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07:49 min | 5 d ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"Climate change seems to have moved out of the priorities for many decision makers around the world. And this is a suicide. We need unity. We need cooperation. We need dialog and the present geopolitical divides are not allowing it to happen. We need to increase the support to developing countries when most of the hotspots in the world come from countries that do not contribute in a meaningful way to climate change. Hello, you're listening to the lid is on with me, Connor Lennon. Now we thought we'd bring you a short bonus episode today, Monday, the 19th of September, because my colleague, nagi's shaken skya, has interviewed the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, and we wanted to share it with you before the general debate begins tomorrow in the General Assembly building here at UN headquarters in New York. The interview was an opportunity for the SG to reflect on the events of the last year, which has been dominated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and of course the climate crisis. Mister Guterres recently returned from Pakistan, where floods covered around a third of the country, and there's a real risk of famine in Somalia, which has yet again been hit by drought. Nagi began by asking mister Guterres what he has to say to those who still don't believe that the climate crisis is real. Climate change is the finding issue of our time. And I'm extremely worried because with the war in Ukraine and with several other events, climate change seems to have moved out of the priorities for many decision makers around the world. And this is a suicide. We see emissions growing, and we see fossil fuels become fashionable again. When we know there's a fossil fuels are the main responsible for the progressive war against nature that we have been waging in our history. It is absolutely essential to reduce emissions from now on. And fortunately, when we should be able to reduce 45% of the emissions up to 2030, we are with the perspective of increased emissions of 14% in 2030. So we absolutely need to reverse this trend. We are moving into a catastrophic situation, and we have not much time to turn things around. And at the same time, when it looks at Pakistan, the level of destruction, an area flooded that three times the area of my country. We need to increase the support to developing countries, not only in the reduction of emissions, but in building resilience in building the sustainable infrastructure that is necessary for those countries to be able to resist to the impacts that are already devastating over them. When most of the hotspots in the world come from countries that do not contribute in a meaningful way to climate change. Thank you. Every year, Azure in a new session of the General Assembly often seen at the highlight of their year for the United Nations. What is your focus for these years GA? The first since the pandemic that we are meeting in person and with a major war in Europe taking away attention from other priorities for the world. Well, my main objective is to make it clear that the geopolitical divisions that we are witnessing today are terrible when the world is facing climate change when all is facing the perspective of other pandemics and the coffee is not yet been solved. When the world is facing high levels of inequality between developed countries and developing countries and Eugene equality inside countries, when the world needs to really turn around in all these aspects, we need unity. We need cooperation. We need dialog and the present geopolitical divides are not allowing it to happen. We need to change course. The war in Ukraine has triggered one of the fastest and biggest refugee crisis in human history. Keith was bombed as ue visiting the country. As is how does this crisis differ from many others that you've seen as a high commissioner? And later as secretary general. Most of the crisis I have witnessed are crises in developing countries relatively poor countries. And most of them are internal, even if the words, there is an intervention of external powers, but they became as civil wars or terrorist activities inside the country. Now we have a war between one superpower and Ukraine that is also a modern country. And we are talking of levels of devastation that are not possible in situations where the nature of the armaments and the military capacity in place are completely different. So this is indeed once again a war between two states, created by the invasion of one state by another. With levels of armament and levels of mobilization of forces that is unparalleled in recent times. On the other hand, we are witnessing the fastest movement of refugees and displaced persons in recent history. With terrible humanitarian consequences. You are hosting a major gathering to look at transforming education which has suffered in so many countries. You are keen to find responsive to the economic slowdown that has seen a massive decline in progress in sustainable development. In the midst of major geopolitical tensions, what is your best case scenario to make progress on these fronts? Well, if I had to choose one thing to improve the world situation, peace and security, that thing would be education. If I had to choose one thing to improve the capacity of understanding of climate change and the response to climate change, that thing is education. When I look to anything that could reduce inequalities in the world, that scene would be education. But unfortunately, we are seeing with the dramatic situation that we have in the world today, climate war pandemics, we are see budgets, education budgets being reduced. And so the summit on education is a moment to mobilize the whole international community to make countries understand that they need to invest much more in education and to make developed countries understand that they need to amplify together international financial institutions. The support to developing countries for them to be able to invest in education. We have launched the international finance facility for education. We've got Brown and my hope is that this facility will be quickly funded by all donors in order to make really a difference in the most vulnerable populations

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02:30 min | Last month

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. In Ukraine at least at 900 and 72 children have been killed or injured by violence since the war escalated nearly 6 months ago. That's according to the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, which settled Monday that an average of over 5 children have been killed or injured each day since the Russian invasion on the 24th of February, UNICEF executive director Catherine Russell noted that the death toll was only the number that the UN had been able to confirm, and that the true number was almost certainly much higher. Miss Russell noted that explosive weapons had caused the most child casualties, including in populated areas of mariupol, Luhansk, cremin chuk and Vince, among other places. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has spoken out against the terror attack in Somalia, which left at least 20 people dead and many others hurt, after gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital Mogadishu, in a statement mister Guterres offered his condolences to the families of the victims, as well as the government and people of Somalia. He also wished a swift recovery to the injured, and said that he stood with Somalis in their fight against terrorism and their march towards peace, according to reports that security forces battled for more than 30 hours to overcome gunmen who stormed the Hyatt hotel last Thursday. The development came as the UN World Food Program WFP warned that the number of people at risk of starvation in the hall of Africa is now 22 million, successive failed reigns across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have caused the worst drought in 40 years and created famine like conditions in the worst hit areas. To Iran now where top Ewan appointed independent rights experts on Monday appealed to the state to stop persecution and harassment of religious minorities. The experts who include Javad rayman special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran alleged that the number of arbitrary arrests there was increasing. There have also been enforced disappearances of members of the Baháʼí Faith and the destruction of confiscation of their properties they said this policy bears all the signs of systematic persecution, the experts said in a statement which coincided with the international day for victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief which is marked annually on the 22nd of August. Daniel Johnson, you are news.

