Hey There 2022
I am 100% a history person but I can't ignore what is happening in the present. As we all know what happens today is history tomorrow so it stands to reason that we need to look at the events of 2022 as the precursor to history, or the epilogue of the past.
At the end of 2021 I put together a blog that gave a quick snapshot of the year and to help do that this year I started this page. To read the 2021 blog click here.
2022 is the year of the Tiger
The United Nations have designated the year 2022 as the:
International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture
What does that mean? According to the UN the aim of this year-long focus is to draw attention to the role of small-scale fishers, fish farmers and fish workers in the assurance of food security and eradication of poverty.
To learn more about what this means and the international campaign check out the 2022 blog: CLICK HERE.
Some of the Main News & Bits you may have missed from 2022
Notable Events of January 2022 Top Left: Tongan Volcano eruption and tsunami (14 January 2022) Top Right: State of Emergency declared in Kazakhstan (5 January 2022) Bottom Left: Ethiopian civil war continues Bottom Right: Novak Djokovic deported from Australia (16 January 2022) Not pictured: Coup takes place in Burkina Faso (23rd January 2022) and a storm in Madagascar kills 115 (23rd January 2022). Image Sources (top left to bottom right): BBC World News, Unknown State Media Kazakhs
Top Left: Russia begins a full-scale invasion of Ukraine (24 February 2022) Top Right: The Winter Olympics are held in Beijing, China (4th-20th February 2022) Bottom Left: The Canada Convey Protest over vaccinated mandates, led by cross-border truckers Bottom Right: Russian President Putin recognised the sovereignty of two Ukrainian separatist regions. See Blog for More!
op Left: The Winter Paralympic Games were held in Beijing, China (4-13 March 2022) Top Right: Researchers in Antarctica announce that the Endurance, which sank in 1915, has been found (9 March 2022) Bottom Left: The attack on Chernihiv, Ukraine intensifies (10 March 2022) Bottom Right: The theatre that was sheltering women and children in Mariupol is destroyed by a Russian bomb, (16 March 2022)
Top Left: The United Nations votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council 93-24 with 58 countries abstaining, (7 April) Top Right: Russia’s Moskva becomes the; largest warship sunk since World War Two, (14 April) Bottom Left: Sitting French President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected as President, (24 April) Bottom Right: Elon Musk, the world’ richest man, acquires Twitter, (25 April)
Top Left: 9 May – Sri Lanka’s PM resigns under immense pressure from protests across the country. To Right: 14 May – Ukraine wins Eurovision Bottom Left: 14 June – The “Whisky War” over Hans Island ends with Canada and Denmark agreeing to divide the island in half (more on that later)! Bottom Right: 22 June – A 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan kills at least 1,000 people
🗞8 July – Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is shot dead shocking the world, especially Japan where such violence is extremely rare. 🗞18 July – Droupadi Murmu is elected President of India, the youngest person to be elected to the position, aged 64, and the first tribal woman (*Tribal people are defined as a sub-group in India and are among the most disadvantaged classes) 🗞28 July – The Commonwealth Games begin in Birmingham, England 🗞Ongoing – Throughout the month of July thousan
The Kenyan General Election is held however the result is questioned by the opposition party. (9 August) China conducts controversial military exercises around Taiwan while top ranking US officials visit the island (4 August) Major flooding hits Pakistan and is named a global climate catastrophe. The death toll quickly climbed to over 1,000 people (28 August) A vote of no-confidence passed by the Montenegrin Parliament against Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic.
1 September – The UN releases a report stating that Chinese Government internment camps for the Uyghur people may be a crime against humanity. 8 September – Charles III becomes King of England 16 September – Protests erupt in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini 19 September - the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is held.
Two human crushes kills hundreds while Britain get a new PM and the War in Ukraine rages.