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SUNS # 9391 Wednesday 21 July 2021

United Nations : Number of persons detained in prisons on the rise globally (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
An estimated 11.7 million persons were detained in prisons across the world in 2019, a population comparable in size to entire nations such as Bolivia, Burundi, Belgium, or Tunisia, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said.

United Nations : US holds UNICEF monopoly for 74 years (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
With Henrietta Fore's decision last week to step down as UNICEF Executive Director, her successor is most likely to be another American since that post has been held - uninterruptedly - by US nationals for almost 74 years, an unprecedented all-time record for a high-ranking job in the UN system.

South Sudan : "If only the fighting would stop" (PRIV)
(IPS, Gumuruk)
With her bare hands, Roda clears debris and forages scraps from her wrecked teashop after attackers scorched Gumuruk, a town in the Greater Jonglei region where conflict frequently disrupts daily life and stifles progress.

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