India  

The World Is in 'Great Peril,' UN Chief Warns

Video Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Duration: 01:31s - Published
The World Is in 'Great Peril,' UN Chief Warns

The World Is in 'Great Peril,' UN Chief Warns

The World Is in 'Great Peril,', UN Chief Warns.

The World Is in 'Great Peril,', UN Chief Warns.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the dire assessment in the lead-up to his "state of the world" speech on Sept.

20.

Representatives from 150 nations will meet in person for the first time in three years as the 77th General Assembly meeting convenes.

A spokesman for the UN stated that while Guterres will not fall to "sugar-coating" in his remarks.

... he will "outline reasons for hope.".

The Secretary-General did not spare words for fossil fuel companies.

... calling for concerted global taxes to assist emerging economies struggling due to the climate crisis.

[Fossil fuel companies are] feasting on hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies and windfall profits while household budgets shrink and our planet burns, Ant贸nio Guterres, UN Secretary General, via CNN.

I am calling on all developed economies to tax the windfall profits of fossil fuel companies, Ant贸nio Guterres, UN Secretary General, via CNN.

Those funds should be redirected in two ways: to countries suffering loss and damage caused by the climate crisis, and to people struggling with rising food and energy prices, Ant贸nio Guterres, UN Secretary General, via CNN.

Guterres chastised governments that place the climate crisis on the "back burner.".

The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time, Ant贸nio Guterres, UN Secretary General, via CNN.

It must be the first priority of every government and multilateral organization.

, Ant贸nio Guterres, UN Secretary General, via CNN.

And yet climate action is being put on the back burner 鈥 despite overwhelming public support around the world, Ant贸nio Guterres, UN Secretary General, via CNN.

The assembly is expected to also focus on education, gender equality and poverty


You Might Like


馃挕 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

United Nations United Nations Intergovernmental organization

Zero-tolerance approach can defeat terrorsim: Ruchira Kamboj

Terrorism remains a global challenge and only a unified and zero-tolerance approach to this can defeat it, India's permanent representative to the United..
IndiaTimes
Yogi Adityanath to be first UP CM to attend World Economic Forum meet in Davos | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Yogi Adityanath to be first UP CM to attend World Economic Forum meet in Davos | Oneindia News*News

Yogi Adityanath to be first UP CM to attend World Economic Forum meeting in Davos; Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022: PM Narendra Modi holds 鈥榣ongest-ever roadshow鈥; As anti-brahmin slogans on JNU walls trigger row, probe ordered; India鈥檚 Ambassador at UN Ruchira Kamboj said that the country does not need to be told what to do on democracy. #YogiAdityanath #WorldEconomicForum #WEFDavos

Credit: Oneindia    Duration: 02:07Published

'We don't need to be told what to do on democracy': India's Permanent Representative to the UN Amb Kamboj

India does not need to be told what to do on democracy, the country's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj has asserted.India on Thursday..
IndiaTimes

Ant贸nio Guterres Ant贸nio Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations since 2017

Global Human Population Hits Milestone of 8 Billion [Video]

Global Human Population Hits Milestone of 8 Billion

Global Human Population , Hits Milestone , of 8 Billion. The projection of the world's population was announced by the UN on Nov. 15. According to the UN, global population will surpass the eight billion mark on the same day of its announcement. . Surpassing eight billion people on the planet means that one billion people have been added to the population in only 12 years. More than 700 million people were born in middle-income countries alone. The UN referred to the population increase as a 鈥渕ilestone in human development.". This unprecedented growth is due to the gradual increase in human lifespan ... , UN Statement, via CNN. ... owing to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine. , UN Statement, via CNN. It is also the result of high and persistent levels of fertility in some countries, UN Statement, via CNN. UN Secretary General Ant贸nio Guterres hailed the announcement as an opportunity to "celebrate diversity.". [This milestone] is an occasion to celebrate diversity and advancements while considering humanity鈥檚 shared responsibility for the planet, Ant贸nio Guterres, UN Secretary General, via CNN. Despite the rapid increase, . ... demographers and other population analysts report that the growth rate has slowed to less than one percent annually. This means that the population will likely not hit nine billion until 2037. Experts say that the increase in population puts added pressure on policy makers to curtail human consumption

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published
'We are headed for a global catastrophe' says Secretary General Antonio Guterres [Video]

'We are headed for a global catastrophe' says Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Credit: FRANCE 24 English    Duration: 00:31Published
UN chief Guterres pressures India to act on climate change [Video]

UN chief Guterres pressures India to act on climate change

While its per capita emissions are quite low, India is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 01:06Published