United nations – List Nation http://list-nation.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 19:06:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://list-nation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png United nations – List Nation http://list-nation.com/ 32 32 Bolsonaro’s speech at the United Nations outrages Brazilians | New https://list-nation.com/bolsonaros-speech-at-the-united-nations-outrages-brazilians-new/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 19:02:05 +0000 https://list-nation.com/bolsonaros-speech-at-the-united-nations-outrages-brazilians-new/ At the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Jair Bolsonaro described a Brazil that “does not exist”. This is the expression used by the Brazilian media to refer to “the lies” told by the far-right politician who aspires to be re-elected on October 2. RELATED: ‘The war on drugs has failed,’ President Petro tells […]]]>

At the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Jair Bolsonaro described a Brazil that “does not exist”. This is the expression used by the Brazilian media to refer to “the lies” told by the far-right politician who aspires to be re-elected on October 2.

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Driven by the high level of voter rejection, “he addressed his supporters by describing a fictional country and presenting himself as a defender of freedom of expression”, commented Brazilian journalist Sandra Cohen.

“He behaved like a candidate for the UN plenary session,” she added, noting that Bolsonaro attacked Workers’ Party presidential candidate Lula da Silva without daring to mention his name.

The O Globo journalist also pointed out that Bolsonaro has sworn to eradicate corruption in the South American country despite the fact that there are criminal charges and corruption complaints against his family and former ministers.

One of Bolsonaro’s most commented on errors was the claim that 75% of the Amazon rainforest “remains intact”, which contradicts all evidence of deforestation recorded by international scientists.

“Two-thirds of all Brazilian territory remains with native vegetation, exactly as it was when Brazil was discovered in 1500,” the far-right president shamelessly declared.

Bolsonaro also sought to convince that his administration has made Brazil “a global example” of political tolerance, economic growth, sustainable development, “a country that feeds the planet thanks to its agro-industry”.

Yet, so far, repeated polls of voting intentions contradict so much megalomania,” said journalist Cohen.

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Burundi must engage in a credible and inclusive democratization process, says United Nations expert (UN) https://list-nation.com/burundi-must-engage-in-a-credible-and-inclusive-democratization-process-says-united-nations-expert-un/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:17:28 +0000 https://list-nation.com/burundi-must-engage-in-a-credible-and-inclusive-democratization-process-says-united-nations-expert-un/ Download logo Burundi must engage more effectively in the rule of law and the fight against impunity for violations and abuses committed since 2015, a UN independent expert said today. Despite the commitments and measures taken by the government, the human rights situation in Burundi has not changed in a substantial and lasting way, said […]]]>
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Burundi must engage more effectively in the rule of law and the fight against impunity for violations and abuses committed since 2015, a UN independent expert said today.

Despite the commitments and measures taken by the government, the human rights situation in Burundi has not changed in a substantial and lasting way, said Fortuné Gaétan Zongo, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights. in Burundi during the submission of his first report to the Human Rights Council since taking over the mandate.

“It is crucial and urgent to initiate reforms and a credible and inclusive democratization process in Burundi to avoid a repetition of past cycles of violence,” Zongo said. In his report, the expert recalls the obligation to render accounts since the 2015 crisis and calls for deeper institutional reforms.

The Special Rapporteur highlighted that in its 2018 Universal Periodic Review, Burundi had accepted recommendations aimed at combating impunity and agreed to establish a fully transparent and fair judicial system in accordance with international standards. In this regard, the expert recommended adopting priority measures to put an end to human rights violations and allow access to reparations, and to implement the recommendations of treaty bodies, special procedures and the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.

The Special Rapporteur noted the beginning of efforts to prosecute the perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses, but expressed concern about the selective impunity in the prosecution of alleged perpetrators of grave violations in favor of common law crimes. “The few cases of complaints of serious violations have rarely resulted in impartial investigations, and even more rarely in the prosecution and conviction of the perpetrators, which in itself is a violation of the right to an effective remedy,” Zongo said.

Given the number of cases pending before the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and the many reports of enforced disappearances, the Special Rapporteur recommended that Burundi ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from enforced disappearances. He called for concrete actions in line with the provisions of relevant international legal instruments.

