Numerous world leaders used their speeches in the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and Wednesday to denounce Russia’s war in Ukraine. That trend continued Thursday both in the assembly hall and at the usually deeply divided U.N. Security Council, where, one-by-one, virtually all of the 15 council members served up harsh criticism of Russia – a council member — for aggravating several already severe global crises and imperiling the foundations of the world body.
Worldwide employment in renewable energy reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in one year, with China alone accounting for 42 percent of the global total, a new report said on Thursday. The report, titled “Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022” and published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), shows that almost two-thirds of all these jobs are in Asia. China alone accounts for 42 percent of the global total, followed by the European Union and Brazil with 10 percent each.
On Friday, the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) will analyze the most pressing issues that Latin America and the world face. The 22nd Meeting of the Political Council of ALBA-TCP will be held in New York in the framework of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The government of India proposed to put in place a new law which would enable it to intercept encrypted messages, voice calls, and even video calls made on Over-the-Top (OTT) communication platforms including WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), which functions under the Ministry of Communications (MoC), released the draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 on Wednesday for public consultation. In the draft Bill, ‘telecommunication services’ have been defined as anything to do with broadcasting, email, voice mail, video-communication, and audio-communication services.
In Ukraine, Donbass referendum to join Russia underway:
Referendums on officially becoming Russian territories have begun in the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and the Russian-controlled parts of southern Ukraine. The votes will take place from today until Tuesday next week. Preliminary results are expected to be released by Wednesday. The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) broke away from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. They are predominantly Russian-speaking and share a border with Russia. Moscow recognized them as independent states in February.