Ukraine war, tensions with China loom over big Bali summit
A showdown between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin isn’t happening, but the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and growing tensions between China and the West will be at the fore when leaders of the world’s biggest economies gather in tropical Bali this week.
Ukraine FM: Moscow playing 'hunger games' with world
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is pressing Southeast Asian countries for political and material support in his county’s fight against Russia while accusing Moscow of playing “hunger games” with the world by holding up shipments of Ukrainian grain and other agricultural products.
Pakistan FM seeks compensation for damages caused by floods
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday sought compensation for the unprecedented destruction that was caused in the country in summer when climate-induced flooding killed 1,739 people and affected 33 million and displacing hundreds of thousands.
Gore announces fossil fuel emissions inventory at UN summit
A detailed inventory of the top known sources of greenhouse gas emitters launched by former U_S_ Vice President Al Gore at the U_N_ climate summit in Egypt on Wednesday found that the top 14 individual polluters are all gas and oil fields and their associated facilities, despite their emissions being “significantly underreported.”.
Takeaways: Bold proposals and 'net zero' criticism at COP27
The second day of leaders' speeches at the UN's climate conference included bold proposals, recommendations to crack down and standardize “net zero” claims and continued discussion about the situation of a jailed pro-democracy activist who is on a hunger and water strike.
Russia says it will suspend UN-brokered Ukraine export deal
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced Saturday that it will move to suspend its implementation of a U.N.-brokered grain deal that has seen more than 9 million tons of grain exported from Ukraine during the war and has brought down soaring global food prices.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Russia suspends Ukraine grain deal over ship attack claim
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced Saturday that it will immediately suspend its implementation of a U.N.-brokered grain deal that has seen more than 9 million tons of grain exported from Ukraine d[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
UN report: Climate pollution reductions 'highly inadequate'
The world, especially richer carbon polluting nations, remains “far behind” and is not doing nearly enough -- not even promising to do enough -- to reach any of the global goals limiting future warmin[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
UN demands end to violence in Haiti, sanctions gang leader
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding an immediate end to violence and criminal activity in Haiti and imposing sanctions on individuals and groups that threaten peace and stability in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation.
UN chief: 20 leading economies must help developing nations
The United Nations chief has sent a letter to finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s 20 leading economies urging that they change course and steer a global economic recovery including developing countries that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the war in Ukraine and escalating climate emergencieswashingtonpost.com
Analysis: UN chief, speaking to leaders, doesn't mince words
It was Antonio Guterres’ strongest and most striking speech since he took the helm of the United Nations in 2017, The secretary-general not only sounded a global alarm to world leaders about the survival of humanity and the planet, but he used very undiplomatic language in calling out those he blameswashingtonpost.com
UN chief warns: 'World is in peril,' and 'paralyzed'
Speaking at the opening of the General Assembly’s annual high-level meeting, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres told world leaders that nations are “gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction” and aren’t ready or willing to tackle major challenges. (Sept. 20)news.yahoo.com