The Special Rapporteur recalled that truth commissions must not only be independent but also be perceived as such by those involved in the consolidation of peace and reconciliation. He lamented the limited progress on other aspects of the transitional justice agenda, including accountability, reparations, land restitution, and security and justice sector reform.

Regarding restrictions on civic space, the expert’s report reveals that opposition political parties and trade unions find it difficult to meet. He also noted the difficult situation of human rights defenders, many of whom have been forced into exile where they live in great insecurity. The Special Rapporteur noted that human rights organizations were working in a climate of fear of reprisals. He lamented that laws on foreign non-governmental organizations and press laws limit democratic space and strengthen government control.

The Special Rapporteur underlined that the Independent National Commission for Human Rights (CNIDH) has an “A” status as a national human rights institution and works constantly to protect and promote human rights. man in Burundi. However, he recommended that the Burundian authorities guarantee its formal and material independence and provide the commission with the means necessary to carry out its mandate.

He highlighted the progress made in the fight against human trafficking in Burundi, where the judiciary has launched several investigations and prosecutions into alleged offences, convicted traffickers and referred victims for assistance. The country has also institutionalized anti-trafficking training for law enforcement officials and passed Law No. 1/25 of November 5, 2021 regulating migration to Burundi.

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burundi reiterated his willingness to cooperate fully with the Government to consolidate efforts to protect human rights and identify solutions to the challenges facing the country. He reiterated his request to visit Burundi and interact with the competent authorities and institutions.

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Launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2021-2022 https://list-nation.com/launch-of-the-undp-human-development-report-2021-2022/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 15:04:53 +0000 https://list-nation.com/launch-of-the-undp-human-development-report-2021-2022/ As prepared for delivery Undersecretary of State, Stephan Schönemann, Distinguished Guests, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,Please join us for the launch of the flagship publication of the United Nations Development Programme: the Human Development Report 2021-2022 titled “Uncertain Times, Unstable Lives: Shaping Our Future in a Changing World”. This year’s Report is the third in a […]]]>

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Undersecretary of State, Stephan Schönemann,

Distinguished Guests,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please join us for the launch of the flagship publication of the United Nations Development Programme: the Human Development Report 2021-2022 titled “Uncertain Times, Unstable Lives: Shaping Our Future in a Changing World”.

This year’s Report is the third in a trilogy of publications looking at the future of development in the “Anthropocene”.

The report comes as our global community faces a confluence of crises:

  • The world is still grappling with the devastating socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is far from over: last month we passed the tragic milestone of one million COVID-19 deaths in 2022 .
  • The world is also plagued by violent conflict, now at its highest level since the end of the Second World War. Even before the war in Ukraine, 1.2 billion people lived in conflict-affected areas.
  • Moreover, the cost of living crisis, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, is plunging millions of people into poverty, hunger and even starvation.
  • At the same time, the climate crisis is getting worse every year. Vast swathes of the world are either on fire or under water.

From instant food in Pakistan, to countries in Europe that have faced record high temperatures this year, to devastating droughts in the Horn of Africa, there is nothing ‘natural’ about the scale of these disasters.

For the first time in 32 years, the Human Development Index (or HDI) – which measures a nation’s health, education and standard of living – has declined globally for two consecutive years at the end of following the COVID-19 pandemic.

And human development has fallen back to 2016 levels.

While Denmark’s HDI scores marginally increase in 2020 and 2021, more than 90% of countries in the world recorded a decline in their HDI score in 2020 or 2021.

In more than 40% of countries, it has decreased over the two years.

It is perhaps not surprising that in this context, 6 out of 7 people do not feel sure about their future, regardless of their socio-economic status or the country where they live.

Worryingly, the report also shows that less than a third of people around the world trust themselves.

At this time of profound global uncertainty, this Human Development Report therefore aims to find new ways to “reboot” our systems to achieve a greener, more inclusive and more sustainable future for all.

The report argues that next generation policies that focus on the three ‘I’s of the future: investment, insurance and innovation will enable people to thrive in the face of uncertainty.

-Investment is needed in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to reduce poverty and inequality, promote gender equality, and drive climate action and the restoration of our natural world.