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03:59 min | Last month

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"And doesn't have arrest warrants issued for the military and police. Yes, it's an advance, but the complete story is not yet known. And can not be known until the highest level officials are held to account. And Chad's president brings together hundreds of representatives for a national dialog ahead of elections, an opposition leader tells us why he's staying away. Also in the program, the compact disc is 40 years old, what happened to yours. That's after the news. Hello, I'm Eileen McHugh with the BBC News. Security forces are still fighting Islamist militants who took over a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu more than 24 hours ago, at least 20 people are said to have been killed. Locals are reporting gunfire explosions and smoke billowing from the roof of the hayat hotel, where a security official says Al shabab militants are holed up with hostages, anxious relatives have gathered outside the hotel. The BBC's Beverly or Chiang is monitoring developments. There have been victim portraits that are being shared online, many who are said to be either business owners at the highest hotel, others who are members who are visiting family members in Mogadishu. It's not clear if government officials were caught in the crossfire violence, but these details will continue emerging, especially if the police do give an update pretty soon. Child's military junta has opened a national dialog that is meant to lead the way to democratic led elections, the country's military ruler Muhammad idris Deby told the delegates the event marked a decisive moment in Chadian history. Today we find ourselves at a decisive turning point in the history of our country, because we will lay the first milestones for the refoundation of our republic. The milestones that we, together, are going to sit here and now and in the following days, commit us all. General Deby has previously said decisions taken at the forum will be legally binding, more than 1400 delegates, so present, including from some rebel groups, but other insurgents are boycotting the process. The UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for international cooperation to ensure that Russian food and fertilizer as well as Ukrainian grain are able to reach global markets. Mister Guterres was speaking in Istanbul, where turkey is coordinating an effort that's enabled the revival of Ukrainian exports through the Black Sea, James Reed reports. Antonio Guterres praised the Black Sea grain initiative as crucial work for humanity. But he said the resumption of exports from Ukraine was only half of the deal. It was also vital to ensure that Russian food and fertilizer were given unimpeded access to global markets. These exports are not subject to western sanctions, but the UN chief said they faced obstacles related to shipping finance and insurance. He urged all countries and the private sector to help overcome these difficulties. Air defense systems have again been in operation in the Crimean port of Sevastopol after several nights of presumed Ukrainian drone attacks, the Russian appointed governor of Sevastopol Michel raz was the urged people to remain calm. The occupied city is the home of Russia's Black Sea naval fleet on Thursday the local air base was targeted a day later the harbor. This is the latest world news from the BBC. And it's WNYC in New York. I'm Lance lucky. Days after an MTA worker was assaulted while on the job in The Bronx, the head of the transit agency says he wants the suspected attacker banned for three years. Yesterday, Jenna Lee burr said he wants the suspect Alexander Wright, barred from accessing the systems bus is transit system and commuter rail lines. He's asking The Bronx district attorney to apply a provision in state law that's been on the book since 2020. It's a significant new step

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02:15 min | Last month

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is in using brief from the United Nations. Secretary general Antonio Guterres visited the national university of Louisville in Ukraine on Thursday. There, it reflected on the importance of civil society and academia in the development of modern democracies. Mister Guterres said that the school had made very important contributions to the organization, specifically to the UN charter as Luis son, a co author at graduated from there. The university has also contributed extensively to Holocaust research into the analysis of human rights violations and genocide. The secretary generally arrived at Louis von Wednesday and will go on to Odessa and Istanbul, turkey, over the following days, while in the country you will stop by one of the three Ukrainian ports, participating in the framework of the Black Sea initiative to export wheat grain. Moving to Afghanistan, the UN mission in the country unama deplored whence this attack on a mosque in Kabul and explosion reaped through a crowded mosque in the Afghan capital, claiming over 20 lives in injuring 40 others according to media reports. This is the latest in the disturbing series of bombings that have killed and injured more than 250 people in recent weeks. According to unama, it marks the highest monthly number of civilian casualties over the last year. Amidst deteriorating security throughout the country, the UN called on the de facto Taliban authorities to take concrete steps to prevent all forms of terrorism in Afghanistan. On Twitter, the UN mission expressed its sympathies to the families of those kills and called for more support for vulnerable communities. Thursday marks four years since the passing of former UN secretary general Kofi Annan regarded by many as a guiding force for good, across the UN system, messages paid tribute to mister Annan, remembering him as an advocate for a better, fairer world. Serving as UN secretary general from 1997 to 2005, mister Annan, championed many significant initiatives. From stronger human rights to global peacekeeping operations and revitalizing the UN itself by creating the new role of deputy chief and effective ethics office and zero tolerance for sexual exploitation is legacy lives on. An academy

