The U.N. Correspondents Association, in cooperation with the U.N. Staff 1% for Development Fund, hosted a book reading with Nigerian author Uwem Akpan on Wednesday, April 30th in the UNCA Meeting Room, to support “Authors for Literacy”, which helps benefit literacy projects in developing countries.
Mr. Akpan read from his book Say You’re One of Them, which is a collection of stories each set in a different African country told from the point-of-view of a child. It was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club in 2009 and reviewed in the New York Times.
The author’s publisher (Little Brown & Company) donated 100 copies of the book for the event which were available for sale to support the literacy fund, and were signed by the author.
رئيس الوزراء نتنياهو: أتقدم بخالص التعازي إلى الشعب التشادي إثر وفاة الرئيس إدريس ديبي. سنفتقد إلى زعامته الشجاعة وسنذكر دائما قراره التاريخي باستئناف علاقات تشاد مع دولة إسرائيل. pic.twitter.com/DuY4plTpVT— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) April 20, 2021
This could happen. It would be bad. Why? Because science tells us that to have a good chance of staving off really really bad climate impacts, the world needs to halve emissions by 2030. This is absolutely counter to all the net zero talk from capitals and company board rooms twitter.com/fbirol/status/…
Global CO2 emissions are set to jump by 1.5 gigatonnes in 2021 – led by a rebound in coal demand mainly from the power sector.— Fatih Birol (@fbirol) April 20, 2021
It would be the 2nd largest rise in emissions ever. This economic recovery is anything but sustainable for our climate.
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Terrific essay, Max. Having worked in #Afghanistsn, I share your concerns while recognizing the impulse to throw ones hands up. A middle ground can protect allies while containing threats - al Qaeda,, human rights abuse, regional stability — within & beyond the country. twitter.com/MaxBoot/status…
It is incongruous for Biden to focus on reviving U.S. alliances while abandoning our allies in Afghanistan.https://t.co/6RvRhwvYNX— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) April 20, 2021
#BREAKING: #Chad's President Idriss Déby has died suddenly in clashes with rebels in the north of the country. His death came shortly after provisional election results projected he would win a sixth term in office, with 80% of the vote. #IdrisDeby pic.twitter.com/ZUZJDaYPoC— Rachael Akidi (@rakidi) April 20, 2021
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I want to give credit to the Indigenous women who are meeting this moment w/grassroots efforts, defending our Earth against human causes of climate change around the world. Women & yg ppl lead efforts in all areas of justice. We must protect these defenders.