Jomo Kwame Sundara warns about how the Davos World Economic Forum’s much touted “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (IR4.0) is transforming food systems. For instance, agriculture is now second only to the military in drone use.
Tag: Secretary General Antonio Guterres
COVID-19: A Vaccine That Was Hijacked by the Rich
Some of world’s most affluent nations, including the U.S., Canada and the U.K., seem to have cornered most of the supplies, writes Thalif Deen.
WATCH: UN Secretary General on ‘The State of the Planet’
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivers an address on “The State of the Planet” at Columbia University in New York.
Assassination Strengthens Iranian Hardliners; Weakens Chances of Renewed Nuclear Deal
An Iranian nuclear scientist’s assassination will bolster the hand of Iranian hardliners who don’t want a renewed nuclear deal with the incoming Biden administration, say Medea Benjamin & Ariel Gold.
COVID-19: UN’s $5.1 Billion Shortfall Threatens Operations Worldwide
Thalif Deen reports on a major cash crunch caused by late or non-payments amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
UPRISING: Amid Sweeping US Protests, UN Tweets Platitudes
Dulcie Leimbach reports on the muted response by most UN leaders to the killing of George Floyd, racial discrimination in the U.S., the protests or Trump’s authoritarian response.
VIPS MEMO: To the President—Avoid Hostilities Over Iranian Fuel Shipment to Venezuela
The Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) urges Donald Trump to avoid the slippery slope toward armed conflict as an Iranian oil tanker nears Venezuela on Sunday.
COVID-19: US Pulls Plug on Global Ceasefire Resolution
Dali ten Hove reports on political in-fighting among members of the Security Council during the pandemic.
COVID-19: Time to Shake Up Global Sanctions Regimes, say UN Officials
At a time of a global health and economic crisis, some UN officials, such as the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, are calling for lifting sanctions around the world.
COVID-19: UN Chief Decries ‘Dangerous Epidemic of Misinformation’ About Coronavirus
Antonio Guterres warned against poisonous misinformation on social media that is putting more lives at risk.