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02:51 min | Last month

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. As will continues to devastate Ukraine and its people, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has said that its immoral that major oil and gas companies are reporting record profits from skyrocketing energy prices. Mister Guterres was speaking at a briefing of the global crisis response group on food energy and finance, set up by the UN chief after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It is immoral for oil and gas companies to be making record profits from these energy crises on the back of the poorest people and communities and that a massive cost to the climate. The combined profits of the largest energy companies in the first quarter of this year are close to 100 billion U.S. dollars. I urge all governments to tax these excessive profits and use the funds to support the most vulnerable people through these difficult times. The global crisis response group called on governments to find effective funding for energy solutions such as cash transfers and rebates to protect vulnerable communities from rising energy prices. Other measures including windfall taxes on the largest oil and gas companies should be accompanied by investment in more cost effective renewable forms of energy. The response groups briefing said. Healthy life expectancy among Africans living in mainly high and upper middle income countries on the continent has increased by almost ten years. The UN health agency WHO said on Thursday. The World Health Organization said that African life expectancy has increased to 56 years compared with 46 at the turn of the century, although this is still well below the global average of 64 outside the African continent healthy life expectancy increased by only 5 years. WHO said that Africans have benefited from better access to essential health services up from 24% in 2000 to 46% in 2019, along with gains in reproductive maternal newborn and child health, there's also been considerable progress made against infectious diseases. In particular, the rapid scale up of HIV tuberculosis and malaria control measures from 2005. Back to the Ukraine conflict now and the UN secretary general has said that he intends to set up a fact finding mission to investigate the deadly shelling of a prison in the east of the country, Antonio Guterres told journalists on Wednesday evening that Russian and Ukrainian officials had requested a probe into the deaths. It comes after an attack on a prison in the non government controlled east Ukrainian town of lenika, on the 29th of July, dozens of Ukraine soldiers reportedly died in the strike, both parties to the conflict have denied responsibility for the strike on the prison. Daniel Johnson, UN news.

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03:29 min | 2 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The official inauguration of a control center in Istanbul to oversee the Black Sea grain initiative for the export of lifesaving foodstuffs from Ukraine has been welcomed by the UN secretary general. The joint coordination center, which opened on Wednesday, will be staffed by senior representatives of Ukraine, Russia, turkey, and the UN, the agreement allows merchant ships to transport grain and related foodstuffs and fertilizers from the three Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea to the rest of the world. Since Russia's invasion began, it's been impossible to ship supplies to markets which rely on Ukraine's exports, raising the threat of dangerous food shortages in a statement issued by his spokesperson, UN chief Antonio Guterres underscored how important it was for all parties to work in partnership directly to reduce rising global food insecurity. Mister Guterres added that the food crisis and in particular high prices would also be alleviated by implementing the memorandum of understanding between the UN and Russia on the distribution of Russian food and fertilizer to world markets. Teams have said that they're ready to reach victims of a magnitude 7 earthquake in the northern Philippines that reportedly left 5 dead and more than 130 others injured. Tremors were felt hundreds of kilometers away in the capital Manila after the quake hit northern Luzon island the most heavily populated island in the Philippines at 8 43 a.m. local time on Wednesday, access remains difficult, however, as roads have been blocked by the emergency. The World Food Program or WFP said in a short update to UN news on Thursday, according to the Philippine institute of volcanology and seismology, there were more than 13 aftershocks within hours of the initial earthquake. UN Children's Fund UNICEF said that earlier reports from the quake's epicenter in abra, confirmed damage to homes, hospitals, and roads, with buildings evacuated, temporarily, pre positioned emergency supplies and teams are on standby and ready to support the authorities relief efforts the UN agency said highlighting that in any emergency children are among the most vulnerable. Atop UN appointed human rights expert on Thursday has condemned the alleged double standard in Poland and Belarus towards those forced to flee the war in Ukraine, UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales, who is mandated by the Human Rights Council in Geneva, said that although hundreds and thousands of Polish households had offered a warm welcome to Ukrainian nationals, the reality for others seemed very different, mister Gonzales Morales was referring to third country nationals, who had been based in Ukraine at the outbreak of the war, particularly people of African descent and other minorities who he said had not found it so easy to integrate in Poland. People with irregular migration status faced heightened difficulties in obtaining residents permits and proper shelter, said the special rapporteur after visiting the border area between Poland and Belarus, that was where tensions fled late last year when between 2004 thousand migrants, many from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East were forced to camp in freezing conditions before the political dispute was resolved between both countries. Mister Gonzalez Morales said that although the border area was relatively calm compared to last winter, some migrants who included new arrivals had remained stranded between Poland and Belarus, and subject to violence and pushbacks from both sides, Daniel Johnson, UN news..

