Top news of the day | Wednesday: Gaza, Peacekeepers Day, global employment, AI

Главные новости дня | среда: Газа, День миротворцев, глобальная занятость, ИИ

UN peacekeeper in southern Lebanon. Top news of the day | Wednesday: Gaza, Peacekeepers Day, global employment, AI UN

The main news of the day in the UN and in the world: the difficult situation in Gaza, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, global employment levels, the UN summit on artificial intelligence.

The situation in Gaza

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza has decreased by 67 percent since May 7 . This is due to the closure of the Rafah crossing, the inability to safely pick up supplies delivered to the Palestinian side of the Kerem Abu Salem crossing, and restrictions on supplies through other entry points into the sector. Aid workers report that health and social services in Rafah are being forced to close one after another. According to the World Health Organization, only one hospital continues to be partially operational in Rafah, the Al-Emirati maternity hospital.International Day of Peacekeepers

UN agencies celebrate International Peacekeepers Day today. On this day in 1948, the first UN peacekeeping mission was sent to the Middle East to monitor the implementation of the Israeli-Arab armistice agreements. Since then, more than two million peacekeepers from 125 countries have taken part in 71 operations around the world. “Day after day, at great risk to their lives,” says the message of the UN Secretary-General, “these women and men work bravely in the most dangerous and unstable places on the planet, ensuring the protection of civilians. population, upholding human rights, promoting elections and strengthening institutions. More than 4,300 people have given their lives in the line of duty under the flag of the United Nations. They will forever remain in our memories.”

Global Employment

Unemployment rate in global growth will decline slightly this year to 4.9 percent, down from five percent last year. Warning of continued inequality in labor markets, the report cites evidence that women, especially in low-income countries, suffer disproportionately from lack of employment opportunities. In high-income countries, women earn seventy-three cents for every dollar men earn.  

UN Summit on Artificial Intelligence

The Global Summit “Artificial Intelligence in good”, organized by the International Telecommunication Union. Forum participants are developing principles and frameworks for the use of artificial intelligence to ensure that no country is left behind. The UN Secretary-General is preparing a video message on this occasion, which will be made public on Thursday. In it, António Guterres will talk about the importance of creating safe and inclusive artificial intelligence that is accessible to everyone. During the summit there will be events dedicated to innovations in the field of generative AI, robotics and the development of modern interfaces. 


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