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News in Brief 4 August 2022

  • UN chief slams ‘immoral’ profiteering amid global energy crisis

  • Healthy life expectancy in Africa grows by nearly 10 years

  • Ukraine: Guterres calls for fact-finding mission after deadly prison attack



TRADECAST: The human cost of rising prices in wake of Ukraine war

In the first episode of UNCTAD’s Weekly Tradecast, the organization’s Secretary-General, Rebeca Grynspan, talks about the global cost-of-living crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine.

What can be done to support vulnerable countries and people who will suffer the most from rising food, energy and fertilizer prices?

More than four months since the start of the war, people globally are facing a cost-of-living crisis not seen in more than a generation – in a world already grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.