On Thursday, February 6th, in the UN Correspondents Association room, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) held a press briefing to present an appeal for $683 million to urgently provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services to 48 million women, girls and young people, including 4 million pregnant women, living in 57 countries affected by conflict, war or natural disasters in 2020.
Speakers were: (from left to right in above photo)
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30 million doses of #COVID19 vaccines are sitting in Ohio, gathering dust, while billions around the world are waiting for access. Making vaccines a public good is a matter of fairness and justice. pic.twitter.com/wjmkVrg96c— Spokesperson发言人办公室 (@MFA_China) April 20, 2021
#UN appeals for $29.2m for St Vincent & Grenadines following eruption of La Soufrière Volcano which has caused the evacuation of 1/5 of ppl "This is the midnight hour of our need and we expecting the intl community to come to our aid," PM Ralph Gonsalves says at launch ofappeal.
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