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  • Expecting the Recovery of China’s Economy

    Author:Lawrence(Canadian international scholar) With the continuous accumulation of downward pressure on the global economy, China’s economy is once again placed great expectation. China has actively optimized its epidemic prevention and control policies. Representatives of foreign enterprises and international experts and scholars believe that the increase of personnel flow and exchanges will help stimulate the vitality and potential of China’s economy and bring significant benefits to the recovery and growth of the world economy. Washington Post said that China’s optimized measures to epidemic prevention have laid the foundation for the recovery of consumers and business activities and helped the global economy against falling into recession. The report quoted Georgieva, President of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as saying that China’s economic recovery ability “is likely to be the most important factor for global growth in 2023”. The IMF raised China’s economic growth forecast to 5.2% in 2023, up from 4.4% previously. A survey conducted by Bank of America in January showed that 91% of wealth managers believed that China would “fully reopen” in 2023, a significant increase compared with December 2022, and their…

  • Call for proposals for logo designs of Zhejiang!

    in印象浙江  Dear all,  We are pleased to announce the launch of a Call for Proposals for the Logo Design of Zhejiang.  As it is known to all, Zhejiang Province is famous for its rich culture and vibrant economy. The impression and image of Zhejiang can be interpreted from its provincial brand – Picturesque and Dynamic Zhejiang, a brand that fully shows the spirit and dynamism of Zhejiang.  We are here to invite all logo designers and enthusiasts across the globe to submit their logo design ideas for Zhejiang!  We believe that your brilliant ideas will help more people to show the beauty of Zhejiang and contribute to the cross-cultural communication between different cultures and countries.  Welcome to join us now! “诗画江南、活力浙江”作为浙江省域品牌已于2022年6月在浙江省第十五次党代会上正式发布。 短短八个字,传递出浙江叩响的时代之音,彰显了浙江的山水之秀、人文之美、创新之魂,展示了新时代的浙江精神、浙江文化、浙江气质。 但在这个万物互联的时代,我们需要更具画面感的表达、更有冲击性的视觉、更富传播力的形象,从而让整个省域品牌更有张力、活力、生命力,真正实现形神兼备、相得益彰、融通中外。 LOGO就是品牌的形象表征和内核呈现。如何设计出充分彰显浙江诗画山水之美、生动展示浙江发展活力之奔涌的省域品牌LOGO,浙里已为你搭建好了舞台,期待您来一展身手! Scan the QR code or click “read more” to join us! Terms and Conditions 参赛须知 01 Qualifying Entrants 参赛对象 All logo designers and enthusiasts across the globe are welcome to join the contest.   全球标识设计者和爱好者均可参与。 02 Deadline 提交作品截止时间 September 20, 2022 (This deadline is the deadline for the submission of your proposals. Applicants who fail to meet the deadline will not be eligible for…

  • Show the beauty of Zhejiang and win up to RMB 1,000,000!

    in印象浙江  Zhejiang, a dynamic and beautiful province in East China, is looking for entries of short videos by launching the “Picturesque and Dynamic Zhejiang” Global Short Video Contest! Whether you are in Zhejiang or in other parts of the world, it’s time to show your talent and tell the world your stories about Zhejiang.  看见“诗画江南”,发现“活力浙江”,无论你身在浙江,还是心念浙江,施展才华的机会来了! Click the promo video below to learn more about the contest! 点击下方视频观看大赛介绍!,时长00:50 The winners’ submissions will be broadcast through major media communication matrixes in Zhejiang and China, and we invited friends from all over the world to share their impressions of Zhejiang.  新华社等中央主要媒体海外传播矩阵及中国 · 浙江英文网、印象浙江英文网、浙江英语电视传播窗口(ZTV NEWS)、中国蓝国际融媒矩阵、天目新闻客户端英语频道等平台,邀请全球网友,一起创作短视频,和好友分享你眼中的浙江。 Terms and Conditions 参赛须知 Eligibility 参赛要求 1. Entry Period 征集时间 From now on till September 20th, 2022   即日起至9月20日 2. Qualifying Entrants 参赛对象 The contest is open to the public from all over the world. Organizations, studios and individuals are all eligible for the contest. 全球网友在各平台加入大赛官方话题,即可参与。以机构、工作室、个人名义均可参赛。 3. How To Join The Contest? 参赛方式 If you are based in China 国内征集方式 1) Website 官方专题页面 You can log into the official site by clicking the link, fill in the registration form and the published link of your video, and upload the original video….

  • United Nations Secretary General Guterres wishes you a happy New Year!

