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SUNS # 8617 Thursday 8 February 2018

El Salvador : Urged to step up efforts to halt killings, end endemic impunity (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A United Nations human rights expert has highlighted some of the structural and systemic challenges being faced by El Salvador, including the high rate of murders, and gender-based killings, general violence and crime, as well as abuses of the right to life by non-State actors, primarily by gangs.

United Nations : Gaza health sector on verge of collapse (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
United Nations agencies have sounded the alarm on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, pointing to the devastating repercussions of the ongoing fuel shortages.

Bangladesh : Survival of indigenous tribes starts at school (PRIV)
(IPS, Chatra)
Just before sundown on Jan. 30, a group of women day labourers from the Shantal indigenous community are in a rush to wind up their work harvesting potatoes in a field in the village of Boldipukur, some 15 km away from Rangpur district in northern Bangladesh.

Opinion : BDS movement for Palestinian rights nominated for Peace Prize (PRIV)
(IPS, Oslo)
As a member of the Norwegian parliament, I proudly use my authority as an elected official to nominate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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