-Extend insurance, including social protection, is vital to prepare countries and communities for the next crisis. It is also a vital way to help some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.

-And Innovate in its many forms — technological, economic, cultural — is important because it will help shape our response to the development challenges of today and tomorrow.

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In short, this Human Development Report aims to advance the global conversation on how to shape the 21st Century development pathways we need to secure the future of people and the planet.

To achieve this, all countries – developed and developing – must focus on ways to advance human development, which is not just about improving people’s wealth or health.

It’s about giving people the tools they need to take back control of their lives and their future.

Crucially, the report argues that we need to regain the sense that we all have more to gain if we “co-invest” in each other rather than trying to outdo each other.

In many ways, it makes a clear argument that our “better world” is indeed still ahead of us if we make the right choices now.

I look forward to our discussion today.

Thanks.

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Kai’s Jess Murphy on her ‘United Nations of Cookies’ cookbook https://list-nation.com/kais-jess-murphy-on-her-united-nations-of-cookies-cookbook/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://list-nation.com/kais-jess-murphy-on-her-united-nations-of-cookies-cookbook/ The idea for The United Nations of Cookies came on lockdown. You were calling your friends and all of our businesses were closed or thriving – and it was a weird time. I would call my mate Eoin Cluskey at Bread 41 in Dublin and tell him how I managed to kill all my sourdough […]]]>

The idea for The United Nations of Cookies came on lockdown. You were calling your friends and all of our businesses were closed or thriving – and it was a weird time.

I would call my mate Eoin Cluskey at Bread 41 in Dublin and tell him how I managed to kill all my sourdough in Galway, and he would tell me what he was doing.

He had bought all these milk floats from the 1950s. We had this idea that it would be cool to fill one with raw milk and make a load of biscuits and drive it to the Big Grill Festival in Dublin or wherever. Who doesn’t love a glass of iced milk with a really good cookie?

Then I also received a call from Kristin Jensen at Blasta Books, who said, “What happened to that book about refugees and food you wanted to make? I told him that it seemed like it wasn’t a book that everyone really wanted in the dark, dark world, before and during the pandemic.

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Chief Jess Murphy. Photo by Nathalie Marquez Courtney

I told her about the idea of ​​cookies and how you don’t have to speak the same language to sit down with a cup of tea and a good cookie. Cookies – Eoin calls them cookies because he’s fancy – are an international language. Kristin said, “That’s the book. Let’s do it.” I phoned Eoin and said, “We’re doing a book together.

We decided to do it for the craic and for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). I support them anyway, and I’m always keen to support and highlight the incredible work they do. If you ever find your home blown up, your town gone, and your life destroyed, then these are the people you would want on your side.

Eoin and I had enough pals between us from around the world to contribute early recipes and launch the book, and things snowballed from there. One recipe is for Iranian rice crackers. We got this from Susan Golroo, who moved to Sligo in the 1980s – imagine the culture shock.

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Eoin Cluskey of Pain 41. Photo by Alan Rowlette

Eoin tested all of the Bread 41 recipes. So many recipes had no measurements, they were just based on handfuls of this and that, learned over years and years of making. People don’t bring cookbooks with them when they flee.

Then there is Marlon Jimenez-Compton, who is from Venezuela and who came here in 2003 with just a suitcase and now has Marlon’s show on Dublin South FM. He contributed a recipe for egg cookies his mother gave him with a glass of milk when he was a child.

I first met Sami al Jamous and his family in Beirut, after fleeing the war in Syria in 2013. I saw them again a year later when they arrived in Ireland. They gave us a Syrian recipe Barazeka cookie sprinkled with pistachios and sesame seeds.

We want the book to be a way of talking to children and teenagers about how we are all different but have so much in common.

There are a lot of things about cookie making that drive home how cool it is to be different; how we are not all the same size but have different colors and shapes; how some of us have pistachios and some don’t, but we’re all tasty.

I would like the book to be in every primary school in Ireland and I would like on World Refugee Day [June 20]for someone to go to schools and bake a cookie from their country.