    农历壬寅虎年新春致辞 联合国秘书长安东尼奥·古特雷斯 春节快乐!祝大家农历新年好。在喜迎虎年到来之际,我高兴地向大家致以最热情的问候。 Chun Jie Kuai Le! Happy Lunar New Year. I am pleased to send you my warmest greetings as we begin the Year of the Tiger. 老虎象征着力量强大、生气勃勃、勇气十足、坚韧不拔、果敢无畏。这些都是我们今天面对前所未有之挑战所需要的品质。 The tiger denotes strength, vitality, courage, tenacity, and boldness. These are qualities we need as we face the unprecedented challenges of the day. 我感谢中方和中国人民对多边主义和联合国的投入与支持。我坚信你们将继续提供支持并开展合作,推进我们的共同议程,实现我们对和平与可持续未来的共同愿景。 I thank China and the Chinese people for your commitment to multilateralism and to the United Nations. I count on your continuous support and cooperation to advance Our Common Agenda and to realize our shared hopes for a peaceful and sustainable future. 为达成这些目标,我们必须采取具体行动解决所面对的实际问题,包括气候变化,也包括新冠疫情。各国人民必须携手鼎力实现恢复,建设更美好的未来。 To do that, we must take concrete action to address real issues in front of us such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we must recover and build forward better. 我即将出席北京冬奥会开幕式。奥林匹克精神是人类团结的灯塔,我期待冬奥会安全举行并圆满成功。 Soon, I will attend the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The Olympic spirit shines as a beacon to human solidarity and I look forward to safe and successful Games. 虎年伊始,祝阖家兴旺发达、身体健康、幸福美满! As the Lunar New Year begins, I wish you and your families prosperity, health and happiness in the Year of…

  • First Person: ‘Bridge the gap between indigenous youth and the world’

    Unsplash/Atilla TaskiranLombok island, Indonesia.    20 November 2021Climate and Environment Nadya Zafira, an international relations student at Indonesia’s Gadjah Mada University, won a writing competition for her letter to UN chief António Guterres, in which she addressed the inequalities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how indigenous communities and youth are marginalized in global conversations on climate crisis. “In the past two years, my reality, yours, and many others, has changed dramatically. Not overnight, but rather, over a series of incremental global disruptions that began with the news of an unknown pneumonia outbreak. While all countries face the common threat of a deadly virus, clearly the pandemic has not proven to be “the great equalizer”, as deep-seated inequalities between the Global North and South shape each country’s path of survivability in this era of multidimensional crises, with some winning first, and others lagging behind.  But the pandemic is just the tip of the iceberg, which in today’s period of rapid environmental degradation, is melting at an alarming rate. There are a wide range of issues that the UN, government leaders, civil…

  • In breach of diplomatic protocol; ‘don’t choose extinction’ dinosaur urges world leaders

    UNDPIn a UNDP short film, Frankie the dinosaur urges world leaders not to choose extinction.    27 October 2021Climate and Environment In a UN first, a ferocious and talkative dinosaur bursts into the iconic General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters in New York, with a special warning for any diplomats who still think climate action is for the birds.   “At least we had an asteroid,” the carnivorous critter warns, referring to the popular theory explaining dinosaurs’ extinction 70 million years ago. “What’s your excuse?”  This isn’t a slice of real life of course, rather the key computer-generated scene from a new short film launched this Tuesday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), as the centerpiece of the agency’s ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’ campaign.  The dinosaur then tells the audience of bewildered diplomats that “it’s time humans stopped making excuses and started making changes” to address the climate crisis. A global production  It’s the first-ever film to be made inside the General Assembly Hall using computer-generated imagery, known as CGI, and features global celebrities voicing the dinosaur in numerous languages, including actors Eiza González (Spanish), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish), and Aïssa Maïga (French).  UNDP research released as part of the campaign shows that the world spends $423 billion annually just to subsidize fossil fuels, enough to cover a COVID-19 vaccination for every person in the world or three times the annual amount needed to…

  • COP26 – what we know so far, and why it matters: Your UN News guide

    Unsplash/Stephen O’DonnellThe 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in is being held in Glasgow in the UK.    29 October 2021Climate and Environment In a world shaken by a pandemic, and a fast-closing window of opportunity to avoid climate catastrophe, the pivotal COP26 UN climate conference kicks off this Sunday in the Scottish city of Glasgow – the stakes could not be higher.  “Without decisive action, we are gambling away our last chance to – literally – turn the tide”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said ahead of the meeting. But why could it be our last chance? Here’s some answers we’ve found to the most common questions you might have about what’s coming up. Let’s start with the basics, what is COP26? To keep it simple, COP26 is the biggest and most important climate-related conference on the planet. In 1992, the UN organised a major event in Rio de Janeiro called the Earth Summit, in which the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted. In this treaty, nations agreed to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere” to…

    2021-10-31 United Nations News
  • Traffickers abusing online technology, UN crime prevention agency warns

