UN agencies warn again of record hunger next year in West and Central Africa – Global Issues

According to the latest analysis by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme, more than 35 million people, including 6.7 million children, are currently unable to meet their basic needs for food and nutrition. (WFP). The number could rise unless urgent and long-term solutions are not … Read more

UN chief urges governments and businesses to take more action to protect nature — Global issues

“Ecosystems have become playthings for profit. Human activities are destroying once thriving forests, jungles, farmland, oceans, rivers, seas and lakes,” he said. “Mankind’s war against nature is ultimately a war against ourselves.” Ambitious action plans The UN chief spoke on the sidelines of the conference, which is expected to set new goals for nature over … Read more

New political deal ‘offers way’ to realizing Sudanese aspirations — Global Issues

Special Representative Volker Perthes praised military and civilian leaders, saying they have come a long way since then. “The framework agreement now provides a way to realize the aspirations of Sudanese youth, women and men,” he said from the capital, Khartoum. Path to democracy The document should lay the foundations for a final agreement and … Read more

‘Raw violence’ displaces thousands during ‘brutal conflict’, says UNHCR — Global Issues

“And more people are fleeing as the conflict intensifies,” Arafat Jamal, UNHCR’s representative in the world’s youngest country, said in a press release. At least 3,000 people have already fled to neighboring Sudan, further escalating the refugee crisis in South Sudan, which is already the largest in Africa. ‘Citizens under fire’ “Citizens are being attacked … Read more

Record aid brings ‘hope for a better future’ to forcibly displaced people: UNHCR — Global Issues

Coupled with a $400 million pledge from UNHCR’s private sector partners – a group of independent NGOs known as the National Partners – in Argentina, Australia, Germany, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, total pledges for 2023 equal to $1.53 billion. This will allow the UN agency to start the … Read more

UN chief raises alarm at major UN biodiversity event — Global Issues

The conference is being heralded as a major COP on biodiversity as it is expected to lead to the adoption of a new Global Biodiversity Framework, which will guide global actions through 2030 to conserve and protect our natural resources. The delegates and organizers hope that this framework will have a more sustainable impact than … Read more

Griffiths to Security Council – Global Problems

Amid ongoing humanitarian operations, Martin Griffiths told ambassadors he had come to New York to brief them on “the widespread death, destruction, displacement and suffering” since the February 24 invasion, and the challenges posed by the ongoing violence and bring winter weather. worsened. “More than 14 million people are still forcibly displaced from their homes … Read more

Missile strikes threaten millions with a cold and hungry winter – Global problems

At the regular press briefing in New York, Associate Spokeswoman Stéphanie Tremblay told journalists that according to the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, citing local authorities, is affecting affected regions in the north, center and south, as well as the capital Kyiv . “In Odessa, the water supply has been compromised due to a … Read more

Investigation Team Reaches Next Level in Effort to Bring ISIL Terrorists to Justice — Global Issues

He highlighted the progress made by the Investigation Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD), and said the evidence collected and analyzed supported the preliminary findings of its previous report. He cited crimes against Christians such as slavery and forced conversion; “significant progress” in the development and use of chemical and biological … Read more

More than 1 in 5 globally suffer from workplace violence: ILO — Global Issues

This first global survey of experiences of violence and harassment at work aims to create a better understanding and awareness of a problem rooted in complex economic, social and cultural factors, the ILO said in a press release published Monday. Experiences of workplace violence and harassment: a global first survey assesses the magnitude of the … Read more