What’s missing in the book is the Irish cookie, and I think we need to create that. I would love to go to Áras an Uachtaráin and cook with President Michael D Higgins. The national cookie might be Miggle D. I think it would be fluffy spelled shortbread – it would have to be smart flour.

The book is primarily about cookies as conversation starters. Every cookie in the book has a story, and they’re mostly stories about early memories and being home with your mom or grandma.

For me, of course, it’s the Anzacs. I bite into an Anzac, and I’m back in the Tardis in New Zealand in 1984.

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The United Nations of Cookies by Jess Murphy and Eoin Cluskey (€15) is published by Blasta Books

“The United Nations of Cookies” by Jess Murphy and Eoin Cluskey contains 28 recipes for cookies, biscuits and crackers from around the world, along with a short article on each cook and cultural background. Suitable for all abilities, but especially children, all proceeds go to UNHCR. Published by Blasta Books

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United Nations (UN) Report on Women and the African Union Reveals First-Hand Experiences of African Countries on Ending Gender-Based Violence https://list-nation.com/united-nations-un-report-on-women-and-the-african-union-reveals-first-hand-experiences-of-african-countries-on-ending-gender-based-violence/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 11:57:48 +0000 https://list-nation.com/united-nations-un-report-on-women-and-the-african-union-reveals-first-hand-experiences-of-african-countries-on-ending-gender-based-violence/ The Lessons Learned, Promising Practices and Challenges Ahead report provides first-hand experiences from eight African countries implementing the Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls. Under the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP), the UN Women Liaison Office to the AU and the African Union Commission, the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD) […]]]>

The Lessons Learned, Promising Practices and Challenges Ahead report provides first-hand experiences from eight African countries implementing the Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls.

Under the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP), the UN Women Liaison Office to the AU and the African Union Commission, the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD) launched the “Lessons Learned, Promising Practices and Challenges Ahead” report with stories and practical recommendations from eight African countries implementing the Spotlight Initiative, on addressing gender-based violence.

The report focuses on promising practices, lessons learned, challenges and mitigation strategies along with relevant recommendations from Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe. In these countries, the health, cultural, socio-economic and political dimensions of violence against women need to be addressed through social behavior change at the individual, community and societal levels.

Lessons learned from countries

  • Spotlight Initiative programs in Nigeria, Mozambique and Liberia continued their efforts to collaborate with state actors, civil society and the community in program implementation. The success of the Initiative in these countries shares similar promising practices, including elevating the role of capacity building, social media, educational outreach, multi-stakeholder and community engagement;
  • The Spotlight Initiative programs in Malawi, Niger and Mali have embraced civil society engagement to effectively implement their activities. The success of the program in these countries lies in the ability to articulate messages into tangible actions in diverse communities. Several general lessons can be learned, such as how to craft organized advocacy messages and nurture civic engagement for broader reach;
  • The Uganda and Zimbabwe Spotlight Initiative programs feature similar innovative partnerships and creative engagements with governments and local authorities in tackling legal frameworks and policy reforms; Several general lessons can be drawn, such as how to leverage and nurture judicial partnerships, and how to implement relevant policies.

In the eight African countries where the Spotlight Initiative is implemented, considerable results in ending VAWG have been recorded. Other innovative collaborations, promising practices, lessons learned and opportunities to strengthen synergies between national and regional programs can be found here.

The “Lessons Learned, Promising Practices and Challenges Ahead” report was launched following the annual continental coordination platform that took place in June 2021. The report documents lessons learned from the platform, where eight countries implementing the Spotlight Initiative shared and learned good practices, identified emerging trends, operational challenges and strategies that can be implemented for future programming.

Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP)

To eliminate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices and address their links to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRH&RR), SIARP was implemented in 2020. The program was implemented in 8 countries namely – Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The Spotlight initiative is an investment case for SDG 5 with an overall allocation of €250 million, while the Africa regional program supports the 8 national Spotlight programs with a substantial allocation of €30 million by focusing focusing on three pillars: legislation and policies; reliable and quality data; and the strengthening of women’s movements and relevant civil society organizations.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of UN Women – Africa.

