Nearly half of the world’s terror victims are African, and organized crime is increasingly entrenched – Global Issues

UNODC chief Ghada Waly said there were about 3,500 victims of terrorist acts in sub-Saharan Africa last year, nearly half the number recorded worldwide. The vast Sahel region, in particular, has become home to some of the most active and deadly terrorist groups, and understanding the links between organized crime and terrorism through rigorous data … Read more

Fuel Crisis Leads to Call for Humanitarian Corridor Amid Cholera Outbreak — Global Issues

Located in the capital Port-au-Prince, the Varreux Terminal is the main fuel access point in the country, but gangs have been blocking access since mid-September. The situation has led to a fuel shortage that has forced many hospitals and health centers to close, as well as impacting water distribution, said Ulrika Richardson, UN deputy special … Read more

Guterres says Central African Republic ‘must spare no effort’ to bring UN peacekeeper killers to justice – Global Issues

The “blue helmets” of the UN stabilization mission in CAR, MINUSCA, were traveling on night patrol, near the village of Kaita, when their vehicle detonated an explosive device. The injured were evacuated to Bouar, where they are being treated at a MINUSCA hospital, the mission said in a statement. MINUSCA said it had immediately launched … Read more

Climate change amplifies the threat of violence against women and girls — Global Issues

Reem Alsalem, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, presented a report to the General Assembly on its causes and impacts, describing climate change as “the most profound threat multiplier to women and girls, with far-reaching implications for new and existing forms of gender inequality”. She claimed that the “cumulative and gender-related impacts” … Read more

UN Report — Global Problems

In findings published in a report by the Joint Office for Human Rights in DRC (UNJHRO) and the UN Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO), the authors indicated that 93 percent of the 3,618 recorded cases of “torture, cruel , inhuman or degrading treatment” in which 4,946 were killed in conflict zones. Of that total, over … Read more

‘Trusting increase’ in deadly cholera, Tedros warns, in comprehensive global health update – Global Issues

So far, 63 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus infection have been reported, including 29 deaths; 10 infected health workers, four of whom died; and four people who have recovered and are receiving follow-up care. “WHO has released $2 million from our Emergency Emergency Fund (CFE), and we are sending additional specialists, supplies and … Read more

New WHO strategy aims to strengthen rapid response to health emergencies — Global Issues

The Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) 2030 strategy was launched at a meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, bringing together health professionals, technical experts and international partners from 110 countries. EMTs are groups of health professionals, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, support staff, and logistics staff. They are trained and prepared to provide immediate support during an emergency. A … Read more

New UN Report Urges Europe to Take More Action on Triple Environmental Crisis – Global Issues

Action is needed against emissions, waste, pollution and biodiversity loss, it says, adding that solutions can be found through a focus on a ‘circular economy’ and sustainable infrastructure. The call came at the ninth Ministerial Conference of the Environment for Europe, which runs through Friday, in the report of the UN Economic Commission for Europe … Read more

World Teachers Day highlights need to transform education — Global Issues

The statement comes in their joint message on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, which is celebrated annually on October 5. The international community is committed to transforming education – a process that must be led by teachers. A critical partner That is the firm belief of Audrey Azoulay, Director General of the UN Educational … Read more

UN envoy urges dialogue to end political deadlock in Iraq – Global Issues

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, UN Special Representative in Iraq, informed the Security Council in New York, warning that “public disillusionment is skyrocketing” because too many citizens have lost all faith in politicians. Their prolonged inactivity has sparked protests and counter-protests, culminating in deadly clashes last August. Severe Consequences, Continued Volatility “These tragic developments are undeniably the result … Read more