5 October 2022
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Migration becomes a trending topic at New York Fashion Week — Global Issues

It’s not quite rags to riches, but No Nation Fashion has come a long way from its beginnings in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2021, when it was launched as way for people in transit centres to improve their sewing skills. Those involved graduated from creating reusable masks, providing protection against COVID-19, to designing unique items […]

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UN chief condemns any attempt to seize power by the force of arms — Global Issues

Allegedly, Capt. Ibrahim Traore appeared on Friday on national television announcing that Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who overthrew the country’s democratically elected president in January, had been removed from power “after failing to end the terrorist violence” that has forced 2 million people to flee their homes. In a statement published by his […]

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Delivering justice for abused child brides in The Comoros — Global Issues

Tackling this scourge was the theme of a recent UN event held during the opening session of the General Assembly, at which senior officials called for measures to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable for their crimes. “I followed him into the house. I didn’t know he was going to rape me.” At just 13 […]

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High-level independent panel on security and development in crisis-torn Sahel region launched at UN — Global Issues

The independent panel was formally announced on Saturday in New York on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate during a High-Level Event on the Sahel, held under the auspices of the United Nations, the African Union (AU) Commission, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Group of Five for the […]

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At UN, Foreign Minister Wang Yi sees ‘hope’ in turbulent times, reaffirms ‘One China’ policy — Global Issues

“We are at a time fraught with challenges. COVID-19 keeps resurfacing, global security faces uncertainty, the economic recovery is fragile and unsteady, and various other risks and crises are emerging,” he said in his address to the UN General Assembly’s high-level debate. Nevertheless, amid this “new phase of turbulence and transformation” there were reasons for […]

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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, two-thirds of countries have cut […]

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UN officials see progress as global food prices drop amid ongoing Black Sea grain deal shipments — Global Issues

UN trade chief Rebeca Grynspan reported that food prices had steadily gone down and exports from Ukraine and Russia had increased since a July 22 grain deal, “easing the pain … for 1.6 billion people in the world that have been facing a cost-of-living rise, especially because of the increase in food prices.” The Black […]

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Security Council calls for intensifying efforts to expand Yemen truce — Global Issues

Council members highlighted the tangible benefits of the agreement between the Government and Houthi rebels, now in its sixth month. They include a 60 per cent reduction in casualties.   Additionally, fuel coming through critical Huydadah port has quadrupled, while commercial flights from the capital, Sana’a, have allowed 21,000 people to receive medical treatment and […]

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‘My children ask me, what is Syria?’ Za’atari refugee camp enters second decade — Global Issues

Adil Toukan came to Za’atari camp in April 2013, from the city of al-Sanamayn in the Daraa governorate in southern Syria, along with his wife and two young children. Since then, he and his wife have had three more children, who know nothing about their home country.  “My family and I went through a great […]

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UN chief sees ‘great heights’ of human endurance and heroism amid ‘climate carnage’ in Pakistan — Global Issues

The UN chief landed in Sindh province before flying over some of the worst-affected areas on his way to Balochistan, where he met with local residents, some of whom were directly impacted by the floods. Many had lost their loved ones, homes and everything they owned, amid the near continuous monsoon rainfall, flash flooding, and […]

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