António Guterres was on Friday re-appointed to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Russian and Belarusian parties signed an acceptance certificate for the start-up of power unit No. 1 of Belarusian NPP. Rosatom’s Engineering Division acted as the project’s general designer and general contractor, Rosatom said in a statement.
The global economy is expected to expand 5.6% in 2021, the fastest post-recession pace in 80 years, largely on strong rebounds from a few major economies. However, many emerging market and developing economies continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the World Bank says in its June 2021 Global Economic Prospects.
The construction of a 300 MW nuclear power unit with an innovative lead coolant BREST-OD-300 fast reactor has begun at the site of the Siberian Chemical Combine (an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM) in Seversk, Russia’s Tomsk region.
The UN chief welcomed the election on Monday of Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of the Maldives, as President-elect of the 76th session of the General Assembly.
The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) remain crucial partners of authorities in Central Asia in supporting the reform process in the areas of human rights protection, fight against economic crime and promotion of effective functioning of state institutions. This has been recalled earlier on today during the first Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the joint EU/CoE Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023, held online.
Global food prices rose in May at their fastest monthly rate in more than a decade, even as world cereal production is on course to reach a new record high, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported on 3 June.
According to the World Health Organization, the number of people infected with coronavirus infection in the world is more than 167 million 011 thousand, of which more than 3 million 472 thousand people have died (as of 15:59 CET on 25 May 2021).
On Monday, 24 May, two metro trains collided in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, resulting in more than 200 casualties, Reuters reported.
According to the World Health Organization, the number of people infected with coronavirus infection in the world is more than 164 million 523 thousand, of which more than 3 million 412 thousand people have died (as of 18:46 CET on 20 May 2021).