There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres “to play a role” in bringing countries to the table.
This Wednesday, top stories includes: the UN chief’s continued visit in the Pacific to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change; in Yemen, the fatal price that children are paying due to a conflict they did not cause; a new tool to track medical products worldwide; drought in Somalia; and updates on tensions in the Gulf.
Climate change could have a “huge impact” on the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior negotiator from the Gulf state who is currently attending the COP21 climate talks in Paris.
The UAE, which is a major oil producer, has come to the talks with a series of plans, known as INDCs, which will help to reach the target of reducing global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius.
Cristina Silveiro has been talking to Thani-Al-Zayoudi, the Director of Energy and Climate Change at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.