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UNCTAD/PRESS/MA/2022/004
Global impact of war in Ukraine on food, energy and finance systems
A three-dimensional crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 13 April 2022

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will launch the UN Global Crisis Response Group’s first brief on the global implications of the war in Ukraine on food, energy and finance, today, 13 April, 12 p.m. EST (4 p.m. GMT).

He will be joined by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development Rebeca Grynspan.

The report is under embargo until its launch, which will be livestreamed on UN Web TV.

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