    UNODCContainment measures to control the spread of the virus meant that people spent much more time online, especially children since schools were closed    30 October 2021Law and Crime Prevention Human traffickers who trick people with fake job offers and promises and then exploit them for profit, are taking advantage of online technologies for every step of their criminal activities.   Research conducted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows how victims are being targeted and recruited via social media and online dating platforms, where personal information and details of people’s locations are readily available.  Sexual abuse and other forms of exploitation are taking place virtually and photos and videos sold further on different platforms to customers worldwide, resulting in even more money for the traffickers at no additional cost.  New strategies This week, experts from around 100 countries met online and in Vienna, Austria, to discuss strategies to combat this phenomenon and make the best use of technology to prevent human trafficking and investigate cases of this crime.   The discussion formed part of the annual intergovernmental Working Group of Trafficking in Persons and centres around an in-depth background paper  on this topic produced by UNODC’s Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section.   Sexual abuse and other forms of exploitation are taking place virtually, by Unsplash/Priscilla du Preez “Traffickers are quick to adapt their business model to suit their needs and increase their profits, so of course they follow online trends,” explains Tiphanie Crittin, a UNODC Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer.   Dark web exploitation …

  • At G20, UN chief calls for global leadership towards full, equitable post-pandemic recovery

    G20 Summit/ItalyLeaders of the world’s largest economies attend a Working Session during the 2021 G20 Summit, hosted by Italy and convened in Rome. (30 October, 2021)    30 October 2021UN Affairs United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called on G20 leaders to step up efforts to ensure the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is fair, inclusive and prevents further suffering. Attending the official opening of the G20 Summit in Rome, Mr. Guterres addressed the leaders during the first session, entitled ‘Global Economy and Global Health.’  Save lives, prevent further suffering In his remarks, the UN chief called for vaccine equity an urged the leaders to show leadership to save lives, prevent further suffering, and enable a full global recovery. He also reiterated the importance of the G20 to adopt and coordinate action to support the global vaccination strategy led by the UN World Health Organization (WHO), which aims to get vaccines into the arms of 40 per cent of people in all countries by the end of this year, and 70 per cent by mid-2022. The WHO launched its strategy earlier this month to help bring…

  • Reducing methane emissions vital for climate action, but not ‘get out of jail free card’

    World Bank/Scott WallaceAlthough the world needs a six per cent cut in fossil fuels to avoid the worst of global warming, coal mines, like those in in Samacá, Colombia, are expected instead to increase production by two per cent.    31 October 2021Climate and Environment A new reporting hub to reduce methane emissions – a powerful greenhouse gas responsible for at least a quarter of global warming – was launched on Sunday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), as the UN Climate Conference (COP26) kicked off in Glasgow. Supported by the European Union (EU), the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO), the initiative aims to improve the reporting accuracy and public transparency of anthropogenic, or human-caused, methane emissions. Initially, the Observatory will focus on methane emissions from the fossil fuel sector, before expanding to other major producing sectors, like agriculture and waste. “As highlighted by IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change], if the world is serious about avoiding the worst effects of climate change, we need to cut methane emissions from the fossil fuel industry”, said UNEP chief Inger Andersen. Monstrous methane Noting that methane released directly into the atmosphere is…

  • Past 7 years set to be warmest on record, sea level at new high

    IMF/K. M. AsadIn Bangladesh, efforts are undertaken to improve coastal protection from flooding caused by storms and a rise in sea level due to climate change.    31 October 2021Climate and Environment Record greenhouse gas concentrations have pushed the planet into uncharted territory, with repercussions likely for current and future generations, warned the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) this Sunday.  The past seven years are on track to be the seven warmest ever, according to the provisional WMO State of the Global Climate 2021 report, based on data for the first nine months of the year.   Released as climate policy negotiators begin their work at COP26, in Glasgow, the report says that a temporary cooling “La Niña” event early in the year, means that 2021 is expected to be “only” the fifth to seventh warmest year on record.   Global sea level rise accelerated since 2013 to a new high, with continued ocean warming and ocean acidification.  The report combines input from multiple United Nations agencies, national meteorological and hydrological services, and scientific experts.  It highlights the destructive impacts on food security and population displacement, crucial ecosystems and in slowing progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Time to act  In a video statement, the UN Secretary-General said the…

  • “Hainan Wants You” talent recruitment event kicks off in Wuhan

    Subscribe for updates now! On the 28th of October 2021, the Hainan Free Trade Port Job Fair made its first off island stop in Hubei’s Wuhan. The stated purpose of the Fair is to gather talented individuals from around China and around the world to build Hainan into the world’s largest free trade port. Through a combination of online and offline activities and a thoroughly detailed Employer Guide Booklet listing job positions in private- and state-owned companies in several key industries, the Fair aims to attract all kinds of people to help fill some of the province’s high level job vacancies.  Curious to know why Wuhan was chosen as the first stop reporter Lara Netherlands took some time to research the city and it’s people. During the process she found out that: • Wuhan has a population of more than 12 million people • Located smack dab in the middle of China, Wuhan has long been favored by talented personnel and students as a place to pursue their studies or careers. • Nearly 1.5 million students are enrolled at Wuhan’s 84 universities. • Wuhan’s best (and most…