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03:34 min | 2 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The Caribbean is ground zero for climate change. The UN secretary general has warned, speaking from Suriname when 90% of its land surface is covered by rainforest and turning Guterres said that unfortunately, a warming planet is not the only challenge that the wider region faces. Speaking at the 43rd Caribbean community and common market conference in the surinamese capital, Paramaribo, mister Guterres also called for immediate debt relief for developing countries whose development was being crippled by arduous repayments, the UN chief added that he fully supported the creation of a Caribbean resilience front and the reform of the international financial system to help the region better respond and prevent massive vulnerability to external shocks, this included moving beyond the financial systems preoccupation with per CAPiTA income had establishing a multi dimensional vulnerability index to determine access to finance support. New suspected mass graves have been uncovered in tahuna Libya a Human Rights Council probe reported on Monday, highlighting continuing extreme rights abuses in the country that have affected children and adults alike in Geneva the independent fact finding mission on Libya known as FM in short said that a culture of impunity still prevailed across the war torn country. It represents a great obstacle to national reconciliation truth and justice for the victims and their families, regarding tahuna specifically, which is 65 kilometers from the capital Tripoli, the missions report found evidence of widespread and systematic enforced disappearances, murder torture and imprisonment, amounting to crimes against humanity, committed by alcano or can yet militias. Here's one of the investigators Tracy Robinson now. The fact that mission has discovered three sites into huna, where they've already discovered for sites of mass graves, and these three sites are sites, which FM believes are probable sites of mass graves. We don't know how many. These are sites which no need to be excavated. But there have been hundreds of persons who we know have not been yet discovered, who have been disappeared. Staying with human rights at a top rights expert has called for new corporate regulations to protect vulnerable communities from environmental harm caused by deforestation, chemical and plastic production and other activities. David Boyd, UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment issued a set of recommendations on Monday covering human rights and environmental abuses. His blueprint also covers fossil fuel exploitation and other large scale extractive activities by business entities that are harming people and the planet and doing so unchecked, he said. Businesses operating in the global economy routinely abused the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and other human rights, mister Boyd insisted, the rights expert who was appointed by the Human Rights Council added that the most vulnerable people who are affected by business activities, children, women indigenous peoples, local communities, and people with disabilities commonly face the worst obstacles to getting justice. Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence laws are necessary to hold business actors to account. Mister Boyd added, among the laws on the issue of rights and the environment being debated today, the special rapporteur welcomed the European Commission's corporate due diligence proposal for major companies, which would have to be completed before they could compete for business in the European Union. Daniel Johnson, UN news..

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"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

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03:40 min | 3 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"Food and energy crisis need help urgently from the world's richest nations to avoid disaster U.S. secretary general Antonio Guterres said on Friday, mister Guterres, who was addressing an international conference convened by Germany to try to stabilize soaring food and commodity prices, said that only by working together with countries find these solutions. This had to involve reintegrating Ukrainian and Russian food and fertilizer into the marketplace, the UN chief insisted, despite the war in Ukraine that has followed its invasion by Russia on the 24th of February, to make this happen, mister Guterres explained that he and his team had been an intense contact with Ukraine, Russia, takei, the U.S., the EU and others to achieve a package deal that will enable Ukraine to export food not only by land, but through the Black Sea to bring Russian food and fertilizer to world markets without restrictions. To illustrate the scale of needs globally, the UN secretary general explained that hundreds of millions of people on the poverty line had been crushed by the rising cost of living. Their number included in formal workers who were mainly women, smallholder farmers, micro and small business owners, and people with disabilities, mister Guterres said, in a call for flexibility from financial institutions to help heavily indebted developing economies stay afloat. Israeli forces were behind the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu akle, not indiscriminate Palestinian shots, the UN human rights office OH CHR alleged on Friday, miss ackley and experience television journalist, familiar with reporting in the occupied Palestinian territories, was killed on the 11th of May, as she attempted to report on in Israeli security operation in Janine refugee camp in the West Bank. After launching its own investigation into the killing, said that its findings were consistent with many others that the shots that killed her came from Israeli security forces. Speaking to journalists, in Geneva, spokesperson Ravenna champs ani described miss ackley's final moments with her colleague Ali. She noted that there was no evidence of activity by armed Palestinians close by. At around a half past 6 in the morning, as four of the journalists turned into the street leading to the camp, wearing bulletproof helmets and flak jackets with press markings. Several single, seemingly well aimed bullets were fired towards them from the direction of the Israeli security forces. One single bullet injured Ali samadi and the shoulder and another single bullet hit Abu akle in the head and killed her instantly. Israel has rejected the findings of the OH CHR probe, adding that the Palestinian authority has not handed over the bullet that killed mister ackley. Two eastern Afghanistan were search and rescue operations are continuing two days after a deadly earthquake hit the provinces of cost and patika, in an update on Friday UN Children's Fund UNICEF said that several thousand homes have been destroyed or damaged. Berm Al district in Paktika province reportedly has the highest number of casualties after the 5.9 magnitude quake struck early on Wednesday. Here's Muhammad Aya, UNICEF representative to Afghanistan. As of late last night, at least 1036 people were reported killed and more than 1643 reported injured. At least 121 of these deaths were children and 67 of those ninjas were also children. The total number of people killed or injured is not yet confirmed, verifications are ongoing, and we expect to see these numbers going up in the hours and days to come. Deliveries of lifesaving supplies are ongoing,.

