Archive for September 15th, 2022


Around 12 Million Children May Never See a Classroom

Human Wrongs Watch

13 September 2019 (UN News)* – New data published by the United Nations cultural agency on Friday, reveals that without taking urgent measures, around 12 million young children will never set foot inside a school, with girls facing “the greatest barriers”.

© UNICEF/Frank Dejongh | Children working at the market in the town of Korhogo, in the North West of Côte d’Ivoire. (2017)
“According to our projections, nine million girls of primary school age will never start school or set foot in a classroom, compared to about three million boys”, said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
According to updated information on the world’s out-of-school children from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), little or no progress has been seen in more than a decade.

The End of the COVID-19 Pandemic Is in Sight: World Health Organization

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — As the number of weekly reported deaths from COVID-19 plunged to its lowest since March 2020, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday [14 September 2022] that the end of the pandemic is now in sight.


PAHO/Karina Zambrana | A nurse prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccination northern Brazil.

“We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic”, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists during his regular weekly press conference.

The UN health agency’s Director-General explained however, that the world is “not there yet”.

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