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UN Weekly Roundup: 27 January – 3 March 2023

Editor’s Note: Here’s a quick look at what the international community has been doing over the past week, as seen from a stop at the United Nations. Two years after military coup in Myanmar Two years after the coup, Myanmar’s UN special rapporteur warned on Tuesday that the Myanmar military will try to legitimize its hold on power through this year’s sham elections, he told the international community. He urged them not to admit to or participate in the coup. Junta. Humanitarians await ‘guidelines’ from Afghan Taliban on female aid workers. Iran rejects IAEA report Iran’s atomic energy agency on Wednesday dismissed a UN nuclear watchdog report that Tehran made undeclared changes to the Fordow plant’s uranium enrichment unit. The IAEA said an inspector found that he had made changes to the interconnections between the two clusters of centrifuges that differed significantly from what Iran had declared. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warned in its World Disaster Report on Monday that the world is dangerously unprepared for the next pandemic, with severe health, economic and social impacts on nations. all over the world. Simply put, the World Health Organization said on Monday that COVID-19 remains a global health emergency. After a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on 27 January, WHO Chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the pandemic is probably at a transitional point that must be navigated carefully. The committee provided interim recommendations, including continued vaccination for particularly high-risk groups. As of Jan. 29, he has more than 753 million confirmed cases of his COVID-19 worldwide and more than 6.8 million deaths, according to health organizations. — WHO also launched a new initiative on Friday to reach her goal of saving 2.5 million women’s lives from breast cancer by 2040. The campaign aims to promote early detection, timely diagnosis and comprehensive management of breast cancer. According to WHO, more than 2.3 million cases of breast cancer occur each year, making it the most common cancer in adults. In 95% of countries, breast cancer is her number one or two leading cause of cancer death in women. Survival rates vary dramatically between and within countries, with nearly 80% of deaths from both breast and cervical cancer occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Saturday is World Cancer Day. — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday that global food prices fell for the 10th straight month in January. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 131.2 points in January, 0.8% lower than December and 17.9% below its March 2022 peak. Vegetable oil, dairy and sugar price indexes drove his January declines, while grain and meat indexes were largely unchanged. Stable. Wheat prices fell 2.5% as Australian and Russian production beat expectations. Falling domestic prices could lead to a slight decline in wheat plantings in Russia, the world’s largest exporter, FAO said. Meanwhile, the impact of the Kremlin war in Ukraine is estimated to reduce winter wheat acreage by 40%.In India, record plantings are predicted. — The UN said an interagency aid convoy delivered five truckloads of medicines, shelter materials, kits, hygiene products and solar lamps to Zaporizhia region in southeastern Ukraine on Thursday. Supplies are aimed at people in Friaipole, where about 3,000 people remain near the front lines. Humanitarians say the community has been without electricity and water since March as power plants were damaged by the fighting and cannot be repaired due to ongoing hostilities. This is the second convoy of the week, following the one that arrived in the region. The UN Humanitarian Director, Martin Griffiths, will report to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian situation on 6 February. , UN Secretary-General António Guterres will brief Member States on their priorities for the coming year. Look for him to amplify his call for unity and urgent action as the world faces conflict, inflation and climate catastrophe.

https://www.voanews.com/a/un-weekly-roundup-january-27-february-3-2023-/6947346.html UN Weekly Roundup: 27 January – 3 March 2023

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