  • COP26: SDG or NDC? Our guide to the language you need to know

    ECADeputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (center) and President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe along with other participants at 6th African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe.    26 October 2021Climate and Environment If you’ve been following the UN for any period of time, you will quickly notice the plethora of acronyms, initialisations and jargon that abound across the Organization. There will be plenty more to confuse you at COP26 (a classic example in itself), so here’s our handy guide to help you make sense of some of the key buzz words you’ll be hearing, as the landmark climate change conference gets going.  COP26 Let’s start with the name of the event itself, COP26. In layman’s terms, this is the 26th UN climate change conference, but officially it is the 26th Conference of the Parties (or COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Let’s break that down a bit… The UNFCCC was established following the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio (often referred to as the Earth Summit). The stated aim of the UNFCCC was to reduce greenhouse gases…

  • Journalists who ‘speak truth to power’ recognized with Nobel Peace Prize

    Euku via Wikimedia Commons/UNESCODmitry Muratov (left) and Maria Messa were jointly award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.    8 October 2021Human Rights Two campaigning journalists were awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was recognition that a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights – and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions”.  From the Philippines, Maria Ressa, Chief Executive and cofounder of online news outlet Rappler, and Russia’s Dmitry Muratov, cofounder and editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta newspaper, were named as the 2021 laureates by Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel committee. Heartfelt congratulations to the journalist @mariaressa, laureate of the 2021 #UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World #PressFreedom Prize & key partner of @UNESCO, who has won the #NobelPeacePrize together w/ Dimitry Muratov. Freedom of expression is the lifeblood of democracy.#NobelPrize— Audrey Azoulay (@AAzoulay) October 8, 2021 “No society can be free and fair without journalists who are able to investigate wrongdoing, bring information to citizens, hold leaders accountable and speak truth to power”, the UN chief said in his message congratulating this year’s winners. Our greatest ally Yet anti-media rhetoric and attacks against media workers continue to rise, observed the top…

  • Continuing Resumed Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Approves 8 Entities for Special Status, Defers Action on 17 Others

    The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended 8 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred action on the status of 17 others, as it continued its resumed 2021 session today. The 19-member Committee considers applications for consultative status and requests for reclassification submitted by non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  Once an application has been reviewed and approved by the Committee it is considered recommended for consultative status.  Organizations which were granted general and special status can attend meetings of the Council and issue statements, while those with general status can also speak during meetings and propose agenda items.  Organizations with roster status can only attend meetings. Action on some applications was postponed pending responses to Committee members’ questions on matters related to the organizations’ activities, partners, expenditures and sources of funding, among other matters. Also today, the Committee recommended that the Economic and Social Council suspend the consultative status of 219 organizations, reinstate that of 235 organizations and withdraw that of 326 organizations, pursuant to Council resolution 2008/4. The Committee also took note of 7 name change requests:  Canterbury Business Association Incorporated (Special, 2015) to Canterbury…

  • 联合国秘书长以最强烈措辞谴责海地总统遭刺杀事件

    海地总统莫伊兹7日凌晨在位于首都太子港的家中遭不明身份的武装分子袭击并遇害。联合国秘书长古特雷斯发表声明,以最强烈措辞对刺杀莫伊兹的行为表示谴责。 古特雷斯表示,实施这一犯罪行为的肇事者必须被绳之以法。他同时向海地政府和人民,以及总统莫伊兹的家人致以最深的慰问。 古特雷斯呼吁所有海地人维护宪法秩序,在这一骇人行为面前保持团结,拒绝一切暴力。联合国将继续为海地的政府和人民提供支持。 联合国安理会本月轮值主席国法国常驻联合国代表德里维埃也发表声明,对莫伊兹遇刺身亡事件表示悲伤。

  • 经历风雨,见证彩虹——联合国全球传播部新闻和媒体司司长姜华的20载难忘历程

    * 她曾见证了三个国家的独立; * 她曾为两位#诺贝尔奖# 获得者当过发言人; * 她曾是#联合国秘书长# 的首位女性华裔新闻发言人,也曾在维和任务区几次与死神擦肩而过,作为战地玫瑰为联合国的维和事业做出了贡献。 她就是#联合国# 全球传播部新闻和媒体司司长姜华。在她即将退休之际,《联合国新闻》记者张静对她进行了一次专访,请她讲述了自己在联合国将近20年的难忘历程。

  • 现任联合国秘书长古特雷斯成功连任

    当地时间6月18日,联合国现任秘书长安东尼奥·古特雷斯通过投票正式连任,他将在2022年1月至2026年12月间继续其联合国秘书长第二任期。18日,古特雷斯宣誓连任并发表讲话,首先他回顾了疫情时期联合国艰难地开展工作,各国均受到失业、贫困等不同打击。古特雷斯表示,所有人需要团结力量解决共同的问题,从疫情打击中复苏,改变疫苗供应不平等现象,应对可能的冲突,并促成一个更平等、安全、绿色的未来。 古特雷斯对他在第二任期为联合国带来加速的改变作出承诺,据悉,古特雷斯是今年联合国秘书长的选举中唯一获得联合国安理会官方认可的候选人,他曾是葡萄牙总理、联合国难民署高级专员,并从2017年1月起担任联合国秘书长一职。

