More consensus needed on digital technology for ‘people and planet’ — Global Issues

“We have a critical opportunity to build consensus on how digital technologies can be used for the good of people and the planet, while addressing their risks,” Deputy Secretary General Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council. political affairs and peacebuilding. “But collective action by member states remains essential to achieve this goal.” New technologies support … 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

UN migration agency and EU step up aid to 325,000 Yemenis in need

People in need will receive urgently needed shelter, healthcare, cash, protection services and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support. The situation is also worsening for migrants in Yemen, especially women – Chief of Mission IOM Over the past seven years, the conflict in Yemen between a Saudi-led pro-government coalition and Houthi rebels has sparked a … Read more

The international community is called upon to support the new administration in Somalia — Global Issues

James Swan, who also leads the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), urged the authorities and the international community to take advantage of this “moment of opportunity”. Spirit of collaboration “We call on Somali leaders to work together in a spirit of collaboration and national goal. We call on Somalia’s international friends and partners, … Read more

Record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide — Global Issues

“One hundred million is a striking number – sobering and alarming in equal measure. It’s a record that should never have been set,said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. “This should serve as a wake-up call to resolve and prevent destructive conflict, end the persecution and address the underlying causes that force innocent people … Read more

‘COVID-19 is not over,’ warns Tedros at World Health Assembly — Global Issues

Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus delivered his message at the launch of the annual World Health Assembly, the WHO’s decision-making body made up of representatives from 194 countries. Noting that it was the first time since 2019 that the Assembly could be held in person, he asked ministers where the world stood after two years of the … Read more

UNAIDS ‘concerned’ by stigmatizing language against LGTBI people — Global Issues

As of May 21, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports of 92 laboratory-confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases from 12 countries not endemic for the disease. Some cases have been identified at sexual health clinics and investigations are ongoing. The disease can affect anyone According to the WHO, the available evidence suggests that … Read more

UN chief calls for ‘building a shared future for all life’ — Global Issues

“Biodiversity is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ending the existential threat of climate change, halting land degradation, enhancing food security and supporting progress in human health,” António Guterres said in a statement. communicated. The UN chief stressed that biodiversity offers solutions for green and inclusive growth and this year governments will come together … Read more

Global action needed to streamline pandemic travel measures — Global Issues

António Vitorino, director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), called for charting a course that balances health security with predictable cross-border movements. Inaction will not only affect future migration, but also a fair recovery from the pandemic, they warned. Call for harmonization Governments … Read more