United in science, Climate Leaders roundtable, Yemen & other topics – Press Briefing (16 Sep 2021)

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

United Nations published this video item, entitled “United in science, Climate Leaders roundtable, Yemen & other topics – Press Briefing (16 Sep 2021)” – below is their description.

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.


– United In Science

– Climate Leaders Roundtable

– Yemen

– Yemen – Humanitarian

– Afghanistan

– Guinea

– Covid-19/Schools

– Covax/Thailand

– Noon Briefing Guest Tomorrow

– Photoville


Today, as you will have seen, the World Meteorological Organization released its United in Science report, which says that COVID-19 did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. Instead, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue at record levels, committing the planet to dangerous future warming. 

In a video message, the Secretary-General said that the report shows how off course we are. 

Costly fires, floods and extreme weather events are increasing everywhere, he said, adding that these changes are just the beginning of worse to come unless there are immediate reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Secretary-General urged countries to act now to prevent further irreversible damage and underscored that COP26 this November in Glasgow must mark that turning point. 


On Monday at 9 a.m., the Secretary-General and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Island, Boris Johnson, will hold an Informal Climate Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action. The Roundtable will address the gaps that remain on the actions urgently needed from national governments – especially the G20 – on mitigation, finance and adaptation. We do expect a stakeout afterwards with the Secretary-General and the Prime Minister, that may be slightly before noon on Monday.


Hans Grundberg, our new Special Envoy for Yemen, is in Riyadh to meet with senior Yemeni and Saudi officials as well as other diplomats.

Mr. Grundberg will meet with Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak, House Speaker Sultan Barakani and representatives of Yemeni political parties, among others. He will also meet with senior Saudi officials, ambassadors of the UN Security Council permanent member states to Yemen and the US Special Envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking.

This is Mr. Grundberg’s first visit to Riyadh since he took office as the UN Special Envoy. He is keen to engage with Yemenis and other key interlocutors on how to find a durable solution to the conflict and reach an inclusive political settlement that ends the war and meets the aspirations of all Yemeni people.

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight

United Nations YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - United Nations

The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.

The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.


Recent from United Nations:

  • Afghanistan: Children are paying highest price – Press Conference (15 October 2021)
  • Kosovo – Security Council Briefing (15 Oct 2021)
  • Afghanistan, Refugees, Ethiopia & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (15 October 2021)
  • In This Story: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

    3 Recent Items: Afghanistan

  • Smerconish: Why Trump can beat Biden in 2024
  • Millions of displaced Afghans fear for future
  • Deadly explosion hits Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
  • In This Story: Climate Change

    Climate Change is the name commonly given to the notion that the Earth is undergoing a changing climate as a result of human activity, including notable leaders, scientists and naturalists including Sir David Attenborough.

    Climate change includes both the global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.

    2 Recent Items: Climate Change

  • Is colonialism to blame for the dire situation we face with climate change? | Inside Story
  • New colonialism exhibition in London exposes climate emergency role
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Covid Booster Shot Confusion After FDA Panel Recommendation
  • Police Departments Battle Covid Vaccine Mandates
  • IN FULL: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announces purchase of COVID-19 antiviral drugs | ABC News
  • NSW hits 80% COVID-19 vaccination targets, new freedoms to be introduced | 7NEWS
  • See Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s reaction to Kyrie Irving’s vaccine refusal
  • In This Story: Guinea

    Guinea is a country in West Africa, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from other countries with “Guinea” in the name.

    It’s known for the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, in the southeast. The reserve protects a forested mountain range rich in native plants and animals, including chimpanzees and the viviparous toad. On the coast, the capital city, Conakry, is home to the modern Grand Mosque and the National Museum.

    2 Recent Items: Guinea

  • Infected truckie enters Queensland, CHO says ‘not a risk to anyone’ | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • PNG’s vaccination rate ‘frustratingly low’ | The World
  • In This Story: Thailand

    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin.

    2 Recent Items: Thailand

  • Thailand to re-open to vaccinated tourists from November • FRANCE 24 English
  • Thailand to reopen for some vaccinated visitors – BBC News
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address now, just your name. BUT, if you do add it, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.