United Nations published this video item, entitled “SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL THREATS AREI N REACH, LEADERS TELL UN ASSEMBLY” – below is their description.
“If we can find the will to send people to the moon, and solve male baldness, we can solve simple problems like letting our people eat at affordable prices,” the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, told the General Assembly today, one of scores of leaders from around the world participating in its annual debate.
Security threats in the Middle East, peace in South Sudan and the quest for a greener future were among the issues discussed as participants took part in person and virtually, with safety precautions in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual general debate will run through 27 September.
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Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.
South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa.
It gained independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the most recent sovereign state or country with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba.
It includes the vast swamp region of the Sudd, formed by the White Nile and known locally as the Bahr al Jabal meaning “Mountain Sea”.
South Sudan has a population of 12 million, mostly of the Nilotic peoples, and it is demographically among the youngest nations in the world, with roughly half under 18 years old. The majority of inhabitants adhere to Christianity or various traditional faiths.
Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.
Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.