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03:24 min | 3 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This system is in brief from the United Nations. The impact of the war in Ukraine has been hugely damaging to global food security, energy, and finance, and its speeding up, that's the message from UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, who on Wednesday called for action to address lack of access to food this year and a possible lack of food full stop next year, with an additional 47 million people potentially facing severe food insecurity in 2023, mister Guterres renewed his call for the Russian invasion of Ukraine to end to release food from the embattled country's ports and despite the Russian aggression, the food and fertilizer that it also produces must be made available to the world again despite the war the UN chief said, to make this happen, mister Guterres has created a crisis response group on food energy and finance, headed by top UN officials, trade chief Rebecca Greenspan, and relief chief Martin Griffiths in the past ten days they've shuttled between Moscow Kyiv Ankara Brussels and Washington, the UN chief said, but he declined to offer further details insisting that speculation could put at risk millions of people around the world. Staying with ongoing international efforts to address growing concerns over global food security linked to war in Ukraine, a top UN official on Wednesday, urged countries not to impose restrictions on the export of foodstuffs that are in such short supply elsewhere. Food insecurity and high prices can become a trigger for instability, said Q dong yu, director general of the UN food and agriculture organization, FAO. Addressing the Mediterranean dialog on food crisis conference in Rome, mister Q insisted that we must keep the global food trade system open and ensure that Agri food exports are not restricted or taxed. The Mediterranean Sea region includes 22 countries on three continents, many of which rely on serial imports from Ukraine to feed their population the FAO top officials said, most countries in the region increased food imports to meet domestic consumption needs even prior to the war in Ukraine. Monkeypox infections in non endemic countries have passed the 1000 mark and the risk of it now becoming established in some is real, the World Health Organization or WHO said on Wednesday at a press conference in Geneva, director general of the UN health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that 29 countries where the virus does not usually circulate, had confirmed cases of monkeypox. Here's WHO monkeypox expert, doctor Rosamund Lewis. The cases that are being reported now are still primarily in the non endemic setting among men and still primarily among men who have sex with men. There are a few reports now of cases amongst women and not that many. And at the moment, there is still a window of opportunity to prevent the onward spread of monkeypox in those who are at highest risk right now. The sudden and unexpected appearance of monkeypox in these countries suggests that it may have gone undetected for some time, Tedros said, but he added that the virus could be prevented from establishing itself in non endemic countries if those who became infected isolated themselves at home and avoided close contact with others. So far this year, Africa, where it's endemic, has seen more than 1400 suspected cases of monkeypox and 56 people have died from it. The disease has been responsible for deaths across Africa for decades, tetra said, Daniel Johnson, UN news.

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03:30 min | 3 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The UN secretary general has condemned in the strongest terms a brutal attack on a Catholic Church in southwest Nigeria at the weekend, which left at least 50 people dead and wounded dozens more in a statement antoni Guterres described the attack in the Saint Francis Catholic Church in uwe under state as heinous, as worshippers gathered on Sunday to celebrate Pentecost, an important date in the Christian calendar, according to reports attackers infiltrated the congregation before shooting at people who'd gathered for mass inside the church, attacks on places of worship are abhorrent, the UN secretary general added, before urging the Nigerian authorities to spare no effort in bringing those responsible to justice. To date, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is considered unusual for Southwest Nigeria. It is a more peaceful region than the country's north where there have been numerous kidnappings for ransom by bandits and past attacks on churches by separatists. Echoing mister Guterres condemnation of the killings, the UN alliance of civilizations, called for the mutual respect of all religions and faiths and for greater communal efforts to foster peace. The UN agency is behind a plan of action to keep places of worship safe and to allow people of all faiths to practice their religions in peace in light of the attack UN AOC high representative Miguel martinos urged all governments to support the plan's implementation. Renewed concern about desperate hunger levels in Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa now amid reports that parents have had to bury their starving children by the roadside as they try to seek lifesaving medical help. The alert on Tuesday from UN humanitarians follows four successive seasons of failed reigns, a situation not seen in at least 40 years, which have left 386,000 children in acute need of lifesaving treatment for severe malnutrition in Somalia alone. This is worse than in 2011, when famine claimed the lives of 250,000 in Somalia, most of them children, from the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, his rania daggash deputy regional director for eastern and Southern Africa. The lives of children in the Horn of Africa are also at an increased risk because of the war in Ukraine. And I think it's important to emphasize this because Somalia alone used to import 92% of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine, but supply lines are now blocked. In addition to calling on the international community to provide more funding for emergency assistance, UN humanitarians have stressed that what is also needed is investment in Brazilian building measures to save people's livelihoods and prevent them from having to leave their homes in search of food, water, and healthcare. To Ukraine and the devastated port city of Mario pole, where worrying reports of cholera haven't yet been officially confirmed, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, speaking to journalists, in Geneva, doctor Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization, WHO, said that the agency has previously issued warnings that the preventable disease could easily spread in mariupol, where water and sewage pipes have been destroyed by weeks of shelling that followed the Russian invasion on the 24th of February. Cholera prevention and treatment kits have been put in place, along with preparation measures for vaccines, doctor Harris said she noted that mariupol experienced a cholera outbreak in the summer of 2011 to date the latest reports of the cholera outbreak have not been confirmed by laboratory analysis. She added, Daniel Johnson, UN news.

