The incoming President of the UN General Assembly, Csaba Kőrösi, has said that the world is suffering mightily from a lack of trust, and while planning to do all he can to move the needle forward on a host of global challenges – from the climate crisis to the war in Ukraine and food shortages – he will also use his mandate leading the UN’s most representative body to help restore trust among nations and strengthen confidence in the international system.
The outgoing High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has told UN News in an interview to mark the end of her term in office that she’s always spoken out and felt free to act, while acknowledging that doing the job is “a constant and permanent struggle” to prevent governments from restricting essential freedoms.
In the tenth and final episode of the UN climate action podcast No Denying It, YouTube stars The Try Guys introduce Chibeze Ezekiel, a Ghanaian community organizer who began a community campaign to resist, when a new local coal project was announced. Following the campaign,Ghana went on to commit to renewable energy for all future projects.
In episode nine of the UN climate action podcast No Denying It, award-winning documentary director Erin McGoff introduces Lefteris Arapakis, the self-proclaimed “worst fisherman in Greece”. Lefteris hauls in a bountiful catch every day - of plastic pollution. He is the co-founder of Enaleia, Greece’s first fishing school, with a program to train and incentivise fishermen to collect plastic from the sea.
In episode eight of the UN climate action podcast No Denying It, popular Australian science communicator Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki (known to many as Dr. Karl) introduces Yvonne Cuaresma, the founder of The Climate Journal, a space for her, and others, to share and alleviate their anxieties and fears about the environment.