Guterres urges G20 to lead the way in financial and climate justice — Global Issues

Guterres urges G20 to lead the way in financial and climate justice — Global Issues

António Guterres said the world, particularly developing countries, is facing “a perfect storm”, with growing inequalities, climate chaos, conflicts and hunger. Meanwhile, fiscal space is tightening for many, with crushing debt burdens and skyrocketing prices. “This is a recipe for global instability and suffering,” he said, speaking from Santiago, Chile….

Funding shortfall puts WFP operations in Chad at risk — Global Issues

Funding shortfall puts WFP operations in Chad at risk — Global Issues

The warning comes as aid agencies scramble to respond to a fresh wave of displacement sparked by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Darfur region of Sudan, with reports of mass killings, rapes and widespread destruction. The crisis is occurring amid the ongoing war between the Sudanese army and the…

Gaza: ‘Unprecedented and unparalleled’ civilian death toll: Guterres — Global Issues

Gaza: ‘Unprecedented and unparalleled’ civilian death toll: Guterres — Global Issues

In reply to a question at a press conference dealing with the latest emissions report, Secretary-General António Guterres said that in all the reports issued during his tenure, on children in conflict, it was clear that the current war in Gaza has seen thousands of child deaths – compared with…

UN urges dramatic climate action as records keep tumbling — Global Issues

UN urges dramatic climate action as records keep tumbling — Global Issues

The 2023 Emissions Gap Report, released on Monday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), carried a clear message – unless countries step up climate action and deliver more than promised in their 2030 pledges, the world is heading for a 2.5-2.9°C temperature rise above pre-industrial levels. A broken record Presenting…

Children’s rights in jeopardy 34 years after landmark UN treaty — Global Issues

Children’s rights in jeopardy 34 years after landmark UN treaty — Global Issues

Catherine Russell made the appeal in a statement to mark World Children’s Day, which commemorates the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. “At no time since the CRC was adopted 34 years ago have…

Secure peace with inclusive, sustainable development, UN chief says — Global Issues

Secure peace with inclusive, sustainable development, UN chief says — Global Issues

Addressing an open debate of the Security Council on the link, António Guterres said that while development alone cannot guarantee peace, it is an essential component. “No peace is secure without inclusive and sustainable development that leaves no one behind,” he said, drawing parallels to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…

‘This must stop,’ UN chief says as deaths, displacement ripple across Gaza — Global Issues

‘This must stop,’ UN chief says as deaths, displacement ripple across Gaza — Global Issues

Top UN officials echoed that call to improve conditions for Gaza’s 2.3 million people, 1.7 million of which have been displaced since the 7 October Hamas attack in Israel resulted in the killing of 1,200 Israelis and capture of 240 hostages. Since then, more than 11,000 people have been killed…