UN News Daily Wrap May 11, 2022

 

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Daily Wrap11 May 2022
Dialogue and cooperation needed for ‘interlinked global crises’ UN chief says in Austria

The world is facing “multiple and interlinked global crises,” the UN chief told journalists in Austria on Wednesday during a joint press conference with Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.

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Peace and Security
Another European war ‘not an impossibility’; Unity crucial in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Amidst rising tensions, a months-long political stalemate and increasing speculation about yet another conflict in Europe, the international community must stand firm behind a peaceful, unified Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday.

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Peace and Security
Yemen: $33 million pledged to address decaying oil tanker threat

Donors on Wednesday pledged $33 million towards a UN-coordinated plan to prevent an ageing oil tanker moored off the west Coast of Yemen from sparking a potential ecological and humanitarian disaster. 

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Climate and Environment
UN officials call for probe into killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Senior officials from across the United Nations are calling for an investigation into the killing on Wednesday of well-known Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh. 

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Culture and Education
Ukraine: UN labour agency update shows 4.8 million jobs lost to war

An estimated 4.8 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since Russia’s 24 February invasion, according to a brief published on Wednesday by the UN’s labour agency.

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Migrants and Refugees
New UN campaign aims to bring more young voices to halls of power

To support young people’s political participation and amplify their voices in public life, the UN launched a campaign on Wednesday in collaboration with the Youth Envoy.

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