  • 联合国安理会同意推荐古特雷斯继续担任第二任期秘书长

    6月8日,联合国安理会主席发表声明,表示安理会经过协商,同意推荐来自葡萄牙的现任联合国秘书长安东尼奥·古特雷斯继续担任第二任期秘书长。 根据联合国程序,在安理会推荐秘书长人选后,联合国大会将通过投票进行确认。 一旦经过联合国大会确认,古特雷斯第二任期将从2022年1月1日开始。

  • 古特雷斯作为联合国秘书长候选人阐述愿景

    现任联合国秘书长古特雷斯今天向会员国阐述了他担任第二个五年任期的愿景。古特雷斯表示,他将作为诚实的中介者和桥梁的构建者,以“谦虚的态度”来应对当今世界的多重挑战,并专注于解决方案。 古特雷斯在2016年10月被任命为联合国最高行政长官之前,曾担任葡萄牙总理,并在长达十多年的时间里领导联合国难民署。目前,他是下一任联合国秘书长的唯一官方候选人,由葡萄牙政府提名。 古特雷斯在今年3月散发了他的第二个五年任期愿景声明,今天的非正式互动对话使他有机会分享一个更加个人化的愿景,阐明为什么他愿意再次成为秘书长候选人。 遴选过程 非正式对话是联合国大会在上一次秘书长遴选过程中引入的环节,以便让候选人表达自己的观点,并回答包括民间社会在内的全球社会的广泛代表提出的问题,以此建立新的透明度标准。 在与会员国进行非正式对话之后,安理会将在6月份开始其遴选程序。如果出现其他候选人,可能还会举行进一步的对话。 根据《联合国宪章》,安理会向联大提出秘书长候选人建议。自1996年以来,安理会成员在这一建议上保持了一致。 之后,联大会通过一项决议正式任命秘书长。一直以来,该决议由联大主席提交并以协商一致方式通过。 解决根本原因 古特雷斯概述了他五年前竞选的最初动机。他说,他力图“致力于解决战争、欠发达和暴力的根源”,并创造条件,使“人民能够繁荣昌盛”。两者均为正确的事情,也是“明智的事情”。 他指出,全球化的失败,不平等现象的加剧,以及自然和气候的人为破坏,使他意识到“重新签订社会契约”势在必行。 他说:“越来越多的人生活在自己的回音室内。他们被错误信息、民粹主义、极端主义、仇外心理和种族主义所诱导。” 古特雷斯表示,“我们生活在一个启蒙后时代,这种时代培育了非理性甚至虚无的信仰体系,散布恐惧,否认科学和真理。” 他强调,必须不惜一切代价避免发生一种新型的地缘战略性破裂或冷战,而最好的解毒剂在于“重新点燃对基本价值的共同承诺”。 大量开展外交活动 古特雷斯在联合国纽约总部的联大讲台上向会员国表示,下一任秘书长需要“最大程度地发挥联合国的独特号召力,加倍努力促进和平外交,培养信任,建立信心,找出共同领域,真诚地进行调解,并不遗余力地将人们团结在一起。”  他对那些传统上在世界的主要外交场合缺乏一席之地的人表示支持。他说,民间社会、城市、私营部门和年轻人是“重要的声音”,他们的观点必须被倾听。 他表示,必须面对不公正和苦难,同时必须考虑到资源和技术分配的权力动态变化。 他还指出,在新冠大流行中,“当涉及疫苗或支持医疗服务欠佳或处于困境中的社区和国家时,”这场大流行病“大声地提醒”了人们集体行动的局限性及其潜力, 经受住考验 古特雷斯乐观地表示,“在现在这样的对我们未来的关键时刻,我们必须站起来,经受住考验。我坚信这种势头不可阻挡。” 他表示愿意再担任一届秘书长,他将“平等地为所有会员国服务”,除了《宪章》之外,绝无其他议程。 他说:“我们正处于一个脆弱的时刻,对我而言,绝对清楚的是,当今的复杂挑战只能激发一种谦卑的态度——秘书长自己既不能给出所有答案,也不能企图强加自己的观点……秘书长必须作为一个召集人、调解人、桥梁的构建者和诚实的中介者,以帮助找到有益于每个人并克服挑战和收缩的解决方案。” 古特雷斯表示,他将一如既往,“每天都感受到秘书长肩上的重大责任”,将“人类尊严以及我们和子孙后代与大自然的和谐相处,作为我们共同工作和努力的核心。” 

  • “9万亿美元的代价”

