Thursday, May 27, 2004

Ten stories the world should hear more about

With the world's focus on Iraq and its perpetual obsession with Israel-Palestine, it's easy to forget that those aren't the only two things going on in the world. But the UN News Center offers its list of ten stories the world should hear more about.

Child soldiers in Uganda
Turbulence in the Central African Republic
AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
Demands for peacekeeping stretch UN resources
Post-civil war rebuilding Tajikistan
Women as peacemakers
Persons with disabilities fight for equality
The Bakassi Peninsula
Overfishing and its threat to marine biodiversity
Indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation


For more on any of these stories, click here.

And of course, you can't forget the ethnic cleansing in Darfur, Eastern Sudan which has cost tens of thousands of lives and displaced over a million people. Another 100,000 are believed to be at risk for famine if the dictatorship (whose militias are committing the ethnic cleansing) doesn't allow humanitarian workers into the region.

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