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Monkeypox not presently a global public health emergency: WHO

The monkeypox outbreak does not currently constitute a global public health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday, though “intense response efforts” are needed to control further spread.

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50 Amigas, a coffee-making collective in Caucas, Colombia, supported by the UN Peacebulding Fund.
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50 Amigas, a coffee-making collective in Caucas, Colombia, supported by the UN Peacebulding Fund.

Bringing jobs to Colombia’s conflict-affected communities

Peace and SecurityIn Colombia, decades of violence and armed conflict created significant obstacles to human development and sustainable peace. To encourage the private sector to move back into hard-hit areas, the UN is financing an innovative project that is supporting local businesses and providing sorely needed job opportunities.

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Marceline supported by her friend in Central African Republic.
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Life after Conflict – Family and connection

Exploring how our deepest loves and connections shape us, in the face of harm and loss, as well as drive us to continue, even after conflict.

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A young woman works on a computer in Tunisia. A joint declaration by global rights experts urges States to recognize people’s right to use the Internet as “an essential condition” for them to express their views.
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Internet shutdowns impact human rights, economy, and day to day life

Human Rights The dramatic real-life effects of shutdowns of the internet on people’s lives and human rights are vastly underestimated, the UN human rights office warns in a report released on Thursday.

A home is destroyed in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, following a 5.9 magnitude earthquake.
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Talking to the Taliban ‘only way forward’ in Afghanistan

Peace and Security The devastating earthquake on Wednesday is just one of several emergencies facing Afghanistan, and continued dialogue with the Taliban de facto authorities remains the only way to address ongoing challenges in the country, the Security Council heard on Thursday.