News headlines in December 2021, page 3

  1. Rights experts hear how ‘racialized gatekeeping’ impacts development in France

    - UN News

    France should consider the economic and development benefits of partnership with people of African descent, the head of a Working Group appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said in a statement on Monday. 

  2. UNESCO marks semi-centennial anniversary of biosphere preservation

    - UN News

    The UN cultural agency commemorated on Monday the 50th anniversary of its Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which created in 1971, has been promoting a long-lasting connection between people and nature.

  3. 2021 Year in Review: ‘We underestimate this virus at our peril’

    - UN News

    Despite the almost miraculous development of effective vaccines against COVID-19 in 2020, the virus continued to spread and mutate throughout the last year, with much of the blame placed on a lack of effective global collaboration as a key reason for the prolonged pandemic. 2021 also saw the launch of a UN-backed programme to help developing countries protect their populations against the virus, and steps were taken to prepare for future global health crises.

  4. Infectious diseases present ‘clear and present danger’ everywhere

    - UN News

    COVID-19 continues to demonstrate how quickly “an infectious disease can sweep across the world”, pushing health systems to the brink and upending daily life for all of humanity, the UN chief said on Monday, marking the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

  5. Myanmar: UN humanitarian chief calls for probe into ‘grievous’ attack on civilians

    - UN News

    Authorities in Myanmar must investigate a recent deadly attack against civilians in Kayah state, the UN humanitarian affairs chief Martin Griffiths said in a statement on Sunday.

  6. Secretary-General, UN leaders, mourn Archbishop Desmond Tutu - ‘a towering global figure for peace’

    - UN News

    Secretary-General António Guterres was among UN leaders paying tribute on Sunday to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, describing him as “an unwavering voice for the voiceless.”

  7. Former ‘failed State’ Somalia on fragile path to progress: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

    - UN News

    Somalia has been riven by decades of conflict and extreme weather events but, says Adam Abdelmoula, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, there are signs of progress amidst a host of ongoing challenges.

  8. Lebanon crises increase suffering of migrant domestic workers

    - UN News

    Many migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are denied basic human rights, and suffered abuse at the hands of their employers. Since the worsening economic crisis in the country their plight has, if anything, worsened.

  9. ‘Grasp this opportunity’, Guterres says, following announcements by Ethiopia and Tigray forces

    - UN News

    In the wake of recent developments in northern Ethiopia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday urged warring sides to seize the opportunity to bring an end to more than a year of fighting in the Tigray region.

  10. Severe Water Stress, Absolute Scarcity for 2 to 4 Billion Humans by 2025

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Dec 23 (IPS) - Now it comes to the scary water crises, as it is estimated that, globally, over two billion people live in countries that experience high water stress.

Powered by Inter Press Service International News Agency and UN News