Financing education, imperative for ‘peaceful, prosperous, stable societies’ – UN chief — Global Issues

Secretary-General António Guterres, speaking alongside his Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, drew attention to the critical issue of innovative financing for education. He reminded that the “world is experiencing multiple crises”, and governments, businesses and families everywhere are feeling the financial strain. Moreover, since the COVID-19 pandemic began,…

Brazilian artist’s mural ‘for the planet’ proves big draw for UN General Assembly — Global Issues

Spreading along the First Avenue entrance just above New York’s iconic 42nd Street, and rising above the national flags of the world which stretch uptown, the panel covers some 350 square metres, and is due to be officially launched on Friday. The artist, who has more than 20 other works…

‘Solutions lie in solidarity’ UN chief says on South-South Cooperation Day — Global Issues

South-South cooperation is unity among people and countries of the developing world, known as the global South, which contributes to national well-being, collective self-reliance and achieving the global goals.  “South-South and triangular cooperation are critical for developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate disruption, address the global health crisis,…

Social contract needed to lift Asia and Pacific region’s workforce out of poverty — Global Issues

“Our region spends less than half of the global average on social protection,” saidESCAP Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana. “Almost 60 per cent of the population has no social protection coverage against normal life events such as pregnancy, child-raising, sickness, disability, unemployment or simply getting old”. The 2022 Social Outlook for…

Women lead marine restoration efforts in the UNESCO Seaflower Biosphere Reserve — Global Issues

Known as ‘the island in the Sea of the Seven Colors’, San Andres is the biggest island in the Seaflower, containing part of one of the richest coral reefs in the world San Andres itself is a coral island, meaning it was geologically built by organic material derived from skeletons…

In meetings in Tunisia, UN deputy chief upholds relevance of SDGs, education for all — Global Issues

Ms. Mohammed was in the country to attend the eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8), which concluded that day. The conference has been organized by Japan since 1993, under the philosophy of “African Development for African people.” It is co-hosted by the UN, the UN Development Programme (UNDP),…

People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world — Global Issues

Commemorated annually on 12 August, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that this year’s theme – “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages” – reminds us of “a basic truth” that “we need people of all ages, young and old alike, to join forces to build a better world for all”….

what an environmental tragedy can teach us about climate resilience and ecosystem restoration — Global Issues

The mountainous Colombian island of Providencia – which lies midway in the extension of the Caribbean Sea that separates Costa Rica and Jamaica – is home to stunning colours of the sea, lush underwater landscapes, extensive mangrove forests, and even tropical dry forests. The diversity of marine ecosystems and surrounding…

Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education — Global Issues

ECW offers affected children and youth an opportunity to learn free of cost – in safety and without fear –  to grow and reach their full potential. A journey and a dream UNICEF Ethiopia/Eyerusalem Yitna At age nine, Bchiote Moorice fled embattled Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for her…