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‘This Is A Time For Facts, Not Fear,’ Says WHO Chief As COVID-19 Virus Spreads

Sunday, 16 February 2020, 12:28 pm | United Nations

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will ... More >>

World Health Organization: Coronavirus Must Generate ‘solidarity Not Stigma’

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 12:45 pm | United Nations

Investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure that the coronavirus and other disease outbreaks are “identified and stopped quickly”, the UN health agency said on Friday. The Director-General of the World Health Organization ( WHO ), Tedros ... More >>

Transitional Justice Processes Critical To Lasting Peace, Security Council Hears

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:10 am | United Nations

For countries to move forward after conflict or mass atrocities, suffering must be acknowledged and justice served, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Security Council on Thursday. Michelle Bachelet was speaking during an open debate ... More >>

Meeting Of Top Scientists Underway To Slow Coronavirus Spread

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:49 pm | United Nations

Health Deaths from the coronavirus epidemic have surpassed 1,000, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) confirmed on Tuesday, as hundreds of health experts began meeting at its headquarters in Geneva to help halt the spread of the disease, now officially ... More >>

UN Underlines Need For Dialogue To Resolve Israel-Palestine Conflict

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:42 pm | United Nations

eace and Security Rising tensions and instability across the globe, particularly in the Middle East, underscore the need to resolve the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the UN Secretary-General told the Security Council on ... More >>

$683 Million Appeal To Deliver Reproductive Health Services, Where They’re Most Needed

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:29 pm | United Nations

  Women With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund ( UNFPA ) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health ... More >>

Hospitals In Yemen Attacked, Disrupting Healthcare For Thousands Of Vulnerable Civilians

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 12:08 pm | United Nations

11 February 2020   Attacks on health facilities in Yemen’s Marib province, East of the capital Sana’a, have left some 15,000 people – many of them displaced from other parts of the country – with severely limited options for medical care, ... More >>

28 militiamen sentenced in Central African Republic

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 12:01 pm | United Nations

The sentencing of 28 militia members on Friday in the Central African Republic (CAR) for an array of violent crimes, including the murder of civilians as well as 10 UN peacekeepers, has been hailed as a major step forward in the fight against impunity ... More >>

Antarctic continent posts record temperature

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 11:28 am | United Nations

Fresh fears of accelerating damage to the planet’s ice sheets and sea level rise have been fuelled by confirmation from the UN’s weather agency that the Antarctic likely saw a new temperature record of more than 18°C on Thursday. Speaking to journalists ... More >>

Resolving Israel-Palestinian conflict

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 12:14 pm | United Nations

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is “key to sustainable peace in the Middle East”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, maintaining that the lack of any progress only “furthers radicalization across the region”. António Guterres told the ... More >>

Ocean Conference has potential to be a ‘global game-changer’

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 11:30 am | United Nations

The second global Ocean Conference taking place in Portugal in a few months’ time promises to be “a critical moment” for the health of life under water and on land, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday, as preparations got ... More >>

Climate action ‘both a priority and a driver of the decade

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 11:47 am | United Nations

Climate action will be both a priority and a driver of world affairs through the coming decade, United Nations Secretary-General chief António Guterres announced on Monday, during a speech at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, in which he ... More >>

What to Expect at the 2020 Ocean Conference

Saturday, 1 February 2020, 11:30 am | United Nations

As ocean health continues to deteriorate, countries kick-off preparations to scale up solutions for marine conservation UN Ocean Conference Preparatory Meeting, New York, 4 to 5 February 2020 More >>

West Darfur tensions could see 30,000 flee

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 9:39 am | United Nations

West Darfur tensions could see 30,000 flee across Sudanese border to Chad: UN refugee agency More >>

Rising violence in central Sahel

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 2:03 pm | United Nations

A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) warned on Tuesday. More >>

Coronavirus: ‘An emergency in China, but not yet global

Friday, 24 January 2020, 9:59 am | United Nations

The head of the UN health agency, WHO (World Health Organization), declared on Thursday that the respiratory disease Novel Coronavirus, is not yet an official Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but warned that is an emergency in China. More >>

Formation of new Government in Lebanon

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 3:26 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new Government of Lebanon today. He looks forward to working with Prime Minister Hassan Diab and the incoming Council of Ministers, including in support of Lebanon’s reform agenda ... More >>

Security Council: Syria cross-border aid under threat

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 11:22 am | United Nations

A six-year-long UN operation that delivers aid across the Syrian border will expire at midnight unless the divided UN Security Council can agree later on Friday to extend it. As Council members met to consider re-authorizing cross-border humanitarian aid ... More >>

Inaction over climate emergency ‘not an option’

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 10:57 am | United Nations

Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major energy conference in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was addressing the International Organization ... More >>

‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 12:04 pm | United Nations

The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an “unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region. “The region has experienced a devastating surge in terrorist attacks ... More >>



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