The year 2021 ends with unprecedented achievements and important challenges.
A new highly infectious species discovered in South Africa, Omicron, is reaching Europe and the United States. Its true effect and duration are still unknown. Almost two dozen vaccines against the coronavirus in record time allowed to reduce the number of deaths due to the epidemic, especially in the wealthiest countries. However, countries with fewer resources lag far behind in vaccination campaigns.
In 2021, the world is committed to taking better care of the planet, but the goals adopted at COP26, the United Nations climate summit, must be achieved at a time when climate disasters are increasing and forcing thousands of people to flee their places of residence. He grew up and lived.
In economic terms, the growth that resumed after the pandemic has been accompanied by significant inflation and major problems in global supply chains.
The attack on the Capitol in Washington, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the coups and assassinations in Haiti, and elections whose organization or results aroused international suspicion show that democratic values can quickly falter.
2021 was also the year of the first steps for space tourism, a haven that only the richest on the planet can afford at the moment.
On Tuesday, Agence France-Presse released the second part of a series of notes that attempts to summarize the end of the current year, accompanied by the best photos and videos of 2021.
These are the expected notes:
After Merkel’s departure, Europe is desperately searching for a new leader
Emmanuel Macron, Mario Draghi, Olaf Schulz .. Who can succeed Angela Merkel as the European Union presidency, after the departure of the chancellor after 16 years in power?
Bur Yassin El Ghaba
(EU government diplomacy in Germany 2021, analysis, 800 words – already broadcast – updated post)
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After the euphoria of recovery, the global economy is entering a period of turmoil
After the economic disaster of 2020, the recovery of the global economy has been good, but the health situation caused by the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant of Covid, shortage of basic products and inflation darkens the outlook for 2022.
Por Ali BEKHTAOUI
(Health Virus Pandemic Macroeconomic Growth Environment 2021, Analysis, 650 Words – Already Broadcast – Updated Post)
Tech Trends 2022: Lean Meat, Web 3.0, Tech Company Battles
The tech world makes a lot of promise for 2022: Waymo (Google) will continue to test its driverless vehicles in several cities in the US, and Facebook – now Meta – will continue to build the metaverse, a parallel universe of virtual reality.
(The Year of American Economics 2021, Focus, 900 Words – Syndicate Update)
The most important deaths in the world in 2021
(People of the year 2021 are deceased, chest, 750 words – already submitted – posting updated)
Climate, art, football and more: 2021 in ten records
(Climate Economy Diplomacy in Space, Transmission Energy Record 2021, Box, 700 Words – Already Sent – Updated Post)
Six events to mark 2022
(Music and Sports Culture 2021 Elections, Box, 650 Words – Already Broadcast – Syndicate Updated)
– Already sent on Monday 27 December:
The most important events of 2021 in the world
The COVID-19 pandemic, the attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump activists, the resurgence of the Taliban and the precipitous US exit from Afghanistan or increasingly alarming reports on climate change are some of the major world events in 2021.
(Environment Year 2021, Political turmoil in the world, retrospective, 1700 words – already broadcast – updated post)
2021 Afghanistan is turbulent and its future is uncertain
Afghanistan saw a turbulent year for a few countries, with the departure of international forces and the return of the Taliban. But his misfortune was far from over, with a harsh winter predicted ahead.
Written by David Fox
(Afghanistan conflict 2021, flashback, 850 words – already broadcast – updated posting)
Pictures, videos and graphics
Trump Without Trump: The 2022 Republican Handbook?
US Republicans are celebrating their party’s impressive gains in state elections this fall, even though their leader may not be too happy to see the results of his fiefdom in South Florida.
Poor Frankie Taggart
(US Policy 2021, Focus, 1000 words – 15:00 GMT – Rebroadcast updated)
Diagnosing a pandemic: background noise or an explosion?
Two years into the pandemic, COVID-19 is spreading again at full speed due to the highly contagious omicron variant. But despite everything, there is still hope that in 2022 the coronavirus will become an endemic disease that humanity will learn to live with.
Written by Nina Larsson
(WHO General Health Virus Pandemic 2021, focus, 850 words – already broadcast – joint update)
Reversing the battle against climate change
After a quarter century of conferences on climate change, the Glasgow meeting (COP26) in 2021 left a bittersweet taste and showed that big polluters like China or India are not ready to relinquish their energy supremacy.
By Jordi Zamora
(Climate, Energy and Environment 2021 COP26, analysis, 600 words – already broadcast – updated post)
Pictures and video
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