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UN continues to support flood-hit Pakistan https://list-nation.com/un-continues-to-support-flood-hit-pakistan/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 04:27:29 +0000 https://list-nation.com/un-continues-to-support-flood-hit-pakistan/ The UN continued to support Pakistan’s response to the catastrophic floods by providing food, fresh water and other essential relief materials, a spokesperson said. According to Eri Kaneko, associate spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the UN team and humanitarian partners have helped 55,000 people gain access to clean water and 300,000 people have received […]]]>

The UN continued to support Pakistan’s response to the catastrophic floods by providing food, fresh water and other essential relief materials, a spokesperson said.

According to Eri Kaneko, associate spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the UN team and humanitarian partners have helped 55,000 people gain access to clean water and 300,000 people have received food aid. He said, “Our colleagues have also deployed 14 mobile clinics to offer medical services in the affected areas.”
In addition, host communities and refugee populations across the country have received more than 71,000 emergency relief items from the UN team and its humanitarian partners, including tents, plastic sheeting, stoves , blankets, solar lamps and mattresses.

Kaneko said more than 5,000km of roads and 243 bridges have been damaged or destroyed, making access a significant barrier to both aid distribution and people’s ability to leave their homes. for safer places.
The spokesperson says more than 470,000 people live in camps in Pakistan and more than 1.1 million homes have been damaged or destroyed.

An estimated 33 million people have been affected by the worst flooding in decades and more than 1,000 people, mostly children’, have died since mid-June when heavy rains began to hit the country, Jens Laerke, spokesman for the United Nations humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, said earlier.

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomes the contribution of $83 million from the United States of America (United States) to emergency and resilience programs https://list-nation.com/the-food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations-fao-welcomes-the-contribution-of-83-million-from-the-united-states-of-america-united-states-to-emergency-and-resilience-programs/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:39:31 +0000 https://list-nation.com/the-food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations-fao-welcomes-the-contribution-of-83-million-from-the-united-states-of-america-united-states-to-emergency-and-resilience-programs/ The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today welcomed an $83 million contribution from the United States of America to strengthen emergency and resilience programs in the United States. agency in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Sudan, as well as in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso, the Sahel and the West African region. […]]]>

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today welcomed an $83 million contribution from the United States of America to strengthen emergency and resilience programs in the United States. agency in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Sudan, as well as in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso, the Sahel and the West African region.

It follows a recent $80 million commitment from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) specifically focused on improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan.

“We are grateful to the United States of America for this important contribution to FAO’s mandate,” said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu. “Safeguarding the rural livelihoods of vulnerable people is key to averting disaster and saving lives through the development of local production. Such funding is essential to respond with agility and at scale in food crisis contexts.

Given its mandate to end hunger, its long-standing presence in countries and its substantial expertise and experience in humanitarian and development contexts, FAO has a unique role to play in the prevention and the fight against acute hunger and in helping countries experiencing food crises find a path to growth and prosperity.

Protecting livelihoods by providing emergency agricultural assistance at the onset of a crisis enables people to produce food and earn income, while a rapid and effective response to agricultural threats and emergencies saves lives. lives, promotes recovery and closes the gap between dependence on food aid and self-reliance. -addiction.

The new contribution was announced by Ambassador Cindy McCain, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Agencies in Rome. The funds are designed to improve food availability and access in crisis contexts, providing aid and technical assistance to smallholder farmers and livestock-dependent communities, focusing on crop production and animal.

The United States of America has been the largest funding partner for FAO’s humanitarian and resilience program since 2017. The latest contribution, part of annual support from USAID’s Humanitarian Office, represents a multiplication by three of the funds compared to the previous year.

Strengthen emergency and resilience efforts

FAO’s work in Ethiopia is set to receive $32 million in emergency assistance to improve agricultural production in the Tigray region, where conflict is a key driver of severe food shortages.

FAO is already scaling up urgent fertilizer delivery in Ethiopia’s northern region to help farmers plant their fields in the middle of the crucial planting season. The new funds will facilitate the targeted distribution of agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers and seeds, and the training of 344,000 households (involving approximately 1,720,000 people) on fertilizer application and handling, good agronomic practices, post-harvest handling and value addition.

