMAND FOR FOSSIL FUEL NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY

Wed 14 September 2022: More than 1,000 health workers and 200 organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), have issued a clarion call to seriously address climate change by enacting and legally enforcing a non-proliferation treaty to reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. They urged world governments in a public letter released on Wednesday to […]

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HUMAN PROGRESS RETREATS TO 2016 LEVELS BY COVID, OTHER CRISES: UN

Thu 08 September 2022: Back-to-back global crises have set back human development by five years, a new report by a United Nations agency has warned. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) said on Thursday that, for the first time since its creation in 1990, the Human Development Index (HDI) has declined for two consecutive years straight […]

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1.4 BILLION ASIA-PACIFIC WORKFORCE SURVIVING ON $5.5 PER DAY

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Wed 07 September 2022: In its most recent report, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) portrayed a bleak image of the region’s workforce. According to the survey, two-thirds of Asia-workforce, Pacific’s or 1.4 billion people, are living on less than $5.5 per day, putting them on the verge […]

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SCOTLAND BECOMES WORLD’S FIRST COUNTRY TO PROVIDE FREE SANITARY PRODUCTS

Mon 15  August 2022: The first nation in the world to offer free feminine hygiene products is Scotland, Anadolu Agency reported. The Scottish Parliament approved the Period Products Act on Sunday evening, which would compel public entities to offer free period products to individuals who need them. In 2018, the Scottish Labour party’s health spokeswoman, […]

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RISK OF NUCLEAR CONFRONTATION IS BACK AFTER DECADES: UN CHIEF GUTERRES

The Secretary-General António Guterres attends the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima. Mon 08 August 2022: The risk of nuclear conflict has resurfaced after decades, according to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who urged nuclear states to pledge not to initiate the use of their weapons. Any attack on a nuclear plant is a “suicidal thing”, Guterres said, […]

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