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First Person: Filipino elderly ex-prisoner’s joy of ‘sleeping and eating’

According to Government figures, the number of inmates are four times over the planned capacity, making the Philippines one of the most overcrowded penal...
WHO launches unique training course to enable parliamentarians in global health security

WHO launches unique training course to enable parliamentarians in global health...

The World Health Organization has released "The Role of Parliaments and Parliamentarians in Strengthening Health Security Preparedness", an online training course. This essential resource...
Top official warns of weakened regional security following withdrawal from West African economic bloc by Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger

Top official warns of weakened regional security following withdrawal from West...

Leonardo Santos Simão, who heads the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), told the Security Council that by “renouncing ECOWAS”, the...
DR Congo: Conflict escalation linked to deadly Mpox threat

DR Congo: Conflict escalation linked to deadly Mpox threat

For decades, conflict in the mineral-rich eastern DRC has triggered alarming levels of violence, mass displacement, widespread disease, gender-based violence and severe mental trauma,...
Sudan: UN-hosted talks on local ceasefires to continue in Geneva

Sudan: UN-hosted talks on local ceasefires to continue in Geneva

Heavy conflict erupted last April between rival militaries over a proposed transition to civilian rule, following a military coup in 2021 and the 2019...
Crushing the scam farms: Southeast Asia’s ‘criminal service providers’

Crushing the scam farms: Southeast Asia’s ‘criminal service providers’

As we reported earlier in the week, there has been a proliferation of illicit operations, known as scam farms, following the COVID-19 pandemic, across...