Africa offers ‘home for hope’, despite new challenges: Guterres — Global Issues

“Africa is a hotbed of hope,” said Secretary-General António Guterres, citing the continent’s “growing and dynamic young population”. And with initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Area, the Decade of Financial and Economic Inclusion for Women, and the bold proposals of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, the “prospects for horizon are bright,” … Read more

Tackle the World’s Highest Youth Unemployment Rates — Global Issues

The joint statement by the United Nations Employment Agency, the ILO, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Childhood (UNICEF) was released ahead of a two-day meeting in Amman, Jordan, aimed at addressing young people’s transition from learning to work, a key priority for adolescents and … Read more

Deputy UN chief meets with inspiring young climate leaders in Indonesia — Global Issues

She was in the Indonesian capital ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which is taking place this week on the island of Bali. Civil society is the bedrock of survivors of gender-based violence. the @AND works with Yayasan Pulih in Indonesia to provide psychological and psychosocial support to women. pic.twitter.com/9FIqBta6WB — Amina … Read more

The sweet taste of modern beekeeping — Global Issues

Ilarion Celestin, was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Ministry of the Environment of Haiti as part of a project against desertification aimed at modernizing its honey production. He spoke to UN News ahead of World Bee Day celebrated annually on May 20. “I was a traditional beekeeper. … Read more

Human rights must be at the heart of the solution to the crisis in Sri Lanka: A blog by the United Nations Resident Coordinator

Sri Lanka’s severe economic crisis shows no signs of ending soon, with newly installed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warning of tougher days ahead. Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, the top UN official in Sri Lanka, told UN News that amid violent protests and the imposition of a state of emergency, any solution must involve strong democracy and respect … Read more

Return of commercial flights from the Yemeni capital after 6 years, an “important” step – Global issues

Hans Grunberg noted that the first flight to leave the Houthi-controlled airport in Sanaa – shortly after fighting escalated between rebel forces there and the Saudi-backed coalition supporting the internationally recognized government – had been a key part of the Truce Agreement last month. “This should be a time of coming together to do more, … Read more

Building Peace, One Project at a Time in Colombia — Global Issues

A cooking pot boils over an outdoor log fire at a rest area in the Serranía del Perijá, in Colombia’s mountainous rural north. More than 100 people, including former fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel group known as FARC, their families, local people as well as Colombian National Army soldiers, work together … Read more

War in Ukraine is squeezing food supplies, driving up prices and threatening vulnerable nations — Global Issues

Under the theme Ensuring global food security in times of crisisQU Dongyu, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), told agriculture ministers from wealthy G7 countries meeting in Stuttgart, Germany that the biggest threats stem from conflict and the associated humanitarian impact, as well as multiple overlapping crises. In my … Read more

Update from UN employment agency shows 4.8 million jobs lost due to war — Global Issues

The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on the world of work: first assessments estimates that the escalation of hostilities would further affect the economy, pushing job losses to seven million. However, if the fighting were to end immediately, the International Labor Organization (ILO) study indicates that a rapid recovery could restore 3.4 million jobs and … Read more

High-Level UN Conference Debates on a Precious Asset: Earth — Global Issues

Amid an UNCCD warning that up to 40% of all ice-free land has already degraded, threatening serious consequences for climate, biodiversity and livelihoods, world leaders meet in Abidjan under the theme of “Earth, Life. Legacy: from scarcity to prosperity ». “We face a crucial choice,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told participants. “We can either reap … Read more