Archive for August 2nd, 2019

02/08/2019

July Equalled, and Maybe Surpassed, the Hottest Month in Recorded History

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02/08/2019

Global Forum to Tackle Youth Employment Crisis

GENEVA, 31 July 2019 (ILO)* – More than 200 young people from around the world will be attending the Global Youth Employment Forum in Abuja , Nigeria to discuss how to ensure more and better quality jobs for young people.
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The forum, organized by the International Labour Organization in collaboration with the Nigerian government, takes place from 1 to 3 August at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja.
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, will address the opening ceremony, which will be webcast  along with the main events of the first day.
02/08/2019

The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed

Human Wrongs Watch

By Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the cheapest and most efficient way to tackle the climate crisis. So states a July 4 article in The Guardian, citing a new analysis published in the journal Science. The author explains:

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02/08/2019

‘Hijrah’ Talk: A New Dialogue around Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Cairo, 2 August 2019 (IOM)*  – “Hijrah Talk”, a talk show using digital platforms to challenge misconceptions around migration, was launched on 29 July by IOM’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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From left: IOM Egypt Chief of Mission Laurent de Boeck, IOM Senior Regional Liaison and Policy Officer Kristina Mejo, and IOM Head Media and Communications Division and Spokesperson Leonard Doyle at the launch of “Hijrah Talk” last 29 July by IOM’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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02/08/2019

Ethiopia Plants over 350 Million Trees in a Day, Setting New World Record

2 August 2019 (UN Environment)*In a record-breaking day this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched an historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted in an ambitious move to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change.

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The event is part of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Green Legacy Initiative. It aimed at planting 200 million trees in a single day in 1,000 sites across the country. Prime Minister Ahmed congratulated the country for not only meeting its collective Green Legacy goal but also exceeding it.

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02/08/2019

Economic Uncertainty, Geopolitical Tensions Stall Growth in Latin America and Caribbean Region – UN

Human Wrongs Watch

Citing “an external context of greater uncertainty and growing complexity”, the head of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said on Wednesday [31 July 2019] that the region’s economic growth is expected to decline. 

World Bank/Gerardo Pesantez | Construction to expand the Panama Canal. (File)

Launching the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2019 at a press conference in Santiago, Chile, ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena pointed to “less momentum from world economic activity and global trade; greater volatility and financial fragility; questioning of the multilateral system; and an increase in geopolitical tensions” as the reasons driving the downward-looking forecast.

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02/08/2019

Migration and the Climate Crisis: the UN’s Search for Solutions

Throughout human history, migration and climate have always been connected, but in the modern era, the impacts of the man-made climate crisis are likely to extensively change the patterns of human settlement.*

© UNICEF/UNI82205/Holt | Men on camels and donkeys travel through a dust storm in the desert near the western city of Mao, in the Kanem Region of Chad.

Dina Ionesco is the head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), which has been at the forefront of efforts to study the links between migration, the environment and climate.

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02/08/2019

A Dangerously Hot Climate, Simmering Political Tensions: ‘This Is Not the Summer of Our Youth’ – UN Chief Warns

Human Wrongs Watch

Global warming and rising political tensions are dangerous and avoidable, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters on Thursday [1 August 2019], previewing the UN’s upcoming Climate Action Summit, and spotlighting geopolitical hotspots.

UNICEF/Jiro Ose | Refugees from Somalia arrive at the Burumino refugee camp in Ethiopia. Due to poor rainfall, and continued insecurity in Somalia, the number of refugees at the camp increased.

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