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SUNS # 9888 Thursday 2 November 2023

Rights : UN body calls for immediate ceasefire in occupied Gaza Strip (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called upon Israel and other State parties to develop and implement an immediate and complete ceasefire, as well as provide all necessary financial and humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip.

Pakistan : COVID-19 - sharing "real-time" data, consistent, simple messaging (PRIV)
(IPS, Karachi)
After months of warding off appeals from his employers to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 disease, Mohammad Yusuf, 24, working as a live-in domestic worker in Karachi's Clifton area, finally relented and got his first shot.

Rights : Parliamentarians debate how people-centred policies aid women, yout h (PRIV)
(IPS, Kigali)
Asian and African parliamentarians have committed to accelerate the implementation of a people-centered development agenda as the African continent continues to face rapid demogra phic change with several challenges, such as youth unemployment and gender inequities.

Mexico : How to defend the environment & survive in the attempt, as a woman (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
The defense of the right to water le d Gema Pacheco to become involved in environmental struggles in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, an area threatened by drought, land degradation, mega-projects, mining and deforestation.

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