Daily Press Briefing: Water Day, Liberia, Lake Chad Basin, Mali, Africa, Syria, Climate, Hunger, and Yemen Noon Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - U.N. CHIEF CONDEMNS ATTACK IN AFGHAN CAPITAL DURING NOWRUZ CELEBRATIONS - IBRAHIM THIAW OF MAURITANIA APPOINTED AS SPECIAL ADVISER FOR THE SAHEL - IN LIBERIA, DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL WILL MARK COMPLETION OF U.N. MISSION IN THE COUNTRY - SYRIA: U.N. REMAINS DEEPLY CONCERNED FOR CIVILIANS IN EASTERN GHOUTA - LIBYANS MUST COME TOGETHER TO MAKE PROGRESS IN POLITICAL PROCESS – U.N. OFFICIAL - DROUGHT HAS CAUSED MASSIVE LIVESTOCK DEATHS IN SOMALIA – U.N. FOOD AGENCY - U.N. GOODWILL AMBASSADOR CATE BLANCHETT WARNS OF ‘RACE AGAINST TIME’ TO PROTECT ROHINGYA REFUGEES - IN BONN, GLOBAL FESTIVAL AIMS TO ACCELERATE ACTION ON THE U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - U.N. CHIEF ENCOURAGED BY RECENT DIPLOMATIC ADVANCES ON THE SITUATION IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA - FORESTS, POETRY, DOWN SYNDROME, NOWRUZ AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AMONG U.N. INTERNATIONAL DAYS OBSERVED TODAY - U.N. CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY TO HOLD HAITI BENEFIT CONCERT Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21%20March%202018
С духовных фронтов бывшего государства Украина пришло вполне замечательное сообщение: римский папа лишил сана несколько украинских священников греко-католической церкви за несанкционированные обряды по изгнанию бесов. Для граждан, не владеющих темой, это может прозвучать примерно так же дико, как скажем новость о том, что оный папа Франциск лишил сана нескольких хунганов культа вуду на Гаити за производство зомби без лицензии от ордена иезуитов.
Daily Press Briefing: Afghanistan, Sahel, Liberia, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Bangladesh, Development, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, International Days, Haiti, Press Events Noon Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - U.N. CHIEF CONDEMNS ATTACK IN AFGHAN CAPITAL DURING NOWRUZ CELEBRATIONS - IBRAHIM THIAW OF MAURITANIA APPOINTED AS SPECIAL ADVISER FOR THE SAHEL - IN LIBERIA, DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL WILL MARK COMPLETION OF U.N. MISSION IN THE COUNTRY - SYRIA: U.N. REMAINS DEEPLY CONCERNED FOR CIVILIANS IN EASTERN GHOUTA - LIBYANS MUST COME TOGETHER TO MAKE PROGRESS IN POLITICAL PROCESS – U.N. OFFICIAL - DROUGHT HAS CAUSED MASSIVE LIVESTOCK DEATHS IN SOMALIA – U.N. FOOD AGENCY - U.N. GOODWILL AMBASSADOR CATE BLANCHETT WARNS OF ‘RACE AGAINST TIME’ TO PROTECT ROHINGYA REFUGEES - IN BONN, GLOBAL FESTIVAL AIMS TO ACCELERATE ACTION ON THE U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - U.N. CHIEF ENCOURAGED BY RECENT DIPLOMATIC ADVANCES ON THE SITUATION IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA - FORESTS, POETRY, DOWN SYNDROME, NOWRUZ AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AMONG U.N. INTERNATIONAL DAYS OBSERVED TODAY - U.N. CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY TO HOLD HAITI BENEFIT CONCERT Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21%20March%202018
With Caribbean still rebuilding after devastating storms, UNICEF helping to boost resilience ahead of next hurricane season
Despite a massive humanitarian effort over the past six months in the Eastern Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, there is still much work to be done to rehabilitate water and sanitation and other infrastructure damaged by powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Tuesday.
By Evgenia Pugacheva and Mico Mrkaic March 20, 2018 When governments subsidize private investment in adaptation, the economic costs of extreme weather events can be reduced (photo: Leolintang/iStock by Getty Images). Climate change is one […]
Andrea Bruce’s prize-winning images from India, Haiti and Vietnam document the deeply sensitive issue of open defecation, which affects 1.1 billion of the world’s poorest peoplePhotographs: Andrea Bruce/NOOR/EyevineOne of the biggest issues at the intersection of sanitation, poverty and global health, open defecation has also long been one of the hardest to represent visually.For photographer Andrea Bruce, however, the challenge meant she did not have to think too long before agreeing to the year-long project documenting an issue both deeply sensitive and hugely important. The resulting photo essay, commissioned by National Geographic, has been selected for a first prize in the prestigious Pictures of the Year awards. Continue reading...
Photographer Hatnim Lee has been working with charities in Haiti for the last eight years, capturing the lives of people she met along the way Continue reading...
Выборы президента Российской Федерации в представлении британской пропаганды проходят под контролем российских военных. Об этом на своей странице в Facebook сообщает политический обозреватель и политолог Владимир Корнилов, разместивший карикатуру из британской воскресной газеты The Sunday Times.
