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News in Brief 7 July 2023

  • Renewal of Black Sea Initiative urgent as consumers await lower food prices: FAO
  • Jenin: Soaring needs in aftermath of Israel’s military operation: UNRWA
  • Ukraine: Support needed to rebuild homes destroyed by war, flooding: UNHCR
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Cost-of-living crunch is not over so we’re pushing to keep grain, fertilizer accord alive: UNCTAD

The cost-of-living crisis continues to affect the world’s poorest families, which is all the more reason to redouble efforts to push for grain and fertilizer to leave key Black Sea ports, top UN economist Rebeca Grynspan said on Tuesday.

Ms. Grynspan, who is Secretary-General of the UN trade and development body UNCTAD, said although “there are things that are very difficult to solve… the UN will not spare any effort in trying to make this continue working for the future”. 

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News in Brief 17 November 2022

  • UN Secretary-General welcomes renewal of Black Sea Grain Initiative
  • UN experts condemn Israeli attacks against Palestinian rights defender Issa Amro
  • Sea temperatures in parts of Pacific, three times global average: WMO
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