    4月12日联合国秘书长安东尼奥·古特雷斯表示,世界各国未能团结起来应对新冠肺炎疫情,这造成了广泛的不平等。他呼吁采取紧急行动——包括征收财富税,以便为全球从新冠肺炎疫情中复苏提供资金。 秘书长说,最新报告显示,在新冠肺炎疫情下的过去一年里,“世界上最富有人群的财富猛增了5万亿美元”。他敦促各国政府“考虑对在疫情期间获利的人征收团结税或财富税,以减少极端不平等”。 古特雷斯在联合国经济和社会理事会发展融资论坛上说,自疫情开始以来,“我们的多边应对措施没有任何一项如愿以偿……推动全球公平应对和从疫情中复苏正在考验多边主义。到目前为止,在这场考验中我们失败了”。 古特雷斯说:“疫苗接种就是一个例子。”他强调,仅10个国家就占全球疫苗接种总量的约75%,而许多国家甚至还没有开始为本国医护人员和最脆弱的公民接种疫苗。 他说:“有人估计,全球为不平等获取和囤积疫苗付出成本超过9万亿美元。”

  • 缅甸民盟中央执行委员会发表声明 宣布废除缅甸2008年宪法

    当地时间4月3日,缅甸民盟中央执行委员会发表声明,宣布废除缅甸2008年宪法,并将与缅甸各政治力量合作,为了缅甸更好的未来而努力。  △图为缅甸2008年宪法  此前,缅甸联邦议会代表委员会曾于3月31日发布通告称,废除缅甸现行的2008年宪法。民盟在声明中对于这一通告表示同意和支持。  △图为民盟中央执委会声明  缅甸联邦议会代表委员会是由多名在2020年缅甸大选中胜选的民盟党籍议员于2月5日自发成立的,他们自发任命了临时副总统和多位临时部长。  3月21日,缅甸国家管理委员会宣布认定联邦议会代表委员会为非法组织。  目前实行的缅甸联邦共和国宪法是在2004年召开国民大会起草的,并于2008年通过全民投票通过。

  • 国际航空运输协会的COVID-19旅行通行证App即将登陆iPhone

    国际航空运输协会(IATA)宣布,其携手国家航空公司打造的“COVID-19 疫苗与检测结果”应用程序(以下简称“旅行通行证”),即将于 4 月登陆苹果 iOS 应用商店。推行之后,Travel Pass 应用将取代出入相关场所时必须携带的纸质疫苗接种卡和 COVID-19 检测结果。 目前世界多地的旅行和体育场馆仍需访客提供相关证明,但随身携带纸质疫苗接种卡或 COVID-19 检测结果还是一件相当麻烦的事情。 好消息是,通过一段时间的努力,未来相关工作都将迁移至数字平台,比如国际航空运输协会(IATA)新推出的 COVID-19 旅行通行证 App 。 IATA 在官网上详细介绍了这款 COVID-19 旅行通行证应用,并解释称它将帮助用户找到旅行目的地所需的详细信息(包括 COVID-19 检测和疫苗接种要求)。 此外该 App 还能够引导用户找到目的地的检测中心,并允许授权机构使用该 App 向旅客分享检测结果。 IATA Travel Pass(via) 预计 4 月 15 日前后,IATA 会先推出 COVID-19 旅行通行证 App 的 iPhone 客户端,且 Android 版本也将在不久后到来。 路透社指出,此举能够简化繁琐且耗时的相关流程,且目前已有包括澳洲航空、马来西亚航空、大韩航空、维珍航空、新加坡航空、以及香港航空等在内的航司支持该 App 。

  • 特朗普将重返社交媒体 这次他要用自己的平台

    米勒称,特朗普将在两三个月之后重返社交媒体。(图片来源:路透社) 美国前总统特朗普的一位发言人贾森·米勒(Jason Miller)21日透露,特朗普将重返社交媒体,而这次他将创办自己的社交网站。 在2020年大选中,米勒长期担任其活动竞选顾问和发言人。他在福克斯电视台的一档节目中表示,特朗普将在两三个月之后重返社交媒体,他此次“回归”将借助自己的平台,吸引数千万新用户,并重新定义社交媒体。 米勒说:“我认为这将是社交媒体最热门的话题,将重新定义这个游戏,大家都拭目以待,看看前总统特朗普将做什么,而这一次将是他自己的平台。”米勒称许多公司都联系过特朗普,他本人正在与团队讨论新平台的事宜。 米勒表示:“这将是个很大的新平台。每个人都想争取他,因为他会给这个平台带来上千万的的用户。” 此前,推特和脸谱等社交网站封停了特朗普的账号。

