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First Person: Learning a recipe for freedom in Nigeria

“When my family discovered I was pregnant, they told me to go to live with the father of my unborn child, but instead of...

FROM THE FIELD: Ghost in the seashell

Plastic pollution in the world's oceans is threatening marine life, by Saeed Rashid The scale of the problem has now grown so great, that it...

Colombia: UN rights chief calls for an end to all forms of violence in Cali

In a statement published on Sunday, she called for an end to all forms of violence, including vandalism, and said that only dialogue can...

Drones deliver blood to prevent maternal death in Botswana

For women in Botswana, especially those living in remote communities where medical supplies and blood may not be in stock, giving birth can be life-threatening. In...

UN chief calls for a global partnership to address COVID, climate change and achieve SDG’s

The world needs a global partnership to beat COVID-19, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and address climate change, said the UN Secretary General in...

First Person: The ‘Human Swan’ inspiring climate action

“Flying with birds is the most incredible thing ever. I'm really surprised that everybody doesn't do it! You see the world from a completely...

UN Security Council welcomes Somali agreement on prompt and peaceful elections

In a press statement released Friday night, the 15 members of the council commended the country’s leaders for putting first “Somalia’s stability, security and...

Millets prove tasty solution to climate and food security challenges

She spoke to UN News earlier this year, saying that following the UN General Assembly’s recent adoption of a resolution proclaiming 2023 as the International Year of Millets in March...

No ‘manels’, more gender equality in Indonesia: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

A common excuse is that women panellists are a little harder to find; well, panel organizers just have to look a little harder. ‘Manels’...

COVID-19: Pharmaceutical companies urged to support knowledge-sharing platform

Speaking during his latest briefing from Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pushed for more developers to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), the voluntary...

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