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02:38 min | 4 months ago

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"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The UN Human Rights Council met in special session on Thursday in Geneva, prompted by increasing concern over atrocities committed against civilians following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of February, a mounting number of reports and testimonies point to possible war crimes in Ukraine, particularly in areas controlled until recently by Russian forces, said UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet. This killing of civilians often appeared to be intentional, carried out by snipers and soldiers. Civilians were killed when crossing that road or leaving their shelters to seek food and water. Highlighting the latest harrowing findings of UN investigators in the Kyiv and Chan of regions was bachelorette told the forum that 1000 civilian bodies had been found in the key of region alone, some had been killed in hostilities, but others appeared to have been summarily executed. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has added his voice to international condemnation of the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu akle in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian American reporter for Al Jazeera TV, was shot dead on Wednesday while covering an operation by Israeli security forces in janin. She was a veteran reporter and wearing a protective vest that clearly identified her as a journalist. In a statement mister Guterres said that he was appalled by the killing before calling for an independent investigation into the incident, so that those responsible can be held accountable. There is uncertainty about who fired the fatal shot that killed miss ackley, journalist at the scene reportedly disputed an Israeli account that Palestinian fighters may have been responsible. Two North Korea also known as DPRK, where the UN health agency has said that it is committed to help the country respond to COVID-19 after its first declared infection was reported in the media on Thursday, responding to UN news, the World Health Organization, WHO, said that it was in touch with the authorities, but has yet to receive an official report from the country's health ministry, after reports that the highly contagious omicron variant has been identified. Doctor Edwin Salvador WHO representative to DPR Korea said that the UN agency had supported the country in developing its national preparedness and response plan for COVID-19, with partners including UN Children's Fund UNICEF and gavi the vaccine alliance, WHO also supported DPR careers COVID-19 vaccine deployment plan. The country is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the UN partnered covax scheme. Daniel Johnson, UN news.

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UN News

03:18 min | 6 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged private investors businesses, cities, states, and regions to do more to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Mister Guterres comments came as he unveiled a plan to develop stronger standards for net zero pledges by partners below the national government level in the fight against climate change, despite growing pledges of climate action, global emissions are at an all time high, mister Guterres warned, and they continue to rise, he said, adding that the latest science shows that climate disruption is causing havoc in every region already. The key objective is to stop global temperatures from rising one and a half degrees Celsius above pre industrial levels as the international community agreed in Paris in 2015, but the UN chief warned that the world was losing the race to reduce global temperature rise. Governments had the biggest responsibility to achieve net zero emissions by mid century, especially the G 20 industrialized nations, he said, before calling on every business, investor, city, state, and region to walk the talk on their net zero promises. The UN launched the biggest appeal ever for a single country on Thursday when it appealed for $4.4 billion to help 22 million people in Afghanistan. Needs there are dire and worsening after recurring drought and two decades of fighting. Speaking from Kabul, UN emergency relief chief Martin Griffiths said that he'd been profoundly disturbed after visiting a hospital where he saw severely acutely malnourished children being fed in intensive care. The humanitarian situation is grim. For tens of millions of people, life hangs just by a thread. Mister Griffiths said that the economy remains too weak to sustain the lives of ordinary Afghans, who are suffering the most. Today, half the population faces acute hunger, including 9 million who are in a state of emergency food insecurity, which is the highest number in the world. Now, have you heard of arboviruses, they're some of the world's most dangerous mosquito borne illnesses such as dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, and Zika. They're all mosquito borne illnesses too, and they represent massive health threats in tropical and subtropical parts of the planet where more than half the world's people live. Faced with a growing number of arboviral outbreaks worldwide, the UN health agency on Thursday launched a global initiative to prevent a new pandemic, doctor Mike Ryan, whose head of the World Health Organization's emergency program explained that the scheme would tackle the broad but related threats posed by dengue yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika in different parts of the world. Each of these diseases there have been gains in different aspects of surveillance, response, research and development, but sustainability is often limited to the scope and duration of disease specific projects. There is an urgent need to reevaluate the tools at hand and how these can be used across diseases to ensure efficient response, evidence based practice, equipped and trained personnel and engagement of communities. Doctor Ryan noted that interest in the WHO initiative has been strong in the two year run up to Thursday's launch, despite the pressures of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as there are concerns about arboreal disease spread in populations that are least equipped to deal with them. Daniel Johnson, UN news.

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UN News

03:53 min | 6 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news and brief from the United Nations a month since Russia's invasion of Ukraine people's health needs there are dire and getting worse UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday the situation is particularly critical in mariupol and elsewhere tetra said where the World Health Organization or WHO has not been able to dispatch a humanitarian convoy because of the ongoing violence, other Ukrainian cities have received 150 tons of medical supplies from the WHO hub in lviv in western Ukraine, but access to many locations remains blocked. Tedros issued an appeal to Russia to stop the war before condemning ongoing attacks on hospitals, patients and medical staff. 64 attacks on healthcare since the start of the war. And we are in the process of verifying further attacks. Attacks on health must stop health systems, facilities, and health workers are not and should never be a target. UN chief Antonio Guterres said an ambitious 5 year global deadline on Wednesday to ensure that people worldwide are protected by early warning systems against extreme weather and climate change, marking world meteorological day, mister Guterres said that early warnings and action save lives, he added that the world meteorological organization of WMO would lead the effort and present an action plan in November at this year's UN climate conference or cop 27 in Egypt. Mister Guterres warned that human caused climate disruption is now damaging every region, and that it was unacceptable that one third of the world's people are still not covered by early warning systems. This mainly involves least developed countries and small island developing states, and the situation is even worse in Africa, where 60% of people lack early warnings on storms, heat waves, floods, and drought. Well, TB day is marked on the 23rd of March, and this year the World Health Organization WHO has called for urgent investment in the fight against tuberculosis to save millions more lives, although TB is preventable and curable, it remains one of the world's deadliest infectious killers, each day it claims more than 4100 lives, and close to 28,000 people fall ill after becoming infected, and this, despite the fact that 66 million lives have been saved since 2000. The need for global action is more urgent than ever the WHO said, as the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of progress in preventing TB transmission, meaning that for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths increased in 2020. Conflicts across Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East have made vulnerable populations more susceptible to TB, underscoring the need to ensure that commitments made by global leaders to end TV are met. The UN health agency said that global spending on TB diagnostics, treatments and prevention in 2020, was less than half of the annual global target of $13 billion for research and development and extra 1.1 billion per year is needed. In Kenya, a sustainable agriculture project has helped farmers move away from the harmful practice of growing tobacco in favor of a healthier alternative. The UN said on Wednesday, the scheme offers training to tobacco farmers so that they can switch to alternative crops that are easier to harvest, such as beans. So far growers have sold 135 tons of beans to the World Food Program or WFP, providing them significantly more income than from tobacco farming, growing beans has the added advantage that they're full of iron, which helps to counter numerous health and development problems among children and pregnant women. The project has seen farmers health improve increased school attendance from children previously working on farms and better crops for the environment replacing tobacco, said UN agencies WHO and FAO, who noted that tobacco farmers and their families are exposed to serious health risks from the nicotine that is absorbed through the skin when handling wet tobacco leaves, exposure to heavy use of pesticides and tea tobacco dust. Daniel Johnson, UN news..