An additional $30 million of the U.S. contribution announced today has been earmarked for emergency livelihoods assistance to maintain food and nutrition security in Afghanistan, where local food production and Incomes of the most vulnerable rural families have been affected by multiple shocks, including returning droughts and a worsening economic crisis.

More than 70% of Afghans live in rural areas and millions of men, women and children could face disaster in 2022 if agriculture and livestock are not continuously supported.

FAO plans to use the funds there to improve the food and nutrition security of 2,065,000 vulnerable and marginalized people through the distribution of winter wheat cultivation kits, a livestock protection kit for pastoralists in drought-affected areas and multi-purpose cash transfers to households without access to land and limited labor within the family.

An additional $15 million has been earmarked to strengthen food security and livelihoods in Sudan, while the remaining amounts will target people in need in Burkina Faso and the East African region. West and will help mitigate the impact of an outbreak of African swine fever in Haiti and West Africa. Dominican Republic.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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University of Kurukshetra signs pact with UN WFP https://list-nation.com/university-of-kurukshetra-signs-pact-with-un-wfp/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 21:59:33 +0000 https://list-nation.com/university-of-kurukshetra-signs-pact-with-un-wfp/ The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the University of Kurukshetra (KU) have signed a letter of agreement for a partnership on research and advocacy on issues of gender, climate change and nutrition, said a university spokesperson. Brajesh Sawhney, director of public relations at the University of Kurukshetra, said the letter was signed between […]]]>

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the University of Kurukshetra (KU) have signed a letter of agreement for a partnership on research and advocacy on issues of gender, climate change and nutrition, said a university spokesperson.

Brajesh Sawhney, director of public relations at the University of Kurukshetra, said the letter was signed between Sanjeev Sharma, registrar of the university, and Bishow Parajuli, representative and country director of the WFP in India, in the presence of the deputy Chancellor, Professor Som Nath Sachdeva. .

Under this partnership, the two will work to improve gender equality and empower women through gender mainstreaming around intra-household access to food, improving nutrition and social and financial inclusion, climate resilience, adaptation and resilience building, and improving the nutritional effectiveness of government food safety nets in increasing knowledge and demand for diverse, nutritious and fortified foods.

“As part of the partnership, WFP will also provide internship opportunities for KU students, organize workshops, learning and sharing events, provide financial support for research on areas of concern and provide global links. “, Sawhney said.

Parajuli said, “We recognize the importance of this collaboration from the perspective of the strategic contribution that higher education institutions make to building the influence of scholarship and policy to address some of the most pressing challenges, such as as the impact of climate change, gender and inclusion, around hunger and food security.

In his remarks, Vice-Chancellor Sachdeva said: “We are very pleased with this partnership between the World Food Program and the University of Kurukshetra, as this strategic knowledge collaboration will help address the challenges of access to food and nutrition insecurity.

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Current climate catastrophe and the role of the United Nations https://list-nation.com/current-climate-catastrophe-and-the-role-of-the-united-nations/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 16:22:35 +0000 https://list-nation.com/current-climate-catastrophe-and-the-role-of-the-united-nations/ By Huma Arshad The United Nations is mobilizing its resources to support Pakistan’s efforts to deal with the devastating floods in the worst affected provinces of Balochistan and Sindh, Pakistan has requested a more active role from the United Nations (UN ) in relief work after the devastation caused by the recent floods across Pakistan, […]]]>

By Huma Arshad

The United Nations is mobilizing its resources to support Pakistan’s efforts to deal with the devastating floods in the worst affected provinces of Balochistan and Sindh, Pakistan has requested a more active role from the United Nations (UN ) in relief work after the devastation caused by the recent floods across Pakistan, adding that providing humanitarian relief to people in affected areas was a high priority. This was communicated by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during a meeting with the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, Julien Harneis. The Prime Minister also discussed various areas of the UN’s work and cooperation with Pakistan, including the UN cooperation framework for sustainable development, flood relief, food security and restoration. ecosystems.

According to Pakistan’s Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman, more than 1,500 people have been killed in monsoon rains across the country since June this year, while 3,000 have been injured. According to the UN, the UN spokesperson has mobilized $7 million to respond to the floods. The United Nations provided 1,100 tons of food rations, therapeutic food and nutritional supplements to the affected areas. It also provided medicine, water purification tablets, tents, newborn kits, tarpaulins and other goods.

