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Safer roads, a global development challenge for all: Senior UN official

Every 24 seconds someone is killed in traffic, making safety on the world’s roads a global development challenge for all societies, especially for the most vulnerable, a senior UN official has said, ahead of the first ever High-level General Assembly Meeting on Improving Road Safety.
From UN News on June 29, 2022
Urban Urbanization COVID-19 Poverty

Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report

A new United Nations report says that rapid urbanization was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global urban population back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050.
From UN News on June 29, 2022
Women Gender Crime Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Gender-based violence (GBV)

Why Delhi Cannot Celebrate Its Declining Gender Crime Numbers Yet

Here are some critical data-points on crimes against women in Delhi for the year 2020 from the Crime in India report by National Crime Records Bureau.
By Eisha Hussain for BehanBox on June 27, 2022
Children Access To Nutritious Food Aadhaar Right to Food

Millions Of Children Will Soon Need Aadhaar IDs To Access Their Right To A Nutritious Meal

A union government decision to cut funding to states that do not ensure children and mothers getting free food have Aadhaar IDs could cause millions of poor families to lose key sources of nutrition.
By Tapasya for Article 14 on June 30, 2022
Rural Malnutrition Nutritious Diet Nutrition Security

Survey reveals why rural women offer biscuits to their children for breakfast

A women’s voluntary group working is helping counter malnutrition among children in 30 villages of Belagavi district in Karnataka. They are creating awareness among mothers about malnutrition and nutritious food
By The Hindu Bureau for The Hindu on June 27, 2022
Environment Climate Crisis Food Shortage Extreme Weather Events

Chilli peppers, coffee, wine: how the climate crisis is causing food shortages

Blistering heat, stronger storms, droughts, floods and fires are putting food production at risk
By Victoria Namkung for The Guardian on June 28, 2022
Women Women Empowerment Sexual Harassment Women's Safety

Jobs Will Not Empower Young Women Until We Address Sexual Harassment

What does empowerment for young women look like? For many, the answer would include jobs. But the belief that jobs bring empowerment through income, greater autonomy, and bargaining power within the family fail to recognise that these potential gains for young women are undermined by widespread sexual harassment.
By Marjoke Oosterom for Inter Press Service on June 28, 2022
Justice Internet Shutdown Human Rights Economic Impacts

Internet shutdowns impact human rights, economy, and day to day life

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.
From UN News on June 24, 2022
Environment Marine Pollution Ocean Management Marine Litter

Tackling marine pollution: Individual action, key to ocean restoration

On Monday, thousands of people gathered at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, for the first day of the long-awaited UN Ocean Conference. Riding on the global momentum generated by the event, experts are pushing for a new international commitment to combat pollution, including at sea.
From UN News on June 27, 2022
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UN drug report shines light on cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine trends

Legalized cannabis use in some countries and states appears to have accelerated daily use and related health impacts, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed in a new report released on Monday.
From UN News on June 27, 2022