In a virtual conference on Friday, US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed to strengthen cooperation on urgent economic issues such as export controls, supply chains, and technological investments. The two presidents indicated a desire for a “swift resolution” of trade concerns during their virtual meeting.  PresidentContinue Reading

During the second-day events of the World Youth Forum, which was held last week in the resort city of Sharm El Sheikh under the theme ‘Back Together,’ Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi attended the main session titled ‘From Glasgow to Sharm El Sheikh: Combating Climate Change.   A number of speakersContinue Reading

UN Secretary-General António Guterres asked the international community to increase support at the High-Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes, which is being held online. He claims that many young peacebuilders, particularly young women, say that the public and those in positions of power do not appreciate their efforts.  TheContinue Reading

 A new global plastics convention that takes into account the complete lifecycle of plastics is urgently needed. As per a report by the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of the United Kingdom, addressing the problem of plastic pollution must begin when plastic is manufactured as a material. Peru and Rwanda suggestedContinue Reading

The UAE, Jordan, and the Netherlands have issued a unified call to enhance essential resources in order to improve food, water, and energy security.  On Tuesday, government ministers, top experts, and young people gathered in person and online for the three countries’ inaugural trilateral conference at Expo 2020 Dubai.  MariamContinue Reading

India has highlighted that the UN-facilitated intra-Sudanese political process aimed at keeping the transition process on track must be Sudanese-led and directed by a constructive attitude.  Speaking during a UN Security Council briefing on Sudan by the International Criminal Court, Pratik Mathur, Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, notedContinue Reading

Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, was met by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at Expo 2020 Dubai.  The conference focused on the UAE’s and the UN’s collaborative cooperation as well as strategies to improve collective worldwide action toContinue Reading

In 2021, global cell and gene therapy developers raised an all-time annual record. European businesses, on the other hand, were left out of the funding surge.  The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), an advanced medicine advocacy organization, claimed in a conference this week that companies developing cell and gene therapiesContinue Reading

Amanda Milling, the UK’s Minister for Asia, wrapped up her trip to Southeast Asia with a three-day tour in Thailand.  Minister Milling met with Vice Foreign Minister Vijavat to discuss strengthening commercial, digital, and technology links between the UK and Thailand, as well as cooperating on shared issues such asContinue Reading

On Thursday, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) disbursed $150 million, the largest ever grant, to help underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries.  This cash, for Martin Griffiths, the Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is a lifeline for millions of people caught up in underfunded crises.  The decisionContinue Reading