  • 记者成为缅甸军政府暴力攻击的目标 2021年3月5日 10:31 美国之音 在缅甸安全部队动用更大的武力镇压抗议人士之际,记者正在成为攻击目标或者在冲突被殃及。 联合国和美国本星期都谴责了缅甸的暴力镇压,联合国估计军警迄今为止已经打死了50多人。 安全部队近几天瞄准了媒体。仰光新闻学校创始人、资深记者叶奈莫(Ye Naing Moe)说,在有些案例中,他们逮捕记者时使用了弹弓。 “这些是警方故意在记者中制造恐惧的手段,”叶奈莫对美国之音缅甸语组说。“另一方面,年轻的记者有决心有勇气继续做他们的工作。警察显然在把目标对准媒体,我对他们感到担忧。” 警方还动用催泪瓦斯和橡皮子弹驱散抗议人士。 摄影记者铁昂宽(Htet Aung Khant)在曼德勒为美国之音缅甸语组报道当地的冲突。他说,他星期三(3月3日)在给警察和抗议人士拍照大约10分钟时感到身体一侧有疼痛感,意识到他被一枚橡皮子弹击中了。 他说,“我向后退,问我周围的人有没有看到流血。” 医护人员帮助清理了他的伤口。他说,他短暂歇息后就向华盛顿的美国之音办公室发送了照片,然后试图返回抗议现场。 铁昂宽说,“我后来试图出去拍摄抗议的视频。但我的左臂很难活动,而且很痛。” 但是他并没有因此而放弃。 “我不怕做我的工作,”他说。“我今天去采访警方在曼德勒镇压时开枪打死的一名女孩的葬礼。” 缅甸军方推翻文职政府并逮捕反对派重要人物和国家民主联盟成员后,曼德勒和其他城镇都爆发了抗议。 叶奈莫说,他对在小城镇报道抗议活动的记者感到担心。他们的资源没有那么多,也更容易被追踪。 总部在纽约的保护记者委员会(CPJ)也对缅甸的安全表示担忧。保护记者委员会记录了缅甸动荡期间对媒体人员的逮捕。 保护记者委员会资深亚洲研究员伊夫蒂哈尔(Aliya Iftikhar)说,“由于当局动用武力,报道反政变抗议的记者们也面临严峻的人身安全危险。” 保护记者委员会紧急情况负责人费罗(Maria Salazar Ferro)对美国之音说:“在任何高风险环境中的记者和新闻编辑室能够做的一件最重要的事就是了解他们面临的风险,考虑如何降低这种风险。”  美国国务院星期三谴责了对平民的暴力镇压。

  • 也门认捐会议仅募得16.7亿美元,联合国秘书长表示失望

    联合国与瑞典、瑞士政府1日召集高级别认捐会议,为支持也门援助工作筹集到16.7亿美元资金。联合国秘书长古特雷斯会后发表声明称这一结果“令人失望”。 也门2014年爆发内战并持续至今,正面临严重的人道主义危机。联合国统计显示,该国有约2400万人需要援助和保护;近5万人已经生活在近似饥荒状态中,另有500万人面临陷入饥荒的风险。古特雷斯在会议开幕时说,联合国与合作伙伴今年需要38.5亿美元来满足1600万人的迫切需要。联合国副秘书长、紧急救济协调员马克·洛科克(mark lowcock)说,如果资金不足,也门人或将陷入“几十年来世界上最严重的饥荒”。 在当天的认捐会议上,36个认捐方共承诺提供16.7亿美元资金。2019年的高级别认捐会议共募集了超过25亿美元资金;2020年尽管有新冠肺炎疫情的影响,也门人道主义响应计划全年也接收到了约19亿美元资金。 古特雷斯称,包括妇女儿童在内,数以百万计的也门人迫切需要援助以维持生存,削减援助对他们而言意味着“死刑”。据联合国人道主义事务协调厅估计,在也门需要援助的人口中,儿童约占54%。饥饿对幼童和婴儿的严重影响是最令人担忧的问题之一,也门5岁以下儿童中近半数可能在2021年遭受严重营养不良,如不尽快处理,40万儿童或将丧生。 古特雷斯对当天的认捐方表示感谢,同时呼吁其他人再次考虑能否为也门人民提供帮助,避免几十年来世界上最严重的饥荒。他强调,通往和平的唯一途径是:立即在也门全国范围内停火,并采取一系列措施建立信任,然后在联合国的主持和国际社会的支持下,开展由也门人自身主导的包容性政治进程。 2014年9月,胡塞武装夺取也门首都萨那,后又占领该国南部地区,迫使总统哈迪前往沙特避难。2015年3月,沙特等国针对胡塞武装发起大规模军事打击。2018年12月,在联合国秘书长也门问题特使格里菲斯的主持下,也门政府与胡塞武装在瑞典首都斯德哥尔摩举行谈判,就荷台达省停火等问题达成协议。之后也门政府和胡塞武装之间关于停火和恢复和谈的谈判继续,但武装冲突仍时有发生。

