World Environment Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mediation Board – COVID-19/Central America – Security Council/Sahel – Peacekeeping – Human Rights/Democratic Republic of the Congo – COVID-19/Panama – COVID-19/Afghanistan – World Environment Day – International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing MEDIATION BOARD The Secretary-General this morning spoke … Read more World Environment Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 June 2020)

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy progress Report and SDG 7 Policy Briefs – Global Launch

SDG7 on Clean Energy is at the core of the 2030 Agenda as access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy is interlinked to many SDGs, including poverty eradication, food security, health, education, prosperity, jobs, transport, gender equality, and climate change. Failure to transition to sustainable energy systems will jeopardize the fight against climate change … Read more Tracking SDG 7: The Energy progress Report and SDG 7 Policy Briefs – Global Launch

New Zealand: A Place to Call Home | 101 East

New Zealand is in the grip of a housing crisis. The capital city, Auckland, has become one of the most unaffordable cities in the world, ranked just behind Sydney, Australia. The average house now costs more than one million New Zealand dollars ($600,000), inequality is rife, and the most vulnerable people are being pushed into … Read more New Zealand: A Place to Call Home | 101 East

Coronavirus: How lockdown affected Argentina’s livelihoods – BBC News

Already two years into a recession, Argentina’s prolonged lockdown has brought more misery to a country with an already troubled economic past. A third of the population living in poverty and with many industries have scaling back, the number of people relying food banks has seen a dramatic increase. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

Deaths in custody show law enforcement ‘too easily triggered’ | The World

Lecia Brooks is the Chief Workplace Transformation officer at the Southern Poverty Law Centre says its clear from videos of police responses that training in de-escalation is needed – alongside community oversight and independent investigations For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to … Read more Deaths in custody show law enforcement ‘too easily triggered’ | The World

Can Lebanon come back from the brink? | The Stream

“Lebanon’s finished.” That’s the prevailing sentiment among many residents in this nation these days, as it grapples with the worst economic crisis in its history. Today, nearly half of Lebanon’s six million people live below the poverty line. More than a third of the working population is unemployed, and the nation’s currency has lost 60 … Read more Can Lebanon come back from the brink? | The Stream

Live: How do apricots help alleviate poverty in Xinjiang? 新疆轮台小白杏助力当地果农脱贫

China’s Luntai County, northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has 2,500 years history of growing little white apricots, known as “white honey.” The yellow-skinned fruit has a reputation for being juicy and very sweet and is regarded as local farmers’ cash cow. At the end of May, the local white apricot ushers in a harvest. In … Read more Live: How do apricots help alleviate poverty in Xinjiang? 新疆轮台小白杏助力当地果农脱贫

Illegal Logging in Romania

Illegal logging in Romania is destroying virgin forests and inciting violence in nearby communities. Meet 3 people trying to make change happen and protect the ancient woodlands in the country, home to some of Europe’s last large carnivores, and reduce the poverty and inequality generated by the practice. (Camera: Ioan-Mircea Topoleanu) Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Illegal Logging in Romania

How to be rational about China’s proposed national security law

I’m Robert Lawrence Kuhn and here’s what I’m watching: China’s proposed national security law, focused on Hong Kong and received with great enthusiasm by the National People’s Congress, the NPC, China’s legislature. China says the law strengthens “One Country, Two Systems” by curbing chaos of rebels and hooligans – China prioritizes “One Country.” Critics say … Read more How to be rational about China’s proposed national security law

Fears for women and families once virus payments rolled back | ABC News

There are fears women could pay a devastating price if coronavirus benefit payments are rolled back. A new report has found more than a third of single mothers in Australia are living in poverty, and that women are bearing the brunt of pandemic-related financial stress. Read the latest coronavirus news here: https://ab.co/2PTeDpK For more from … Read more Fears for women and families once virus payments rolled back | ABC News

Live: The third session of the 13th National People’s Congress concludes in Beijing

The third session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, concludes at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, bringing this year’s Two Sessions to an end. Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee Li Zhanshu delivers a speech at the closing meeting. During the year’s most important political event for the … Read more Live: The third session of the 13th National People’s Congress concludes in Beijing

Live: What are the highlights of 2020 Two Sessions? 两会接近尾声,热议亮点有哪些?

China’s annual Two Sessions has been an important opportunity for the international community to observe where the world’s second largest economy is heading. During the year’s most important political event for the country, economic stability, the development of the public health system and eradication of extreme poverty became buzzwords. What are the highlights of this … Read more Live: What are the highlights of 2020 Two Sessions? 两会接近尾声,热议亮点有哪些?

Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict – High-Level Event on Financing for Development – ECOSOC – Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding – Afghanistan – Cyclone Amphan – Airline Crash – Africa Day – Syria – Peacekeeping Support to COVID-19 Response – World … Read more Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

China’s concrete actions on poverty eradication

China has vowed to eradicate extreme poverty nationwide by 2020. That is this year. During an inspection tour in Shanxi Province, President Xi Jinping reaffirmed the government’s commitment to ending absolute poverty. On getting it done, Xu Niansha, the chairman of the China Poly Group Corporation, is confident of meeting the goal despite business challenges … Read more China’s concrete actions on poverty eradication