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

‘Don’t work for climate saboteurs,’ UN chief tells graduates, in favor of a renewable energy future — Global Issues

UN Secretary General António Guterres was delivering the commencement address at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, one of the oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities in the United States, near New York. He told the graduates that they must be the generation that succeeds in meeting the aspirations of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) … Read more

Deputy UN chief hails resilience of Bali students in the face of disaster threats — Global Issues

Fortunately, the alarm that prompted them to evacuate was only a training exercise, but by following the planned evacuation route, the students said they were confident they could react quickly and calmly in the event. real emergency. “I will tell my parents, my family and I will do my best to protect themfourth-grade student Ni … Read more

Tedros re-elected as head of the World Health Organization — Global issues

First elected in 2017, his re-election by secret ballot was confirmed at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva. He was the only candidate. The vote was the culmination of an electoral process that began in April 2021 when Member States were invited to submit nominations for the position of Director General. The WHO Executive … Read more

Zimbabwean peacekeeper wins UN Gender Advocate Award — Global Issues

Congratulating military observer Major Winnet Zharare, 39, as “a model and a pioneer”, Secretary General António Guterres will present him with the award on Thursday at a ceremony marking the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. UN. “Building trust, advocating for peace” Throughout his 17-month assignment with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), … Read more

Sudan has little time to resolve political crisis, warns mission chief — Global Issues

“The crisis facing Sudan is entirely national in origin and can only be solved by the SudaneseVolker Perthes, who is also head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), told Council members. Envoys from the trilateral mechanism facilitating the intra-Sudanese talks – the United Nations, the African Union and the regional … Read more

The world’s richest countries are harming the health of children around the world: UNICEF – Global Issues

“Not only do the majority of wealthy countries fail to provide healthy environments for children within their borders, but they also contribute to the destruction of children’s environments in other parts of the world,” he said. Gunilla Olsson, Director of UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. Unhealthy. Dangerous. Toxic. This is the world that the … Read more

Disgraced Chad captain wins second UN peacekeeping award for ‘outstanding courage’ — Global Issues

Captain Abdelrazakh – who joined the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in January 2021 – was deployed to Aguelhok super camp in the northeast when he was attacked by an armed terrorist group who was trying to take over the base and its outposts. He led a daring counterattack to defend the … Read more

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