Top news of the day | Tuesday: International Criminal Court, Gaza, drug trafficking, women in politics

Главные новости дня | вторник: Международный Уголовный Суд, Газа, наркоторговля, женщины в политике

Damage to housing and civil infrastructure in Ukraine. Top news of the day | Tuesday: International Criminal Court, Gaza, drug trafficking, women in politics UN

The main news of the day in the UN and in the world: the ICC has issued arrest warrants for two high-ranking Russian military officers, humanitarian aid in northern Gaza, drug traffickers are using new technologies, the share of women in the world’s parliaments has increased slightly.

ICC: arrest warrants

In connection with crimes allegedly committed in the context of the war in Ukraine, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for Lieutenant General Sergei Ivanovich Kobylash, commander of long-range aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, and Admiral Viktor Nikolaevich Sokolov, commander of the Black Sea Russian Navy. They are accused of war crimes – targeting civilian objects and causing excessive unintentional harm to civilians.

The situation in northern Gaza

UN aid agencies on Tuesday welcomed a rare opportunity to deliver emergency supplies to hospitals in northern Gaza. They also again warned of “appalling” conditions in the sector’s health facilities. For the first time since October 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) was able to visit Kamal Adwan Hospital, where several children died from starvation and dehydration. In addition, the UN reports that up to 80 percent of housing in some areas of northern Gaza has been damaged or completely destroyed.

Control drugs

Drug traffickers continue to use advanced digital technologies, social media and disinformation campaigns, leading to increased consumption of illicit substances worldwide . This is stated in the report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Criminals are using hard-to-trace cryptocurrencies and encrypted communications and transactions, complicating drug control efforts. The Committee recommends campaigns against trafficking in illicit substances through new technologies and online platforms.

Women in Parliament

The share of women in the world’s parliaments has reached 26.9 percent, according to the latest calculations by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Over the year, this figure increased by 0.4 percent. Among the countries in the world ranking, Rwanda, Cuba and Nicaragua continue to lead, where there are more women deputies than men. According to the results of the elections in Turkmenistan in 2023, the number of women parliamentarians increased by 0.8 percent, while in the lower house of the parliament of Kazakhstan this figure, on the contrary, decreased by 8.7 percent.


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