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UN News

04:54 min | 7 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"Latest mRNA technology to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. The development announced on Wednesday follows the successful establishment of a similar hub in South Africa. The new hub based outside soul will serve all low and middle income countries wishing to produce vaccines insulin, monoclonal antibodies and cancer treatments. Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam are among those to receive the lifesaving technological know how. In other COVID news in Africa Thursday, the 24th of February marked one year since the first COVID-19 vaccines reached the continent from the UN partnered covax scheme. So far, 400 million doses have been administered in Africa, beginning in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the WHO said, although vaccination rates on the continent remain among the weakest in the world. But supply challenges have now been overcome and Africa has regular coronavirus vaccine deliveries, WHO said, noting that 90% of covax orders to the continent have been fulfilled in the last 6 months. The headlines there are now to this week's interview which follows the global disability summit in Oslo, which was where UN secretary general Antonio Guterres called for all countries to do more to put people with disabilities front and center of their post COVID recovery plans. People with disabilities have been dying at vastly higher rates, mister Guterres said in his keynote last week, all because they faced persistent barriers in health systems. The UN population fund, UN FBA, meanwhile, said that women with disabilities were up to ten times more likely to experience sexual violence. To raise awareness about this and other issues affecting people with disabilities, UN FPA has launched a super exhibition. It's called wanted a world for 1 billion. It features people with disabilities including IRENA varres so cordova from Ecuador. She has cerebral palsy and for her the exhibition was a chance to explain what's important. Let's hear from her now. My body tells the world I have movements that I can't control, but I'm here. I want to be here and I want this world to change because there are more girls who may be never so themselves represented in a doll who never associated with a character on TV, or in a politician who has involuntary movements. So that's it. From Ecuador, who, as I say, features in the UN FBI exhibition wanted a world for 1 billion and to talk more about it, I spoke to the fund's Leila sharafi as the global disability summit got underway..

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UN News

03:33 min | 10 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The emergence of the threatening new omicron variant shows how important it is for the world to end the current cycle of panic and neglect over the COVID-19 pandemic. That's according to the head of the World Health Organization at Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who told a special meeting of the organization's governing body in Geneva on Monday. The greater international corporation is essential to preserve hard won gains. The world health assembly meeting was convened to decide on the issue of a so called pandemic treaty. An international agreement is needed urgently said Tedros, who insisted that global health security was too important to be left to chance, goodwill or shifting geopolitical currents or the vested interests of companies and shareholders. Very emergencies, another reminder that although many of us might think we're done with COVID-19, it's not done with us. We're living through a cycle of panic and neglect, hard bone gains, could vanish in our innocent. Our most immediate task, therefore, is to end this pandemic. In his call for a pandemic treaty, WHO's Tedros highlighted unequal COVID vaccine distribution. In less than a year, almost 8 billion vaccines have been administered around the world, Tedros said, making it the largest vaccination campaign in history. But despite warnings by the WHO that the poorest and most vulnerable countries would be trampled in the global stampede for vaccines, more than 80% of jabs have gone to G 20 countries, low income countries have received just 0.6% of all vaccines, and most of these nations in Africa said. Continued violations of the rights of Palestinian that people in peril the chances of them ever living peacefully with Israeli communities, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday, the secretary general's message, which comes ahead of the international day of solidarity with a Palestinian people, noted that the unresolved situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security. Specifically, mister Guterres warned that persistent violations of the rights of Palestinians, along with the expansion of settlements, risk eroding the prospect of a two state solution. Despite being encouraged by recent engagements between senior officials on both sides, the UN chief said that containing the situation is not sufficient. The coronavirus pandemic will cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021. The UN's tourism body said on Monday, calling the sector's recovery fragile and slow. According to the latest forecast by the United Nations world tourism organization, the same amount was lost in 2020, making it one of the sectors hit hardest by the health crisis. Demand for travel could be further affected by uneven vaccination rates and new COVID-19 strains, such as the new omicron variants, which is caused dozens of countries to bring in new restrictions in recent days. Spikes in oil prices and the disruption of global supply chains have also had a negative effect. Although a 58% increase in tourist arrivals was registered in July to September of this year compared to the same period in 2020. This remained 64% below 2019 levels, the UN body noted. Katy dartford, UN news.

