A newly released World Health Organization report finds that nearly a billion people worldwide live with a mental disorder. It identifies public health crises, inequality, war and climate change as major health threats, and shows that depression and anxiety spiked more than 25 per cent in 2020.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ virtual remarks to the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, in Washington, D.C. today:
The first commercial flight flew out of Yemen’s Sana’a International Airport to Cairo, Egypt today. The flight is the seventh flight operating under the terms of the United Nations-brokered two-month nationwide truce and represents an important element of that truce.
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Sustainable Energy for All Forum, in Kigali, today:
The United Nations-Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025 was launched today, presenting collective action by 30 United Nations entities and international organizations aiming to enable 500 million more people to gain access to electricity, and to create 30 million jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency, among other targets.
Following is the transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), to launch the report on “Global Impact of War in Ukraine on Food, Energy and Finance Systems”, in New York today:
The United Nations remains concerned about reports of continued tensions in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. All efforts must be made to ensure full respect for the ceasefire and full implementation of agreed commitments.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the Steering Committee of the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance, in New York today:
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s 144th Assembly, “Getting to Zero: Mobilizing Parliaments to Act on Climate Change”, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, today:
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the twelfth session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 15 January: