News headlines in 2022

  1. US Supreme Court ruling on environmental protection ‘a setback in our fight against climate change’

    - UN News

    The ruling by the United States Supreme Court against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, is “a setback in our fight against climate change” said the UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

  2. Ethiopia still in grip of spreading violence, hate speech and aid crisis

    - UN News

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    UN-appointed rights investigators announced on Thursday that they’ve launched a probe into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. 

  3. ‘Effort and patience’ required to restore Iran nuclear agreement

    - UN News

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    Despite diplomatic engagements, restoring the so-called Iran nuclear agreement continues to be hindered by political and technical differences, the UN political and peacebuilding chief told the Security Council on Thursday.  

  4. New UN financing initiative goes live to power climate action

    - UN News

    A new UN-led financing tool to strengthen weather and climate forecasting, improve life-saving early warning systems, safeguard jobs, and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience, officially opened for business on Thursday.

  5. Save lives, support development, and ‘steer our world to safer roads ahead’: Guterres

    - UN News

    Road traffic accidents claim nearly 1.3 million lives each year, cost some countries up to three per cent of their annual GDP, and are the biggest killer of five to 29-year olds globally, the UN General Assembly President told a High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety on Thursday.

  6. Mexico Makes Risky Bet on Liquefied Gas in New Global Scenario

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 30 (IPS) - Liquefied gas does not occupy a prominent position in Mexico's energy mix, but the government wants to change that scenario, to take advantage of the crisis unleashed by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the need for new sources of the fuel due to the sanctions against Russia.

  7. A Voice for African Wildlife: A Conversation with Kaddu Sebunya

    - Inter Press Service

    St Davids, Wales, Jun 30 (IPS) - The CEO of the Nairobi-based African Wildlife Foundation, Kaddu Sebunya – in London to mark AWF’s 60th anniversary while fundraising and lobbying – shares his thoughts with IPS on the climate and food crises, how Africans have their voice, why western countries need a ‘reset’ with Africa, what Prince Charles should say to the Commonwealth, how China is eating western ‘cake’, and what worries him more than anything else.

  8. Ukraine: Four months after Russian invasion, humanitarian needs intensify

    - UN News

    Across Ukraine, the scale of needs caused by Russia's invasion is still massive and human rights concerns persist, UN humanitarians said in an update on Thursday, as they repeated calls for access to the country's Black Sea ports to export vitally needed cereals.

  9. Scientific knowledge essential for sustainable oceans, UN Ocean Conference hears

    - UN News

    Increasing scientific knowledge, developing research capacity and making the most of new marine technology, are essential to sustainable ocean management, the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, heard on Thursday.

  10. The Urgency to Ban All Wars

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jun 30 (IPS) - On Sunday 19 June, we gathered in Sezano, municipality of Verona (VR), at the Monastery of the Common Good to affirm the need and urgency to ban war, all wars, and build peace without yes or no buts.

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