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Five things you need to know this week about global education

Support for 250m Indian students About 250 million school students and 10 million teachers will benefit from a programme to improve the quality of education in six Indian states. A $500 million loan from the World Bank will be used to help children aged from six to 17 in 1.5 million public schools in Himachal

Crop Monitor for AMIS | No. 74 – July 2020

As of the end of June, conditions are generally favourable for maize, rice, and soybeans while mixed for wheat. Conditions remain mixed for winter wheat in Argentina, the EU, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine. Spring wheat conditions are favourable. For maize, conditions are generally favourable except for dryness in parts of southern Brazil. Rice conditions

Rescued Rohingya grateful for local support after 120 days stranded at sea

EU partner IOM Indonesia continues to provide round-the-clock care to the 99 Rohingya rescued and allowed to disembark in North Aceh last week after more than 120 days stranded at sea. Concerns are raising about another boat with 500 Rohingya on board, according to authorities in Jakarta. Malaysian officials have also reported that at least

Alert 2020! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding

Alert 2020! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is an annual report analyzing the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding based on three main axes: armed conflict, tensions, gender and peace and security. The analysis of the most relevant events in 2019 and the nature, causes, dynamics, actors and consequences

In Limbo in ASEAN: Pandemic and Irregular Migration

SYNOPSIS COVID-19 has led to stricter border control measures the world over. This has had a particularly harsh impact on irregular migrants. As COVID-19 heightens their vulnerability, even as ASEAN meets in summit this week, this is an opportunity for ASEAN member states to support all those found within their borders. COMMENTARY AS OF 11

Human Rights Council concludes interactive dialogue on the Annual Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, hears presentations on Nicaragua, Venezuela, and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in Ukraine

The Human Rights Council this morning heard presentations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights of an oral update on Nicaragua, and of two reports on Venezuela and on the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in Ukraine, after concluding an interactive dialogue on the annual report of the High

Crop Monitor for Early Warning | No. 51 – July 2020

In East Africa, planting continues for main season cereals in the north while in the south crops are in vegetative to reproductive stage and have benefitted from the record March to May rainfall, except in areas affected by floods or desert locusts. In West Africa, conditions are favourable for main season crop development in southern

Human Rights Council Holds Interactive Dialogues on Violence Against Children and on Children and Armed Conflicts

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held separate interactive dialogues with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, noted that the measures taken in response to the COVID-19

Foreign Tourist Arrivals To Plunge 80 Percent This Year Due To COVID-19: Thailand Tourism Council

BANGKOK, July 1 (NNN-TNA) – The Tourism Council of Thailand said, it expects to see only an estimated eight million foreign tourists this year, 80 percent down from last year, due to the impact from COVID-19. “However, we are confident that tourism in Thailand will begin to pick up in 2021,” said Chairat Triratanajaraspon, the