Brief: newsletter number 25

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The seal Unite against racism and discriminationlaunched in September 2021 at La Poste française in partnership with UNESCO, received third prize in the category “Most beautiful stamp 2021” on 31th edition of the most beautiful stamp of the year organized by La Poste. read


The Ukrainian President has asked before the Security Council to set up an international tribunal to investigate crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine, a day after the missile strike that hit a shopping center in the town of Kremenchuk. read

The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs stressed at an emergency meeting of the Security Council called in Ukraine that the war has devastating consequences not only in the country and the immediate region, but even more on the borders from in Ukraine. read


The French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs met with the United Nations Under-Secretary General in charge of Humanitarian Affairs. Discussions focused on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the consequences of the war. Basaha*


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that more than 5.5 million refugees have returned to Ukraine, while the total number of internally displaced persons remains high at more than 6.2 million. read




The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that after two months of rest, COVID-19 infections increased by 18% worldwide. The number of new weekly cases has increased significantly in Europe (+33%). read


The Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) hosted the WHO/Europe Director and the Director General of Health of the French Ministry of Health for strategic discussions on improving cancer prevention and fight in Europe and around the world. read [en]


The International Criminal Court (ICC), celebrating its 20th anniversaryth anniversary of July 1, 2022, contributes to five ways to build a more just world. read


The Special Committee on Decolonization decided to send, in cooperation with France, a visiting mission to New Caledonia in the autumn of 2022. Read


The High Commissioner for Human Rights pointed out that in the face of widespread disinformation around the world, it is important to restore public confidence. read


The young Europeans, meeting as part of the European Development Days in Brussels, made a series of recommendations to the European Union and the UN, particularly the promotion of development. read

On the occasion of the Day of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, the Secretary-General recalled how essential they are to a fair and sustainable recovery. read


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed in the latest World Drug Report that the manufacture and seizure of drugs has been around for a long time. read


The Special Rapporteur pointed out on extreme poverty and human rights that millions of people do not have access to social protection. In France, between 29% and 39% of potential beneficiaries do not receive active union income. read

The Minister of Justice of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg presented his country’s report to the Human Rights Committee as part of the evaluation of its application to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Basaha*

The Human Rights Committee considered the report in Luxembourg. read


The Director-General of UNESCO called for global mobilization to put education at the top of the agenda and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, in the face of the double crisis that is now affecting education: a crisis of learning and a budgetary . read


The UN said the end of the constitutional right to abortion in the United States was a major blow to women’s rights and gender equality. read


On the occasion of International Day of the Seafarer, the Secretary-General paid tribute to the professionalism and experience of the seafarers, who were greatly affected by the outcomes of COVID-19. read


The Secretary-General said our world is facing a crisis involving a record number of evacuees, due to conflicts, disasters and the climate crisis. He stressed that much more needs to be done to end this crisis, launching his program of action on internal evacuation. read

The UN Human Rights Office and independent UN experts have called for the opening of an immediate and independent investigation into the deaths of twenty migrants who attempted to cross the Moroccan border into the Melilla enclave under the administration. Spanish. read

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recognize the need to prioritize the safety of migrants and refugees, to avoid excessive use of force and to respect their fundamental rights. read

UNHCR has warned that many refugee crises around the world have been neglected, resulting in a lack of funding to help those in need, and called for remembering the less visible crises around the world. . read

The head of the UNHCR welcomed the progress of the reform of the asylum system in the European Union and hoped for further progress under the Czech Presidency. read


Frenchman Michel Forst has been selected as the first Special Rapporteur to the United Nations on the protection of environmentalists. read


At the opening of the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, the UN chief urged the international community to participate and unite in the protection and preservation of the ocean. He made four recommendations aimed at reversing the course of events. read

The Director-General of UNESCO called on the international community to step up its actions as soon as possible to better understand and better protect the oceans. read

On the eve of the closing of the Maritime Conference, the President of France presented a road map for the multilateral commitment that must prevail to preserve the “blue” of our planet, urging States to continue on the road and to maintain in a measurable manner. read

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has warned that the amount of marine litter and plastic litter will increase rapidly worldwide and if no significant action is taken, emissions of plastics into the aquatic ecosystem are expected to triple by almost 2040. read

Protecting the oceans to protect terrestrial life | Peter Thomson, Special Envoy for the Ocean. Video

Ocean Conference Coverage | UN news


The International Labor Organization (ILO) welcomes the commitments made by G7 leaders to work together to address the world’s urgent challenges. read



The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the monkeypox outbreak is not currently a global public health emergency, even if serious response efforts are needed to control the spread. read

The WHO has announced that more than 3,400 laboratory -confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported from nearly 50 countries, as the global risk remains moderate. The majority of laboratory-confirmed cases were reported from the WHO European Region. read


The World Food Program (WFP) welcomes the G7 announcement of an additional $ 4.5 billion to protect the world’s most vulnerable people from hunger and malnutrition. read

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that significant advances in aquaculture have enabled fishing and aquaculture production to reach a peak period by 2020. Read

The FAO Director-General outlined five urgent actions to end the global food crisis and reform agrifood systems. read


The General Assembly adopted a Political Declaration on Improving Global Road Safety. Member States have declared road safety an urgent development priority, a major public health problem and a matter of social justice, and pledged to intensify their efforts to achieve the goals set in the Second Decade of Action for road safety. Basaha | See also


Brussels | Representation of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for European Affairs, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland and the Netherlands. Media and Communication Unit. Deadline: July 8, 2022. More information


The Queen of Belgians met with the Director General of UNICEF, the Director of the UNICEF Liaison Office in the EU and the President of UNICEF Belgium. Basaha*


The Secretary-General told the opening of the UN conference on transformation of urban areas that making towns more inclusive should be part of post-pandemic recovery efforts. read

UN-Habitat said the pace of urbanization was only temporarily slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and predicted that the world’s urban population is expected to grow to 2.2 billion people by 2050. Read

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