Authored by "Dr.D." via Raul Ilargi Meijer's Automatic Earth blog, Whiskey Tango Toxtrot The schizophrenia surrounding the tariff plan is really startling. But then I could just say, “the level of insanity everywhere is startling.” Self-avowed schmartz-guys are all “doesn’t the U.S. know their empire is failing and everybody is cutting them off? What are they thinking starting trade wars with allies and raising prices???” Stop. So your argument is the U.S. is losing its influence, other nations are about to cut it off and end the trade deficit, and thereby basically halt imports? While the U.S. has no internal manufacturing? And your argument here is that, not if but when the world cuts us off we a) would like to have some steel and aluminum to build factories, washing machines and tanks or b) do NOT want to have access to the basic raw materials of society? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. I’m sorry that this generation burned down the factory, then retreated to the mansion, sold off and burned all the furniture there too, then ran up the credit card with cocaine and heroin parties while yelling “I’m a rock star! I’m a Contender!”, but they did. Now there are only bad decisions, like the ones real adults have. And there’s nothing but work to put that factory back up, and that’s going to cost something, in this case, money and higher prices, using the thousand-year method of protective tariffs. Why not? Europe has 25% tariffs. China has a virtual lockout. If the U.S. machine then also has higher real wages for U.S. workers they can afford the tariffs. I mean, what’s their counterargument? If it’s better to not have steel and aluminum, perhaps we should shut down the few remaining foundries and have NO materials? I mean, if a little is bad, surely none is way better. Mish for example thinks this way: if China is willing to give us cheap, under-market steel we should take it. No, not if you want to have a country, you don’t. Isn’t it a matter of national security to be able to make tanks, ships, railroads, and artillery? There’s more to the world than money. Nor is this arcane. You know that brewing Japanese scandal about approving sub-standard steel worldwide for going on 40 years? Well that sub-standard Chinese and Japanese steel was turned into, say, sub-standard U.S. Abrams Tanks, which may explain why they’ve been breaking and unexpectedly going up like roman candles. So how’s your low-cost steel discount look now that the U.S. doesn’t have an effective military? Come on, guys. Again, the world is not only money, to be measured in money. It’s strategy, it’s community, it’s values. I’m surprised we’re so lost I need to bring this up. Don’t get me started on how we don’t own (and therefore don’t really secure) our toll roads, ports, bridges, and utilities. They are also widely owned by foreigners now. Really? We (or they) sold every living thing out of the United States, and we’re looking for Russians and Terrorists under the bed? For the love of Pete... How do you prepare for an Argentina-like collapse and/or up to civil war we are so close to? People who have lived through it say, “you can’t.” If the whole country is mad, which it is, there is nowhere to turn for sense or even allies, to say nothing of dry goods. Co-Americans are now so immoral, so self-serving, so rapacious, so badly thinking, so ill-positioned and ill-prepared that they themselves are the largest single liability, to me, but mostly to themselves. Without basic morality — you know, like do your job, don’t lie about everyone around you, don’t sleep with other people and/or kids at the local high school — there is no “community” as Ilargi discusses. My place may be here, but I can only say: “stay exiled.” Think the 30% uptick in opioid overdoses is bad? In my small county there are now 3 support groups of 30 each for pedophiles. These are mostly court-directed, meaning these are only the ones we know about. That’s in ADDITION to the self-help groups for alcohol and drug addition. Hey, where did we get those volunteers for Oxfam, UNICEF, and Haiti? And are the police, judges, Congressmen and FBI not also from this same population? Or are they going to arrest themselves and stop it? Maybe I should go arrest the police and see how that goes. It ain’t good. Only Morality can fix it, where the nation cries out to God and says, “we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the return of justice and order, even if it means paying for my own crimes.” You see that happening yet? My biggest fear is the present turn will patch it over enough to limp on a little further with no reform, and yet that seems the most likely. Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Benjamin Franklin said, “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” This is just Tytler’s cycle of history: We’ve done it all but bondage. When China cuts off the imports and calls the loans, the cycle of bondage will be complete. Until we find faith, we’ll be peasants in our own land, as planned.
Официальный представитель завода в беседе с корреспондентами RNS отметил, что русские внедорожники весьма востребованы на итальянском рынке. С момента распада Советского Союза УАЗ свернул все свои предприятия в Италии, несмотря на это, на Апеннинском полуострове развернулась целая сеть «УАЗоводов». В связи с этим представители российского автопроизводителя ведут переговоры по возвращению завода в Италию.
