A year after the earthquake in Haiti, it’s time to go home – Global Issues

“When the earthquake happened, I had no idea what it was because I had never experienced anything so loud and dramatic before. I thought it was an act of God and I was horrified. My whole house was shaking, so I ran outside with my daughter to see what was happening, and I realized that …

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People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ to improve the world – Global Issues

The memory is celebrated annually on August 12. General Secretary António Guterres noted that this year’s theme is “Generational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages” — reminds us of the “ground truth” wellWe need people of all ages, young and old, to join forces to build a better world for all.“. Happy International #Youth …

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Young Fijians work with the older generation for a sustainable future – Global Issues

Friday, August 12, 2022 UN News In the island nation of Fiji, young people work in solidarity with their elders, using their knowledge and experience to protect a fragile ecosystem. One such project involves young people working to conserve and protect Fiji’s coral reefs and the marine environment around the island. The UN-supported program aims …

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Experts warn Afghanistan’s future will be ‘extremely bleak’ unless massive human rights violations occur – Global Issues

“The future for the Afghans is extremely bleak unless the international community does more to ensure that the Taliban change their working method and upholds its human rights obligations“, they said in statement. The experts recalled that after the Taliban seized power in August last year, they called on the international community to take “strong …

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Official visits of UN human rights representatives to Bangladesh and Cambodia – Global Issues

At the invitation of the government Michelle Bachelet visit Bangladesh since Sunday, August 14, during the first ever official trip by a UN human rights chief to the country. There, she will visit camps housing Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, as well as high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed and other ministers, as well …

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The ship will take the first humanitarian shipment of wheat under the grain deal with Ukraine – Global Issues

This will be the first batch of humanitarian food aid under the Black Sea Grain Initiative signed last month by Ukraine, Russia and Turkey. WFP said the development marks “another major step in the effort to reintegrate Ukrainian food into global markets and bring it to the countries hardest hit by the global food crisis, …

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Concrete action needed to ‘get rid of the scourge of racism’ – UN expert – Global Issues

After Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) analyzed the situation with racial justice in the United States, the UN Human Rights Office published statement in which CERD Expert and Country Rapporteur Faith Dikeledi Pansy Tlakula shared her observation that gun homicide rates have increased in the country, especially among black men and in …

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The Miracle of Sudden Rise and Fall in Food Prices – Global Issues

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has once again exposed how fragile globalized food systems are. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS Baher Kamal (Madrid) Thursday, August 11, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Aug 11 (IPS) — Global food price benchmarks fell “significantly” in July, with prices for key grains and vegetable oils recording double-digit percentage declines. Data released by the …

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Lebanese youth learn to resist hate speech – Global Issues

21-year-old Dima El-Awar stands confidently and easily in front of the camera. In addition to being a good public speaker, a skill that every journalist tries to master, Dima strives to promote positive speech and accurate information. Ms. El-Awar, who hails from Faluqa, a small village in Mount Lebanon, was hesitant to pursue her dream …

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140 aid workers die in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap grows larger than ever – OCHA – Global Issues

The news comes at a time when global needs are at an all-time high, with a record 303 million people in crisis worldwide. “The UN calls are aimed at reaching the 204 million most vulnerable people. Never before have humanitarian organizations had to respond to needs of this level, and they are doing so in …

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