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Ukraine's Use of Banned Landmines Harms Civilians


KIEV, Ukraine- Ukraine should investigate its military’s apparent use of thousands of rocket-fired antipersonnel landmines in and around the eastern city of Izium when Russian forces occupied the area, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Eight Trends That Will Impact Children In 2023

NEW YORK, U.S.-A series of interconnected crises are expected to have a huge impact on children in 2023. A report from the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), released on Tuesday, details the trends that will shape their lives over the next 12 months.

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Indigenous Leaders From Sarawak Demand End To Timber Greenwashing In UK

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-An Indigenous delegation from Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, is visiting the United Kingdom to launch a new UK campaign to clean up the tropical timber trade and ask the UK government to suspend the import of so-called ‘sustainable timber’ under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme MTCS.

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China Urges Afghans To Ensure Safety Of Its Personnel, Institutions

BEIJING, China-China's Foreign Minister Qin Gang held a phone conversation with Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister of the Afghan interim government, on Saturday, stressing that China hopes the Afghan side will take strong measures to ensure the safety of Chinese personnel and institutions in Afghanistan.

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EU's Double-Standards On Iran's Human Rights: Business First

NEW YORK, U.S.-The European Union's charter stresses that "Human rights are at the heart of EU relations with other countries and regions. The European Union is based on a strong commitment to promoting and protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law worldwide". 

 
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Poorest Learners Benefit Least From Public Education

NEW YORK, U.S.-Governments are not investing enough in those children who need education the most, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Tuesday, calling for equitable financing to combat “learning poverty”.

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China’s Economic Recovery In Focus As WEF Kicks Off Amid Fragmentation

BEIJING, China-As thousands of political, economic and social leaders from around the world gather in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual conference of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which kicked off in person on Monday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out three years ago, a slew of challenges confronts the global economy, including high inflation, geopolitical tensions, as well as an escalating assault led by the US on the economic globalization agenda that Davos epitomizes.

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Does UN Peacekeeping Work? Here’s What The Data Says

NEW YORK, U.S.--Failures on the part of UN Peacekeeping missions have been highly publicised and well documented – and rightly so. But if you look at the overall picture and crunch the data, a different and ultimately positive picture emerges.

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Rising Inflation, Falling Wages Threaten Increased Poverty And Unrest: ILO

NEW YORK, U.S.--Rising inflation has caused a striking decline in real monthly wages in many countries, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report published on Wednesday, highlighting the urgent need for policies to prevent further poverty, inequality and social unrest.

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Russia Says Dutch MH17 Verdict Untrustworthy

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--We feel deep sorrow and sympathy for the 298 people killed in the MH17 tragedy in 2014, and express our deepest condolences to those who lost their beloved ones.

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Secretary-General Upholds Importance Of Single Global Economy

NEW YORK, U.S.--At a time when geopolitical divides threaten to spark new conflicts and make older ones harder to resolve, the global economy cannot afford to be split into two opposing camps, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at a press conference in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, on Saturday.

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Grim Outlook On Global Warming Emerges From UN Conference

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The 27th United Nations conference on climate change, or COP27, meeting in Egypt, has seen two realities take hold among delegates: The goal of keeping the overall rise of global temperatures below 1.5 degrees by 2100 has almost certainly been lost; for preventing this requires cuts in emissions of 45 percent by 2030 — hardly a feasible prospect.

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