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UN News

03:58 min | 10 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. Over the last week, COVID-19 infections have elevated with 3.6 million cases reported globally as opposed to 3.3 million in the previous 7 days the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. In its weekly epidemiological update, the UN health agency noted that infections in Europe had increased by almost twice the global average. The announcement followed a WHO warning that Europe could see more than 2 million coronavirus related deaths by March. In a related development, WHO said that it was up to individual countries to decide whether to vaccinate youngsters against COVID, while also pointing out that serious coronavirus vaccine shortages remain globally. Last month the UN health agency panel said that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks for all age groups. Latest WHO data shows that children under 15 represent only 0.1% of reported global deaths from the coronavirus, which rises to 0.4% for 15 to 24 year olds. 5 years after a peace deal was signed between the Colombian government and farc oppositional forces, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urged local communities on Tuesday to persevere with their efforts to keep violence at bay. It costs work to build peace and take care of it and sustain it. Mister Guterres told residence of dabil in the northern town of Leno grand. He added, however, enemies of peace remain. Since 2017, more than 300 former combatants have been murdered, and almost 500 rights defenders in civic leaders have died in violent attacks throughout the country. Mister qataris said he admired the tenacity and commitment of the people who continue to bet on building peace in Colombia on a day to day basis. He also warned that ensuring their security is vital to consolidating peace. UN special envoy hands grinberg wrapped up an official visit to Cairo on Wednesday as part of the ongoing bid to bring an end to fighting in Yemen. In a statement, mister grinberg's office said that he had held meetings with the Egyptian foreign minister and the secretary general of the league of Arab states, his diplomatic push for peace that comes amid renewed serious concern for the people of Yemen's northern and region. The UN migration agency IOM warned a new alert that active frontlines have shifted more in the past two months than at any time this year. This has forced yet more people to flee their homes in the oil rich region, many for the fourth or 5th time with more than 45,000 people displaced since September, according to IOM data. A warning now that we may soon reach a tipping point when anti microbial resistance becomes the leading cause of death surpassing heart disease and other so called lifestyle illnesses. According to the food and agricultural organization, the wide use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials has led to growing resistance to their effectiveness. It is estimated 700,000 people die from AMR related causes each year, and that could soar to 10 million by the year 2050 if no actions are taken. To help mitigate and contain the risks these drugs must be avoided and prevention measures must be taken, keep something FAO's chief veteran officer said, based on his doctoral research in Southern Africa, doctor Sutherland suggested giving livestock and crop produces clear alternatives. This includes good animal hygiene nutrition and good soils as well as good genetic selection. High income countries could also help less developed countries take a more progressive approach to crop protection, while providing resources to encourage a farm level biosafety and biosecurity. The use of alternatives to antibiotics, such as vaccination, probiotics and prebiotics in feed, may reduce the likelihood of AMR, the goal is not to eliminate anti microbials, but to preserve their utilities, said doctor symptom. Katy dartford, UN news..

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UN News

04:17 min | 11 months ago

"mister guterres" Discussed on UN News

"Hello in this week's show a worrying state of emergency continues in Ethiopia where UN staff are being held. The secretary general wants them released immediately. A farmer deal that gives a lot more people a chance to get COVID-19 antivirals than ever before, and tough words for the tobacco industry from the World Health Organization. And in this week's interview with UN communications, chief Melissa Fleming, why it's crucially important that the organization should do more to listen to what young activists are saying for everyone's sake. Stay with us too for closing comments from the show's regular guest, so long as we take a Cortes. That's all coming up in this week's you can catch up dateline Geneva with me, Daniel Johnson. Thanks for listening. First, the news. This is a news and brief from the United Nations. Master rests linked to Ethiopia state of emergency have continued in recent days reportedly of people of degree in origin. UNH office, which CHR has said, at least 1000 individuals are believed to have been detained in the last 7 days under far reaching state of emergency powers linked to the yearlong conflict in northern Ethiopia, which CHR spokesperson list rossel said on Tuesday. They're worrying reports that many of those detained have not been informed of the reasons for their detention. Nor have they been brought before a court of law or other tribunal to review the reasons for their detention and have not been formally charged. In a related development, the secretary general has repeated his call for the immediate release of UN staff members attained in the country. Mister Guterres explained in a statement issued by his spokesperson on Wednesday that the organization's workers were being held without charge and no specific information has been provided regarding the reasons for their arrest. UN staff carry our critical and impartial work in Ethiopia, the UN chief insisted before warning that reported arbitrary arrests and attentions only serve to widen divisions and resentment between groups. All parties to the conflict should prioritize the welfare of civilians and put down their weapons now mister Guterres said. COVID-19 news now, and a massive boost for access to lifesaving coronavirus medicines for low and middle income countries. The welcome development comes after UN global health agency unit said on Tuesday that it had helped to reach a voluntary licensing agreement for a Pfizer antiviral treatment, meaning that the drug can now be produced genetically worldwide. The medicine which has taken orderly is designed to be administered with another antiviral retainer. Under the terms of the unit led deal, manufacturers will be able to supply both drugs to 95 countries, covering more than 50% of the world's population. This includes all low and lower middle income countries and upper middle income countries in sub Saharan Africa. Unit had said that Pfizer will not receive royalties on sales in low income countries. Turning to the UN's battle against tobacco use, the World Health Organization signals science of a pivotal downward shift in the numbers of users globally. Citing new data, the WHO welcomed the news that there are 200 million fewer tobacco users today compared to 2015. That means that 1.3 billion.

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