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UN Security council condemns killing of Aljazeera journalist

Posted on 16 May 2022

In a rare case of Security Council unity on an issue related to Israel, the United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned the killing of Palestinian American Al Jazeera journalist,…
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Call for sexual and reproductive health rights to remain central

Posted on 16 May 2022

In a speech delivered to the United Nations General Assembly: Commission on Population and Development, H.E. Ms. Carolyn Schwalger, noted concerns that hard fought advances regarding sexual and reproductive rights…
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Vanuatu’s call for the international court of justice to protect from climate change

Posted on 16 May 2022

Vanuatu’s call has received the backing of 1,500 civil society organisations from more than 130 countries, as it heads toward a crucial vote at the UN General Assembly later this…
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Brianna Fruen wins Global Citizen award

Posted on 16 May 2022

The Global Citizen Prize recognizes activists across the world whose efforts focus on ending extreme poverty and achieving the United Nations’ Global Goals. The prize aims to identify “unsung heroes”…
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Budget 2022: critical aid for global crises

Posted on 12 May 2022

As the Government prepares to release its Budget 2022, the Council for International Development (CID), and its member aid agencies are calling for greater transparency in budget spend and more…
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The state of the World Food Crisis

Posted on 10 May 2022

The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises — released last week — paints a grim picture of deteriorating food crises that are expected to be compounded by the war in…
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More non-profit NGOs shut down

Posted on 10 May 2022

Nicaragua's parliament has voted in favour of shutting down 50 non-governmental organisations, for ‘failing to comply with regulations’.

Critics say the move is part of a larger crackdown on opponents…
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Global Impact of US Roe vs. Wade roll-back

Posted on 10 May 2022

The Supreme Court’s pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could have drastic impacts on US funding and policies for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) internationally. Although Roe…
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Pacific nations walk geopolitical tightrope on Ukraine

Posted on 10 May 2022

Some Pacific leaders have broadly lambasted the Russian assault, but some countries have resisted outright condemnation of the superpower, as they try to balance regional alliances with the West, China,…
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International community is ignoring the dire impact of climate change on the Pacific

Posted on 10 May 2022

Pacific leaders are being ignored, says former President of Kiribati Anote Tong in an interview with RNZ. Tong, who is now a member of the Elders Voice, was one of…
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