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High Global Fertiliser Prices Overshadow Malawis Farm Subsidy Programme

BLANTYRE, Malawi, Nov 29 (IPS) - Ellena Joseph, a small-scale maise farmer in Chiradzulu District in Southern Malawi, finished preparing her field early in October.Read the full story, “High Global Fertiliser Prices Overshadow Malawis Farm Subsidy…

Expert Consultant in Financial Management - 12-month service contract

FIDH is looking for an Expert Consultant in Financial Management 12-month service contract starting on 1 January 2022 The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is an international non-governmental organisation based in France whose missio…

Pakistan: Gender-Intentional Policy Can Make Agent Banking Work Better

WASHINGTON DC, Nov 29 (IPS) - Many women in Pakistan remain financially excluded. In 2020, only 7% of the female population had a formal account. One of the reasons for this is that agent networks — the bridge between the cash economy and digital…

Omicron COVID variant underlines need for global ‘pandemic treaty’

The emergence of the threatening new Omicron variant shows how important it is for the world to end the current “cycle of panic and neglect” over the COVID-19 pandemic, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. Read the…

Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion this year

The coronavirus pandemic will likely cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said Monday, calling the sector's recovery "fragile" and "slow." Read the full story, “Coronavirus pandemic could cos…

IOM scales up aid at EU-Belarus border, as migrant hypothermia deaths tick up

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners, are scaling up aid along the border between the European Union and Belarus, amid worsening winter weather, which is leading to rising deaths due to hypothermia among asylum see…

Violations of Palestinian rights puts two-State solution at risk UN chief warns

The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday.  Read the full s…

Ukraine/Russian Federation: Arbitrary detention and release of Mr. Edem Semedlyaev

RUS 008 / 1121 / OBS 124 Arbitrary detention / Release Ukraine / Russian Federation November 29, 2021 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your…

Still ‘not clear’ whether Omicron COVID variant is more transmissible or more severe than Delta: WHO

The World Health Organization published on Sunday an update on the science regarding the new coronavirus variant Omicron which is causing global concern and sparking increasing flight bans on Southern African countries. Read the full story, “St…

Serbia to Investigate Violence and Police Conduct During Environmental Protests

Serbia’s authorities must immediately investigate the violence and police misconduct during protests which took place across the country on Saturday. Environmental organisations and groups protesting the recent adoption of a controversial land expr…

Serbia to Investigate Violence and Police Conduct During Peaceful Protests

Serbia’s authorities must immediately investigate the violence and police misconduct during protests which took place across the country on Saturday. Environmental organisations and groups protesting the recent adoption of a controversial land expr…

First Person: ‘Disability reminds us that there is no such thing as normal’

Eddie Ndopu, an award-winning disability activist from South Africa, and one of 17 United Nations advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, lives with spinal muscular atrophy, and faces many difficulty daily challenges. Ahead of International…

Cuba’s Year of Protests – What You Need to Know

Today marks one year since the start of the biggest public demonstrations in Cuba for decades. Demonstrations were unthinkable just one year ago. What happened, and what are the hopes of democracy for the Cuban people? The Start of the Protests On No…

UNESCO Member States Adopt Recommended Ethics for AI

PARIS, Nov 26 (IPS) - The member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have agreed on a text of recommended ethics for artificial intelligence (AI) that states can apply on a “voluntary” basis.Re…

Digital Child’s Play: protecting children from the impacts of AI

Artificial intelligence has been used in products targeting children for several years, but legislation protecting them from the potential impacts of the technology is still in its infancy. Ahead of a global forum on AI for children, UN News spoke to…

School Meals Coalition Hopes to Provide a Meal to Every Child

United Nations, Nov 26 (IPS) - Meals at schools not only give each child a nutritious meal but increase enrolments, among other benefits.Read the full story, “School Meals Coalition Hopes to Provide a Meal to Every Child”, on globalissues.org …

Growing Amazon Deforestation a Grave Threat to Global Climate

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 26 (IPS) - For three weeks, the Brazilian government concealed the fact that deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest increased by nearly 22 percent last year, accentuating a trend that threatens to derail efforts to curb gl…

Gender, Education and Drop Outs

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - While COVID 19 is keeping the world and news media in its constant grip and national politics often come to the forefront, it might be easy to forget urgent and nevertheless related matters. One is how global educati…

UN Refugee Agency concerned about indigenous Venezuelans in Guyana

One meal a day, no shelter, and no drinking water are only some of the difficult living conditions that indigenous Warao families from Venezuela are facing in remote locations across Guyana, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.  Re…

9.4 million people are ‘living their worst nightmare’ in northern Ethiopia due to ongoing conflict

The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has spiked as a direct result of ongoing conflict, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.  Read the full story, “9.4 million people ar…