2030 development agenda ‘failed’ on racial equality and non-discrimination — Global Issues

“Despite the promising rhetoric of the 2030 Agenda, it largely fails to deliver on its promise to ‘leave no one behind’ when it comes to the principles of racial equality and non-discrimination,” said E. Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism. . , racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. limiting progress Presenting the … Read more

New suspicious mass graves found in Tarhuna, says UN human rights investigation – Global Issues

Speaking in Geneva, Mohamed Auajjar, chairman of the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya, told journalists that a culture of impunity still prevails across the war-torn country, posing “a major obstacle” to national reconciliation, truth and justice. for victims. and their families. With regard specifically to Tarhuna, the report gathered testimonies and found evidence of “widespread … Read more

Democratic Republic of Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak — Global Issues

There have been four confirmed cases of Ebola and one probable case, all of which have died, the WHO said in a statement. The outbreak was the third in Equateur province, northwest Congo. In the previous outbreak in Equateur Province, which lasted from June to November 2020, there were 130 confirmed cases and 55 deaths. … Read more

Caribbean is ‘ground zero’ for global climate emergency: Guterres — Global Issues

The Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an immense protected area that covers about 11 percent of the national territory, is recognized for its table mountains and endless biodiversity – some considered undiscovered – and remains mostly inaccessible and unaffected by climate change. human action. activity. From above, the rainforest canopy has been painted … Read more

UN Chief – Global Issues

Suriname is considered a carbon negative country as its tropical forests absorb more emissions than the country emits. Thick green foliage seems to be almost everywhere, even close to the outskirts of the capital, Paramaribo, which is dotted with bustling markets and cultural centers. On Saturday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres saw first-hand the commitment of … Read more

Haitian children at the mercy of armed gangs as schools close — Global Issues

Steve (not his real name) dreamed of becoming a teacher when his life was turned upside down last year. Due to the increase in gang-related violence in his neighborhood, his school was closed and the 15-year-old found himself roaming the streets at the mercy of armed groups. “I joined the gang in February 2021. They … Read more

What COVID-19 taught us about risk in a complex and interconnected world — Global Issues

From the mangroves of West Bengal to the vast archipelago that makes up Indonesia, and from the bustling port city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, to the tropical coasts of southern Togo, the systemic risks of the COVID-19 pandemic have been exposed in human terms. Millions of people who were already struggling to make ends meet, often … Read more

Migrant deaths in Libyan desert ‘warning call’ for stronger protections — Global Issues

“The death of twenty people in the Libyan desert yesterday is yet another wake-up call for the entire international community and a reminder that we are a long way from achieving the goal of ‘leave no one behind’, the mantra of the 2030 Agenda,” said Federico Soda, Head of Mission of the International Organization for … Read more

In Afghanistan, women take their lives out of desperation, hears Human Rights Council — Global Issues

This comes as the main UN rights forum in Geneva agreed to a request by member states for a rare urgent debate on the issue on Friday. Addressing the Council, Fawzia Koofi, former vice-president of the Afghan Parliament, said that lack of opportunity and poor mental health were taking a terrible toll: “Every day there … Read more

UN Ocean Conference ends with call for greater global ambition and commitment to address dire state of ocean — Global Issues

Recognizing the past “collective failure” in the final declaration of the Conferenceworld leaders called for greater ambition to ensure the dire state of the ocean is resolved and frankly admitted to being “deeply alarmed by the global emergency facing the ocean”. In closing, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Miguel de Serpa Soares, praised the … Read more