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The UN Food Program Director Shows Musk The Way

Following a challenge by Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, that he would sell Tesla’s stock to fund a plan if the World Food Program (WFP) could describe “exactly how” it would work, the director of the United Nations’ World Food Program rose to the challenge by laying out a plan showing how his organization would spend $6.6 billion to combat world […]


China Balks At United Nations Over The Release Of Journalist

China has strongly criticized the United Nations over comments demanding the release of a journalist jailed for her coverage of the country’s COVID-19 response. The Chinese mission in Geneva regarded the comments made by the UN rights office OHCHR for the release of Zhang Zhan as “irresponsible.” OHCHR spokeswoman Marta Hurtado had expressed alarm at reports that the 38-year-old Journalist’s […]


UN Staffers Arrested In Ethiopia

The United Nations has said 16 of its Ethiopian staff have been detained in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, with six others having been released. Speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the world body was “actively working” with the Ethiopian government to secure the immediate release of those who were still in detention. […]


World Food Prices On The Rise

World food prices increased for the last three consecutive months reaching a 10-year peak in October according to reports from the UN food agency. Increases in the prices of cereals and vegetable oils have played a major role in this new development.  The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, which tracks international prices of the most globally traded […]


UN Peacekeeping Missions In A Spot Of Bother

According to press reports, officials and diplomats for the United Nations have announced that the organization’s global peacekeeping missions are on the verge of shutting down if no agreement is reached on its $6 billion budget. In Reuters reports, diplomats are blaming negotiating procedures, logistics and talks that pit China against Western powers for the inability to reach an agreement […]


Lamentation And Starvation In Ethiopia

In a recent report, the U.N. noted that more than 350,000 of Tigray’s 6 million people are living in famine conditions, and 2 million more are at risk.  Some 140,000 of those facing starvation are children, according to UNICEF, which says 33,000 are at imminent risk of death. More than 2 million of Tigray’s 6 million people have already fled, […]


UN Sees Dramatic Increase In Global Food Prices

The United Nations (UN), in a report, says global food prices have gone up significantly, jumping to their fastest monthly rate in over ten years. The UN global food index has been showing an increase in trend in global food cost for the past 12 months. The report noted that on an annual basis food prices were up 39.7% in […]


The World Is “At War” Against COVID-19

The Un Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world is “at war” against COVID-19. Addressing the opening of the World Health Organization’s annual assembly of member states recently, the UN Chief decried the “tsunami of suffering” sparked by the coronavirus crisis. He pointed out that more than 3.4 million people have died, and some 500 million jobs have disappeared since the […]


Sahel Region Breeds Hunger And Unrest

The United Nations and NGOs have warned that over 29 million people in six countries in the Sahel region are in need of humanitarian assistance in light of “unparalleled” insecurity and growing hunger. In a recently released statement, the signatories stated that another five million people were now in need of assistance in Burkina Faso, northern Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, […]


Libya Could See General Election Next Year

According to the United Nations, Libyans could head for the polls in general elections next year, December. Participants at the talks in Tunisia “agreed that national elections should take place on December 24, 2021,” acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams reportedly said in a virtual press conference. “Reaching elections requires a new executive to unify the country. This requires the establishment […]