Причем, выяснилось, что на Гаити была выявлена масса случаев, когда благотворители бессовестно домогались даже местных 14-летних девочек-волонтеров, для чего их запугивали. Но в ходе дальнейшего разбирательства открылись и другие подробности: это было для англичан лишь разминкой. Когда сексуальный «аппетит» британцев во время вечеринок усиливался, они приглашали к себе на виллы таких же малолетних проституток. А оплату несовершеннолетних путан они включали… в свои финансовые отчеты. Грандиозный скандал разразился лишь сейчас, после публикации в Times закрытого доклада, предназначенного для британского правительственного комитета. И все эти семь лет руководство Oxfam всеми правдами и неправдами скрывало взрывоопасную информацию от общественности. Более того, даже когда скандал уже начал набирать обороты, начальники из НКО, признав факты «сексуальных проступков» подчиненных, умолчало о том, что их сотрудники вступали в сексуальные взаимоотношения с девочками-подростками
Щелезубы обитают на Кубе и на Гаити в изоляции друг от друга и ведут скрытный ночной образ жизни
Благотворители предлагают секс детям за еду
There are roughly 36 million millionaires in the world. That means if you meet someone from the global population at random, there’s a 1 in 200 chance that they could be a millionaire – this makes for surprisingly good odds. However, as VisualCapitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, the billionaire on the other hand is a much rarer breed. According to Forbes, there are just over 2,000 billionaires in existence, making up just 0.00003% of the global population. Where do these people live, and what countries have the highest concentrations of them as citizens? 25 COUNTRIES THAT ARE RICH IN BILLIONAIRES Today’s infographic comes to us from TitleMax, and it shows the 25 countries with the most billionaires in them. It also covers the richest person in each of these countries, as well. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist Here is the list of countries, sorted by the number of billionaires: The United States has the most billionaires in total with 565. In second place is China (319) – a country that is adding billionaires at a rapid pace, but also losing some of its ultra-rich population to capital flight. BILLIONAIRE CONCENTRATION Although the United States has the most billionaires by a large margin, the country ranks 6th in terms of billionaire concentration. In the U.S., there is one billionaire for every 571,858 people, but it is beat out in this measurement by Hong Kong (110k), Switzerland (233k), Singapore (267k), Sweden (319k), and Israel (475k). Hong Kong, which has the highest rate of billionaires in the world, boasts 67 billionaires in just one city of roughly seven million. For comparison’s sake, if Mainland China could somehow have the same rate of billionaire occurrences as Hong Kong, the country would amass 12,575 billionaires – more than six times the total amount in the world that currently exist! LOWEST BILLIONAIRE CONCENTRATIONS With only roughly 2,000 billionaires scattered throughout the world, it’s estimated that there are over 100+ countries and dependencies that actually have zero billionaires as citizens. For example, Haiti, Lithuania, Ethiopia, Belarus, and Andorra are just a few places that have millionaires, but no billionaires. As for countries that made the above list, India and Indonesia are pretty scarce in terms of their billionaire concentrations – if you were to hit the street in these countries, the odds are 1 in 13 million that a random person would be a billionaire.
Charity tried to ‘contain’ allegations that engineer paid women for sex – reportOxfam has been accused of further failures in Haiti by keeping a senior aid worker in the earthquake-torn country for more than a year despite reported sexual harassment claims.According to an internal report seen by The Times, the charity attempted to “contain” sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, an aid worker who led Oxfam’s installation of water supplies in Haiti after the earthquake. Continue reading...
Everybody has an expiration date, and for most people, death arrives as a result of a disease or health problem. You should also worry about these, too.
NGOs are encouraged to skim over inconvenient facts and provide an immaculate account of success to win fundingAbuse thrives under two conditions: when victims are afraid to speak out, and when those in power do not listen. Oxfam have been condemned for not listening to demands that they do more to address sexual violence before the Haiti scandal hit the headlines. However, the net of blame needs to be cast wider than NGOs. Those at the top of the aid chain – donor governments – did not listen to warnings of wrongdoing. Continue reading...
ВОЗ предупредила о появлении новой смертельной эпидемии, вызываемой неизвестным патогеном. Весьма вероятно, что таинственный недуг пополнит список болезней, которые угрожают существованию человечества.
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Daily Press Briefing: Water, Darfur, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Peacebuilding Fund, Haiti, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Fall Armyworm, Stephen Hawking, Guests Tomorrow, and Honour Roll HIGHLIGHTS: - U.N. REPORT CALLS FOR ACTION TO TACKLE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS - HEAD OF A.U.-U.N. MISSION IN DARFUR WARNS OF STALEMATE IN PEACE PROCESS - U.N. MISSION IN LIBYA CONCERNED ABOUT VIOLENCE IN SABHA - DELIVERY OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN EASTERN GHOUTA STILL URGENTLY NEEDED – U.N. - U.N. LAUNCHES $539.7 MILLION HUMANITARIAN APPEAL FOR THE OCCUPIED PALESTINE TERRITORY - U.N. CHIEF APPOINTS MEMBERS OF ADVISORY GROUP OF PEACEBUILDING FUND - IN HAITI, HEAD OF U.N. PEACEKEEPING REINFORCES MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY - U.N. OFFICIAL CALLS ON INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO URGENTLY ADDRESS CRISIS IN THE DR CONGO - U.N. OFFICIAL TO VISIT ZIMBABWE TO DISCUSS SUPPORT OF UPCOMING ELECTIONS - U.N. FOOD AGENCY LAUNCHES MOBILE APP TO FIGHT FALL ARMYWORM IN AFRICA - U.N. CHIEF HONOURS LEGACY OF PHYSICIST STEPHEN HAWKING - FIJI PAYS ITS U.N. BUDGET DUES