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Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

This will be the first shipment of humanitarian food assistance under the Black Sea Grain Initiative signed last month by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye. 

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

‘Very alarming’ conditions at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,  IAEA chief warns

The situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has deteriorated rapidly to the point of becoming “very alarming,” Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi warned the Security Council on Thursday afternoon.

Council adopts regulation on a voluntary reduction of gas demand by 15% this winter

The regulation on the voluntary reduction of gas demand by 15% this winter foresees the possibility for the Council to trigger a "Union alert" and then the reduction of gas demand would become mandatory.

Houses of Worship: Saint Peter’s Basilica

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest and oldest Christian denomination in the world, with some 221,700 parishes, 467,000 clergy, and 1.3 billion members.  The home of the Catholic Church is in Rome and is headed by the Bishop of Rome, better known as the pope. The pope is the successor to the apostles of […]

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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.

Consumer credits: why updated EU rules are needed

MEPs support updating EU rules on consumer credit to protect consumers faced by new digital options and the difficult economic situation.

UNODC celebrates International Youth Day by working for and with youth

© UNODC Vienna (Austria), 12 August 2022 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is proud to recognize International Youth Day by celebrating the theme, “Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for All...

Water scarcity: Commission gives advice on water reuse in the agricultural sector

Today, the Commission published guidelines to help Member States and stakeholders apply the rules on the safe reuse of treated urban waste water for agricultural irrigation. With several Member States increasingly suffering from droughts, reusing...

Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

From Ethiopia to Chad and Palestine, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN’s fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, is helping millions of boys and girls affected by conflict around the world to pursue their dreams.

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. 

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Safety at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement in Support of the IAEA’s Efforts to Promote Nuclear Safety and Security at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

Faith-Based Answers to Substance Abuse and Addiction

Rehabilitation from the tyranny of drugs has a spiritual as well as a physical component, and many faiths, instead of turning their backs on the problem, tackle it head-on within their own religious modalities. ...

Italy: 50 Muslim and Scientologists joined to clean up the main Street of the Great Mosque of Rome

Rome - On Saturday 23 July 2022, more than 50 volunteers from the Islamic Cultural Centre of Italy and Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology cleaned up the stretch of Viale della Grande...

Ukraine: the EU imposes restrictive measures on Viktor and Oleksandr Yanukovych

The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on two additional individuals in response to the ongoing unjustified and unprovoked Russian military aggression against Ukraine. The Council added the pro-Russian former President of Ukraine Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych and...

WHO calls for optimizing brain health to benefit people and society

At some point in their life, one in three people will develop some type of neurological disorder – the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, launching its first-ever position paper on optimizing brain health across the entire life span.

Bahá’í homes destroyed and land confiscated by Iranian government agents

Iranian government agents sealed off the village of Roushankouh, demolishing Bahá’í homes and confiscating their lands, escalating the persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran.

More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine 

The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday in Geneva. 

Boat Drivers and Smuggling Networks: New UNODC Research Questions Assumptions about Smuggling of Migrants by Sea 

Canary Islands (Spain), 9 August 2022 - In the final months of 2020, when the world was still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of smuggled people arrived on the Canary...

Indigenous women’s work to preserve traditional knowledge celebrated on International Day

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for amplifying the voices of Indigenous women, which is critical to achieving a just future for all people.  

On the life in Christ (2)

Author: St. Nikolay Kavasilas Word one: Life in Christ is realized through the sacraments of divine baptism, holy anointing and communion 36. Since before the Cross it was impossible to find forgiveness of sins and deliverance...

For myself and for the bishops (verses 225-439)

Author: St. Gregory the Theologian Reading the lower lines, one can hardly imagine that centuries separate us from the author. Some readers might exclaim, “Well, so nothing new under the sun! There have always been...

Oat, soy or almond milk and what is good to know about them

Every day you encounter plant-based beverages (milk) — with different tastes and aromas — and with a variety of uses. Oats, soy, almonds and others - the choice is huge and can satisfy every...

Japanese innovation – cooling clothes for pets

Japan, like many countries around the world, has been hit by a series of heat waves this summer. To help dogs, who, like humans, suffer from the heat, a clothing manufacturer from Tokyo has...

Selected texts from the Holy Fathers on the pastoral ministry

"Woe to you, because you shut up the kingdom of heaven from men" (Matt. 23:13). This is said to the bishops, who neither themselves teach the people the way of salvation, nor urge the...
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