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Drones deliver blood to prevent maternal death in Botswana
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Tuesday, 07 September 2021
Drones deliver blood to prevent maternal death in Botswana
Drones are providing life-saving care to women in remote parts of the southern African country, Botswana, who otherwise may die in childbirth, thanks to support from the United Nations.   Read Full Article ...
 
Time running out to prevent ‘worst case scenario’ arising in Afghanistan
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Tuesday, 07 September 2021
Time running out to prevent ‘worst case scenario’ arising in Afghanistan
With all the major indicators for Afghanistan’s security and development looking “negative or stagnant” as international troops withdraw, the threats that lie ...
 
Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an ‘equally horrific pandemic’ threatening women
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Tuesday, 07 September 2021
Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an ‘equally horrific pandemic’ threatening women
As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, “a parallel and equally horrific pandemic” has threatened half the world’s population, the UN chie...
 
Women must no longer be ‘squeezed into a small corner’, landmark Forum declares 
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Tuesday, 07 September 2021
Women must no longer be ‘squeezed into a small corner’, landmark Forum declares 
In a bid to put gender equality at the heart of COVID recovery, UN Women kicked off a three-day “landmark effort” in Paris on Wednesday, aiming to lay out ambi...
 
Landmark gender equality forum concludes with concrete commitments, plan to advance parity by 2026 
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Tuesday, 07 September 2021
Landmark gender equality forum concludes with concrete commitments, plan to advance parity by 2026 
With the chief of the UN’s gender empowerment agency declaring that women are still “sitting in the corridors when men are inside at the table negotiating peac...
 
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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.
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    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...
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  • 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.