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20-01-2020 - 26-01-2020

23.01. The UN Secretary General called the main threats to humanity the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”: geostrategic tension, climate change, growing distrust at the global level and the danger of new technologies.
23.01. Promoting a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine is a priority for the Albanian chairmanship of the OSCE in 2020. This was stated by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania Edi Rama.
23.01. Corruption perceptions in Ukraine have significantly worsened. During 2019, Ukraine sank six steps in the global Corruption Perceptions Index, losing two points.
22.01. The UN Human Rights Committee has for the first time examined an asylum case due to climate change. UN experts recognized the right of “climate refugees” to asylum.
22.01. The Turkish Red Crescent has spent $ 5.8 billion on refugees abroad since 2011. In 2019, the organization provided assistance to 7.9 million people in 71 countries.
22.01. According to the law on the state budget for 2020, only 8 billion UAH are planned to be spent on nature protection. This is 0.2% of Ukraine's GDP. EU countries spend 2% of GDP on environmental protection.
21.01. The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting to assess whether the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China is an international public health emergency.
21.01. The Ukrainian government calls on the UK to remove the Ukrainian trident from the anti-extremism manual of the British counterterrorism police.
21.01. Currently, the number of unemployed worldwide is 188 million. By the end of 2020, an additional 2.5 million people can join the army of the unemployed. The reason for this situation in the labor market is partly because the growth rate of the number of people of working age is faster than the creation of new jobs. Moreover, the number of working poor people is growing rapidly in the world.
20.01. Participants in the international conference on Libya have agreed not to provide further military support to the parties to the Libyan conflict in order to introduce a long ceasefire regime and to monitor more closely the arms embargo.
20.01. President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky will attend events called the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on January 22-23, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
20.01. Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets 16 African leaders at an investment summit Monday (20 January) that will see Britain cast out a net for trading partners in its new life outside the EU. He is also expected to announce an end to Britain’s support for thermal coal mining and coal power plants overseas.