DGI Brief - May 25, 2016


Good Wednesday to all. Today's top 5 global issues news are from #Ukraine #Greece #Afghanistan #UN and #Liberia

- GREECE: The move averts a potential debt burden of up to 250% of Greece’s GDP by 2050, but the country’s debt is still huge and double-digit unemployment could last beyond 2040.

- AFGHANISTAN: Objections to the new extremist leader, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, come from number of splinter factions opposing the selection process as undemocratic (my word), i.e. w/o input from all religious scholars and tribal elders (The Taliban's words).

- UNITED NATIONS: World leaders endorsed 5 responsibilities to improve aid delivery, support refugees, uphold international law, increase financing and prevent migration-generating crises

1. Political leadership to prevent and end conflict

2. Uphold the norms that safeguard humanity

3. Leave no one behind

4. Change people’s lives: from delivering aid to ending need

5. Invest in humanity

#EU #IMF #bailout #debt #economiccrisis #Taliban #UN #humanitarian #refugees #aid #sanctions #Russia #Savchenko

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