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US News The health crisis and climate at the center of the UN General Assembly

06:30  20 september  2021
06:30  20 september  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

The UN Head calls for reacting on the climate and the COVID

 The UN Head calls for reacting on the climate and the COVID © Fabrice COFRINI The head of the UN Antonio Guterres, on April 29, 2021, in Geneva the world advances "in the wrong direction", a Deploré Friday The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, criticizing the planet's falling asleep with the urgency of taking actions in climate material as in the field of VVID-19 vaccination.

UN-ASSEMBLY / (photo): The health crisis and climate at the center of the UN General Assembly

by Michelle Nichols

United Nations, September 20 (Reuters) - World leaders come back this week at United Nations Headquarters in New York for a general meeting whose primary concerns will be the fight against climate change and against the coronavirus pandemic, which had forced Last year the UN appointment to be virtual.

While the health crisis is still raging and the question of the distribution of vaccines in the world still debate, about one-third of the 193 UN member countries have planned to submit their video declarations once again.

global warming: 216 million people could migrate by 2050

 global warming: 216 million people could migrate by 2050 © provided by the Parisian the Parisian up to 216 million people in the world could migrate by 2050 to flee the adverse effects of the Climate change such as the decline in agricultural production, the water scarcity and the rise in sea level , the World Bank alert. A phenomenon that is not irreversible, however.

Heads of State and Government and the Foreign Ministers of the other member countries have planned to visit New York, despite the efforts of the United States to dissuade them from the fears that the event promotes The propagation of coronavirus.

Joe Biden has planned to address in person in front of the Assembly, with regard to his first visit to the United Nations since his arrival at the US Presidency last January.

But, symbol of Washington's sanitary worries, the tenant of the White House will stay 24 hours hard in New York. He must meet on Monday the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, before pronouncing his speech on Tuesday.

The UN has put in place a health code based on the honor, according to which any person who participated physically to the Assembly declares himself in fact vaccinated against the CVIV-19, without a proof of proof.

Biden defends his Chief of Staff, accused of having overrided his duties at the end of the term Trump

 Biden defends his Chief of Staff, accused of having overrided his duties at the end of the term Trump © Brendan Smialowski the US President Joe Biden at the White House, September 15, 2021 in Washington Joe Biden Reaffirmed on Wednesday its confidence in its Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, accused of having survived his duties by calling his Chinese counterpart at the end of 2020 because of his concerns about the mental health of Donald Trump. "I have great confidence in General Milley," President Biden said, while representatives republicans called on that the Chief of Staff be dismissed.

This system will display its limits immediately since the first expected speaker, the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, is an "anti-Vax" who declared last week that he does not need to receive the vaccine since he has Already contracted the COVID-19, and therefore said immunized.

A van made available by the city of New York in front of the United Nations Headquarters This week will allow those who wish to make a free screening test and to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The US Ambassador at the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said Joe Biden intended to speak about the main priorities of Washington: "Ending the Pandemic of Covid-19, combating climate change (.. .) And defend human rights, democracy, and the law based on law ".

Due to the pandemic, the delegations present at the UN are limited in numbers and most of the events organized on the margin of the General Assembly will be virtual or in a hybrid format.

It is expected that foreign ministers to discuss Afghanistan and Iran.

In addition, Antonio Guterres and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet on Monday with the aim of avoiding the failure of the climate conference scheduled for October 31 in Glasgow, Scotland.

"We are at the edge of the chasm," said Last Week Antonio Guterres in Reuters, while scientists warn that global warming could become out of control.

(Michelle Nichols report, with Anthony Boadle; French version Jean Terzian)

Climate: Washington and London welcome Beijing's decision on coal, but more .
© AFP / Archives L ES United States and the United Kingdom welcomed the decision of the China Wednesday. To stop building coal plants abroad, but called on the Chinese authorities to do more, in their country, to combat climate change. Chinese President Xi Jinping made this announcement Tuesday during his speech at the Annual General Meeting of the UN , a significant promise greeted by the ecologists.

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