Global Issues

  • ‘Overwhelmed by old challenges’, Caribbean leaders say COVID-19 has forced a new battle for the survival of their nations
    by Global Issues on 26 September 2021 at 05:25

    Caribbean island nations are under assault from the coronavirus pandemic even as they try to protect their communities from rising seas and raging storms, regional leaders said Saturday at the UN, where they called for bold action to tackle climate change and shore up public health systems. Read the full story, “‘Overwhelmed by old challenges’, Caribbean leaders say COVID-19 has forced a new battle for the survival of their nations”, on globalissues.org →

  • ‘Humanity remains unacceptably close to nuclear annihilation, says UN chief on International Day
    by Global Issues on 26 September 2021 at 04:35

    “Now is the time to eliminate nuclear weapons from our world , and usher in a new era of dialogue, trust and peace”, declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday, marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Read the full story, “‘Humanity remains unacceptably close to nuclear annihilation, says UN chief on International Day”, on globalissues.org →

  • Goodness is the best medicine for the world’s ills, says Holy See official
    by Global Issues on 25 September 2021 at 23:02

    Humanity needs the “reserves of goodness present in human hearts” to confront the many challenges facing the world community, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, declared in his video address to the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly on Saturday. Read the full story, “Goodness is the best medicine for the world’s ills, says Holy See official”, on globalissues.org →

  • As crises ‘pile up’ in the Sahel, Malian leader says it's time to consider more robust mandate for UN Mission
    by Global Issues on 25 September 2021 at 22:32

    The interim Prime Minister of Mali, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, said on Saturday that “rarely, has a country or region been as severely affected by the piling up of crises than Mali and the states of the Sahel.”  Read the full story, “As crises ‘pile up’ in the Sahel, Malian leader says it's time to consider more robust mandate for UN Mission”, on globalissues.org →

  • Pacific nations appeal for solidarity to combat COVID-19 and climate change
    by Global Issues on 25 September 2021 at 22:26

    Pacific Island leaders speaking in the UN General Assembly on Saturday underlined the need for global solidarity, commitment and action to tackle COVID-19 and climate change, two crises which threaten sustainable development.  Read the full story, “Pacific nations appeal for solidarity to combat COVID-19 and climate change”, on globalissues.org →

  • Russia calls for ‘concerted efforts’ to follow purposes and principles of UN Charter
    by Global Issues on 25 September 2021 at 21:41

    The Russian Foreign Minister addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday, calling for a new consensus to uphold the “purposes and principles” of the UN’s founding document, the UN Charter, and a rejection of the Western-backed “Rules Based Order” concept. Read the full story, “Russia calls for ‘concerted efforts’ to follow purposes and principles of UN Charter”, on globalissues.org →

  • Prime Minister Modi spotlights India’s role as a ‘reliable, democratic global partner’
    by Global Issues on 25 September 2021 at 20:44

    In his address to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly on Saturday, Narendra Modi reaffirmed India's commitment to democracy, highlighted its great strides in developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines, and warned against “countries with regressive thinking.” Read the full story, “Prime Minister Modi spotlights India’s role as a ‘reliable, democratic global partner’”, on globalissues.org →

  • Sudan striving for ‘common goal’ of peace, prosperity, freedom and justice
    by Global Issues on 25 September 2021 at 19:47

    Sudan continues the path to democracy, two years after the revolution that “carried the aspirations of our people for freedom, peace and justice”, Prime Minister Abdalla Adam Hamdok told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.  Read the full story, “Sudan striving for ‘common goal’ of peace, prosperity, freedom and justice”, on globalissues.org →

  • St. Vincent’s Prime Minister urges world to ‘rise collectively’ and combat today’s challenges
    by Global Issues on 25 September 2021 at 18:56

    In addition to the global challenges surrounding climate, security and the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday drew the attention of the 76th UN General Assembly to devastating volcanic eruptions and the on-rushing Atlantic Hurricane season confronting his small-island developing State (SID). Read the full story, “St. Vincent’s Prime Minister urges world to ‘rise collectively’ and combat today’s challenges”, on globalissues.org →

  • Haitian Prime Minister: As long as there is inequality, migration will continue
    by Global Issues on 25 September 2021 at 18:36

    The Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, said on Saturday that “human beings, fathers and mothers who have children, are always going to flee poverty and conflict.”  Read the full story, “Haitian Prime Minister: As long as there is inequality, migration will continue”, on globalissues.org →