  • 一座比纽约还大的冰山断裂

    当地时间2月26日,英国南极调查局(BAS)发布消息称,他们当天观测到冰山崩解,一座面积达1270平方千米的巨型冰山从南极冰架上脱离。这一面积与英国大伦敦相当,比美国纽约市还要大。 这座冰山脱离的冰架——布伦特冰架(Brunt Ice Shelf),也是英国南极调查局哈雷研究站(Halley Survey Base)的所在地。英国《卫报》当天报道称,此次冰山分离的发生地仅距离哈雷研究站20多公里,但并未造成人员安全影响。 当时,该研究站处于关闭状态,他们的12名工作人员已于2月中旬在南极洲冬季来临前撤离研究站。 布伦特冰架上的裂谷 图自哈雷研究站,下同 英国南极调查局表示,10年前,冰川科学家们首次观测到冰架上出现巨大裂缝;今年1月,其中一条裂缝开始扩大,每天以1公里的速度向东北推进;2月26日上午,这条裂缝在几小时内扩大了数百米,并分裂出一座巨大冰山。该调查局说,布伦特冰架上的这座冰山结构复杂,这一崩解事件的影响是不可预测的。 对于崩解原因,英国南极调查局表示,布伦特冰架的冰层变化是自然过程,其与2017年在南极拉森冰架上发生的巨大冰川断裂事件无关,同时也没有证据表明,气候变化发挥了重要作用。 “虽然在南极冰架上发生的大多数断裂是它们自然进程的一部分,但是大型冰山崩解事件,例如周五布伦特冰架上的冰山断裂仍然非常罕见,令人兴奋。”英国冰川学家、斯旺西大学地质教授卢克曼(Adrian Luckman)对《卫报》说道。 多年来,英国哈雷研究站一直在观测布伦特冰架的情况。他们对布伦特冰架崩裂出冰山,一直都做有准备。英国南极调查局说,研究站的团队每天使用高精度全球定位系统(GPS)仪器的自动化网络来监控冰架,这些环绕着研究站的网络可以检测冰架如何变形和移动。他们还用了来自欧洲空间局(ESA)、美国宇航局(NASA)和德国TerraSAR-X卫星的卫星图像。 布伦特冰架和哈雷研究站地图 2016年,由于担忧潜在的冰山断裂,英国南极调查局已将哈雷研究站向南极内陆迁移32公里。自2017年来,英国南极调查局仅在南极夏季派遣工作团队到哈雷研究站,并在冬季撤离团队并关闭研究站。南极大陆是世界上最为寒冷的地区,平均气温比北极要低20度。南极冬季更为寒冷,并且24小时全是黑夜,人员疏散将变得非常困难。 英国南极调查局预测,在未来几个星期或几个月内,这座冰山可能会脱离南极洲,或在附近海域搁浅,停留在布伦特冰架附近。如果这座冰山的崩解导致哈雷研究站周围的冰层发生变化,该研究站的GPS网络将会发出预警。

  • 昂山素季政党要建“临时政府”

    英国《金融时报》网站2月27日报道,昂山素季领导的缅甸全国民主联盟计划组建一个“临时政府”与该国的军政府分庭抗礼,目前正寻求美国、英国和联合国正式承认这个新机构。 被任命为缅甸已解散议会驻联合国代表的萨萨在接受采访时介绍了这一计划。 他指责其他东南亚国家“不与缅甸人民站在一起”。 报道指出,在发生政变的那个星期,免于被捕的全国民主联盟议员成立了缅甸联邦议会代表委员会,并举行了自己的宣誓就职仪式。当时联邦议会已被解散。 报道称,联邦议会代表委员会周二提名医生兼慈善家萨萨担任缅甸驻联合国代表。 报道称,虽然全国民主联盟的大多数议员现在要么被捕要么“在逃”,但萨萨表示,联邦议会代表委员会打算“为缅甸人民着想”,冒险在国内成立临时政府。 报道还称,这名官员出于安全原因拒绝透露他身在何处,只说是在缅甸境外,但“离得很近”。 缅甸军政府外长温纳貌伦当地时间晚上周三飞往泰国,与泰国总理巴育·占奥差举行会谈。印度尼西亚外长蕾特诺·马尔苏迪在曼谷廊曼机场与温纳貌伦进行了短暂会谈,她说自己表达了对“缅甸人民安全与福祉的关切”。

  • 缅甸驻联合国大使与军政权公开决裂

    缅甸驻联合国大使觉莫吞(Kyaw Moe Tun)周五在联合国大会上与军人政权宣布分手,要求国际社会立即终结政变,他在以缅甸语结束演说时伸出三根手指头,这是他的国家民众抗议政变者的象征。 这位大使发言时表示,“我们需要国际社会以强有力的行动立即终结军人政变,终结军政权对无辜人民的压迫,把权力还给人民 !” 他的发言大约持续十二分钟,声音颤抖,充满难以掩饰的激动情绪,间杂着缅甸语句,以及表示自己与要求重返民主的缅甸示威者联手斗争的动作。他表示,联合国成员国不会承认政变政权,“我们继续为一个出自人民、代表人民、为了人民的民选政府而斗争!” 缅甸大使演讲结束后,联合国会场爆发出如雷的掌声,其他的发言人也纷纷向他致敬。美国新任联合国大使托马斯-格林菲尔德向缅甸大使说:“我向你充满勇气的声明致敬。”美国国务卿布林肯发推赞赏缅甸大使的声明“明确而勇敢”。

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