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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Iraq protests, ‘historic’ Syria talks, Chile pulls out of COP25, Guinea-Bis
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Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Iraq protests, ‘historic’ Syria talks, Chile pulls out of COP25, Guinea-Bis
A recap of Wednesday’s stories: new Syria talks begin in Geneva; Chile pulls out as host of major climate conference; UN calls for national talks to break cycle of violence in Iraq; UN chief voices ‘serious concern’ over Guinea-Bissau political crisis; IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening; UN atomic watchdog appoints new leader.  Read Full Article ...
 
More women in Latin America are working, but gender gap persists, new UN figures show
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Sunday, 27 October 2019
More women in Latin America are working, but gender gap persists, new UN figures show
More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it...
 
One-in-four pregnancies unplanned, two-thirds of women foregoing contraceptives 
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Thursday, 24 October 2019
One-in-four pregnancies unplanned, two-thirds of women foregoing contraceptives 
Around two-thirds of sexually active women surveyed in a new UN study indicated that although they wished to avoid or postpone having children, they had stoppe...
 
Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth, new UN health agency figures show
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Tuesday, 08 October 2019
Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth, new UN health agency figures show
More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries reported mistreatment during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organizatio...
 
UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth
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Thursday, 26 September 2019
UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth
The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and ...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.