Following a rapid needs assessment, a response plan is being finalized to coordinate the joint response and request additional resources, including from the Central Emergency Response Fund (UN). The UN says its team in Pakistan is stepping up efforts to help millions of people affected by the recent devastating floods in the country. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $3 million to UN agencies and their partners in Pakistan to respond to the floods. This will be used for health, nutrition, food security, water and sanitation services in flood-affected areas, focusing on the most vulnerable. For its part, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with the authorities to assess needs and provide veterinary supplies, he added.

The floods caused extensive damage across the country. Millions of children, women and men have been affected since mid-June and more than a thousand lives have been lost. People have lost their homes, livestock, crops ready for harvest and their only sources of income. Infrastructure across the country suffered massive damage and roads, bridges and buildings were washed away.

The government is carrying out search and rescue operations, providing relief supplies and preparing a cash assistance programme. The UN and non-governmental organizations worked alongside the government to provide support. Ongoing assistance by UN agencies includes medical supplies and services by WHO, clean water and nutrition by UNICEF, maternal health support by UNFPA, food aid by WFP, vaccination of cattle by FAO and shelter for refugees by UNHCR.

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Alan Jones calls on Australia to turn its back on the United Nations in his climate change rant https://list-nation.com/alan-jones-calls-on-australia-to-turn-its-back-on-the-united-nations-in-his-climate-change-rant/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 01:46:15 +0000 https://list-nation.com/alan-jones-calls-on-australia-to-turn-its-back-on-the-united-nations-in-his-climate-change-rant/ Alan Jones lashes out at the UN in fiery rant saying Australians must ‘turn their backs on globalist bureaucrats’ preaching climate change as fighters battle rising electricity prices Jones lashed out at international organizations in a rant on climate change “We must turn our backs on the World Economic Forum and the United Nations” He […]]]>

Alan Jones lashes out at the UN in fiery rant saying Australians must ‘turn their backs on globalist bureaucrats’ preaching climate change as fighters battle rising electricity prices

  • Jones lashed out at international organizations in a rant on climate change
  • “We must turn our backs on the World Economic Forum and the United Nations”
  • He described them as ‘globalist bureaucrats’ who interfere with national issues

Alan Jones lashed out at the United Nations in a fiery rant on climate change.

The veteran broadcaster has taken aim at international organizations which he says are interfering with domestic issues in Australia.

“If we want any national sovereignty, we have to turn our backs on the World Economic Forum and the United Nations,” he said.

“These are outfits full of globalist bureaucrats who endlessly pontificate and try to interfere with national issues.

“The Davos (World Economic Forum) mafia keep pushing the climate agenda while the poor fighter faces the rising electricity bill!”

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Alan Jones lashed out at the United Nations in a fiery rant on climate change. He said Australians should ‘turn their backs’ on the UN

The Conservative commentator earlier said it would be an ‘economic suicide note’ if Australia continues to commit to net zero climate change policies.

“Going to net zero will cost Australia,” he said in May. “I called it a national economic suicide note.”

Australia’s government, led by Anthony Albanese, aims to cut emissions by 43% by 2030.

The Conservative commentator described the United Nations as

The conservative commentator described the United Nations as ‘globalist bureaucrats’ (pictured is the UN Security Council)

Jones said he “hopes” people in the Hunter Valley or “resource-rich” Western Australia “raise their voices” because the net-zero policy would essentially eliminate coal.

“If net zero becomes etched in the national psyche, which I fear thanks to weak politicians on both sides, their jobs will disappear,” he said.

The broadcaster then wondered what the country would be able to afford in the near future as the government planned to “stick to net zero”.

‘How can we build better roads? How to build more schools and hospitals? How do we afford to pay for those on welfare? How can we provide better conditions in the care of the elderly? ” he said.

Jones argued that Australians had forgotten that exporting resources and minerals “pays for almost all of that”.

“Politicians who have never read a book or a piece of legislation are trying to eradicate coal from the Australian economy, creating a poorer Australia.”

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