WFP moves to support families affected by Gaza violence 

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Responding to rising humanitarian needs brought about by the escalation of conflict in the Gaza Strip, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday began providing emergency assistance to support families, amid fears of low food stocks and rising prices. 

Vaccine inequity triggers ‘huge disconnect’ between countries

Libya: ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’, ICC chief prosecutor tells Security Council 

Over half of LGBTQI students in Europe bullied in school: UNESCO

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Ensure digital technologies are 'a force for good', Guterres says in message for International Day

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation across the planet, millions worldwide still lack Internet access, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday, highlighting why information and communication technologies (ICTs) must be “a force for good.”

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Share excess COVID-19 vaccines now, UNICEF chief says ahead of G7 summit

The deadly increase in COVID-19 cases  in India could potentially occur elsewhere if vulnerable countries do not have access to vaccines, the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warned on Monday in a bid to get richer nations to share their excess doses.


In Security Council, UN chief calls for immediate end to 'utterly appalling' Israel-Palestine violence

The current “senseless” cycle of violence in the Middle East must end now, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in remarks to a Security Council meeting held on Sunday morning in response to the crisis.

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First Person: Gardening is ‘political’ says Irish celebrity horticulturist

For Diarmuid Gavin, a renowned Irish gardener and TV personality, horticulture has a role to play in all contemporary affairs, from the Black Lives Matter Movement to the ongoing pandemic, because “everything is connected, and everything is political”.

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UN Human Rights chief appeals for de-escalation in Israel-Palestine crisis

Amid increasing bloodshed and volatility in Gaza and Israel, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Saturday appealed for a de-escalation in tensions and urged all sides to respect international law.

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