This March 8, on the occasion of International Women's Day, the UN established the theme “Gender equality today, for a sustainable tomorrow”. In order to “move towards achieving sustainable development, responding to the climate crisis we face, managing and reducing disaster risk and strengthening the resilience of all women, leaving no one behind”.
Russia will declare a temporary ceasefire Wednesday to provide for the functioning of humanitarian corridors from Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Mariupol, it was announced Tuesday.
The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández Tuesday announced it would be granting humanitarian visas to Ukrainian refugees fleeing their war-torn country.
While most western news outlets have decided to no report from inside Russia, the BBC Tuesday announced it would resume broadcasting in English after thoroughly reviewing the country's new legislation against fake news, which provides for harsh prison sentences for the publication of information deemed false.
Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi Monday announced that effective March 10, the mandatory use of facemasks will stand only at health care facilities, after a significant drop in infections (positivity standing at 4.1%) had made it possible to lift several restrictive measures originally set in place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez admitted “nobody is happy” with the latest understanding reached with the International Monetary Fund, but under no circumstances does it condition the Argentine government economic policy, finally confessing he “despises” the IMF.
The United States and Venezuela are back in talking terms. White House admitted on Monday that a US delegation held weekend talks in Caracas with the government of Nicolas Maduro including discussions on energy supplies.
The third round of talks between Russian and Ukrainian envoys ended Monday with nothing much to account for after nearly three hours at Belovezhskaya Pushcha on the Belarus-Poland border.
Chile's Lower House Monday passed 73 votes in favor, 41 against, and five abstentions the renewal of the State of Exception in four southern provinces in the Bíobio and La Araucanía regions. The measure still has to be approved by the Senate.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board addressed the economic impact of the war in Ukraine, price shocks of energy and commodity prices, and on possible fast-tracked financial assistance for affected countries since a severe impact on the global economy can be expected.