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The “Tomb of Salome”

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A 2,000-year-old burial site has been discovered by Israeli authorities. The find is called the "Tomb of Salome", one of the midwives who attended the...
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The European Court of Human Rights: Bulgaria to recognize same-sex families

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) obliged Bulgaria to create a legal framework to recognize same-sex relationships. The decision was made in the...
Pick the Public Choice Award winner of this year’s EEA photo competition — European Environment Agency

Pick the Public Choice Award winner of this year’s EEA photo...

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The EEA has shortlisted 50 finalists in this year’s competition which...
Post-pandemic recovery offers European cities chance to boost shift to sustainability — European Environment Agency

Post-pandemic recovery offers European cities chance to boost shift to sustainability...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on cities and may...
Serious challenges in Europe’s agri-food systems

Serious challenges in Europe’s agri-food systems

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The need for a sustainable food system is already recognised in Europe, but in light of increased impacts of climate change and continued high...
Russia vetoes Security Council resolution condemning attempted annexation of Ukraine regions

Russia vetoes Security Council resolution condemning attempted annexation of Ukraine regions

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Peace and Security - Russia on Friday vetoed a Security Council resolution which described its attempts to unlawfully annex four regions of Ukraine earlier...
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Ukraine: IAEA experts arrive in Zaporizhzhia ahead of mission to nuclear plant

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Wednesday

Ukraine: UN agencies deliver food, health and other support amid fighting

Matilda Bogner, head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, called for greater efforts to spare and protect civilians.  The Mission has been...

Ukraine: Urgent agreement needed to end fighting around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Agreement is urgently needed to reestablish the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine as purely civilian infrastructure and prevent a potentially “catastrophic” disaster amid the ongoing conflict, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

UN chief pays second call on Ukraine, will visit grain-exporting Black Sea Port

Secretary-General António Guterres arrived on Wednesday to Lviv, the largest city in Western Ukraine.

WFP: First Ukrainian humanitarian grain shipment leaves for Horn of Africa

The first vessel transporting Ukrainian wheat grain to support humanitarian operations run by the World Food Programme (WFP) has left the port of Yuzhny, also known as Pivdennyi, the UN agency reported on Tuesday. 

Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine 

The current humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having “a disproportionate impact” on persons with disabilities, especially children with disabilities in institutions

Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea – UNHCR

Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Belarus: Rights experts denounce withdrawal from key environmental agreement

UN experts on Wednesday denounced the decision by Belarus to withdraw from an international agreement that upholds people’s right to access information, as well as justice, in environmental matters. 

Ukraine: Prospects for end to war look bleak, despite ‘encouraging’ grain deal

The war in Ukraine shows no signs of ending, more than five months after the Russian invasion, and fighting is intensifying, the UN Security Council heard on Friday. 
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