The UN General Assembly (aka UNGA, because if a UN initiative doesn’t have an acronym, it doesn’t exist) is back for its 74th edition.
Like every year, the UN has taken New York hostage with its mix of diplomats, development specialists, traffic, meeting fatigue, and the ultimate Quartz favorite: atrocious event titles. People who work in, or with, the UN are surely fluent in obscure international bureaucratic language. But because the UN is supposed to be for everyone, we are, for the third time, here to absolve our service journalism duty and turn the jargon into normal words. Let’s start with the 74th UNGA title:
Hello, the world is full of poor people who can’t get a good education and are discriminated against, plus we broke the weather: We. Gotta. Move.
Y’all have all these good ideas but nothing ever changes, try harder
This is not about you, it’s about U—U for universal (health coverage). Do you have money for very poor people without doctors?
Last year we promised we were going to fight tuberculosis, this is how that’s going
The bosses say at this pace we are never going to meet the development goals by 2030
Where to buy cheaper drugs
So many diseases! How do we stop them all?
Zimbabwe needs a health care system. We want everybody’s help
We’re here fixing capitalism, one pun at a time
Investing in environmental projects helps address the climate emergency
Bad eyesight is still a problem in many places, let’s solve it
: Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Like-Minded Group of Countries Supporters of Middle-Income Countries (MICs)
Several ministers meet to discuss supporting countries still on their path toward universal health coverage