One year of the Black Sea Initiative: Key facts and figures 

For almost a year, the UN-brokered Black Sea Initiative agreed by Russia, Türkiye, and Ukraine has allowed millions of tonnes of grain and other foodstuffs to leave Ukraine’s ports, playing an “indispensable role” in global food security, according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/07/1138532
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One year of the Black Sea Initiative: Key facts and figures 
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Ukraine war: Guterres calls for continuation of ‘vital’ food and fertilizer agreement

20 Jun 2023

The Secretary-General on Tuesday said he was disappointed by the “slowing pace of inspections” under the UN-brokered Black Sea Initiative – the grain and fertilizer deal which has allowed millions of tonnes of food exports to leave Ukraine.

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UN chief warmly welcomes Russia decision to end suspension from Ukraine grain deal

02 Nov 2022

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday issued a statement warmly welcoming Russia’s decision to resume its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which has allowed nearly ten million metric tonnes of vital foodstuffs to be shipped from Ukraine.

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Black Sea Initiative exports top 30 million tonnes from Ukraine, as talks continue over renewal

11 May 2023

The UN-brokered Black Sea Initiative, aimed at ensuring the flow of grain, foodstuffs and fertilizer amid global shortages exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, has now allowed the safe export of more than 30 million tonnes, since it first began in July last year.