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South African President Warns Pandemic Has Set Back African Development

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 10:18 am | United Nations

Despite the continent-wide approach taken by African countries to combat COVID-19, the pandemic has set back their development aspirations, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Speaking ... More >>

Sign Of The Times: COVID-19 Response And Recovery Must Be Accessible Says Guterres

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 10:13 am | United Nations

In his message for the day, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed encouragement that some countries have been providing public health announcements and information on COVID-19 with national sign language interpretation. And he repeated his call ... More >>

Interception, No Solution To Address Migrants Crossing English Channel

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 9:45 am | United Nations

Migrants and Refugees Intercepting boats full of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, is not the solution to deter them from attempting to reach the United Kingdom, UN agencies have stressed, warning that deployment of large naval vessels ... More >>

‘Immediate humanitarian assistance’ to support Beirut

Friday, 7 August 2020, 9:41 am | United Nations

The response to Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut requires global support in order to “surmount the devastating impact” of the crisis facing the Lebanese people, the UN Deputy Special Coordinator for the country said on Thursday. More >>

75 years after the bomb

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 2:29 pm | United Nations

At a Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which devastated the city in 1945. More >>

UN Chief Calls For Libya Mass Grave Investigation

Sunday, 14 June 2020, 10:20 am | United Nations

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has expressed deep shock at the discovery of mass graves in Libya over recent days, in territory that was recently in the hands of the so-called opposition Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar. ... More >>

Health Experts Concerned About Indirect Effects Of COVID-19 On Women And Youth

Saturday, 13 June 2020, 9:37 am | United Nations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) is concerned about its impact on women, children and young people. “The indirect effects of COVID-19 on these groups may be greater than the number of deaths due ... More >>

COVID-19 In Africa: WHO Urges Constant Vigilance As Cases Top 200,000

Friday, 12 June 2020, 12:07 pm | United Nations

COVID-19 is accelerating in Africa, with more than 200,000 cases and more than 5,600 deaths, the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday. Africa recorded its first case of the new disease in mid-February. While it took ... More >>

COVID-19 Highlights ‘life And Death’ Stakes For Greater Digital Cooperation

Friday, 12 June 2020, 12:05 pm | United Nations

Managing the digital divide better, has become “a matter of life and death” for people unable to access essential healthcare information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief has told a virtual high-level meeting on rapid technological ... More >>

Cyclone Amphan’s trail of destruction in Bangladesh/India

Friday, 22 May 2020, 9:24 am | United Nations

UN humanitarians and partners are working hard to assist the people of Bangladesh and India suffering from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, which made landfall on Wednesday, wreaking havoc, causing high tidal surges, flooding and embankments to collapse. More >>

Coronavirus ‘grim Reality’: World Economy To Shrink By 3.2 Per Cent, New UN Report Projects

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 10:17 am | United Nations

World Bank/Peter Kapuscinski Economic Development Against the backdrop of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the world economy in 2020 is projected to shrink by 3.2 per cent, racking up some $8.5 trillion in overall losses – wiping out nearly four years ... More >>

75 Years On From The Nazi Defeat, Many Still Suffer Impact Of Conflict: Guterres

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 10:15 am | United Nations

On 8 and 9 May, the UN commemorates the millions who lost their lives during the Second World War, the tragic conflict that led to the birth of the United Nations. In a video message released late on Friday, UN chief António Guterres warned that ... More >>

Global Health Experts Advise WHO To Identify Animal Source Of COVID-19 Virus

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 11:10 am | United Nations

International experts have advised the World Health Organization ( WHO ) to work to identify the animal origins of the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic and its transmission to humans, the UN agency said on Friday. The recommendation was among ... More >>

Millions Of Missing Airmiles: How The UN Civil Aviation Agency Is Helping Airlines Take Off Again

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 11:08 am | United Nations

In normal times, the world’s airlines would be carrying nearly 2 billion international passengers this year. That’s 5.7 million a day. But with the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the planet, these are not normal times. In its latest analysis of the economic ... More >>

Sudan: Coronavirus Could Be Tipping Point For ‘untold Suffering’, Bachelet Urges Sanctions Relief

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 8:39 am | United Nations

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and people of Sudan could experience “untold suffering” unless donors act fast to shore up a country still in transition, the top UN human rights official warned on Tuesday. One year after ... More >>

Launch Of UN Policy Brief: The Impact Of COVID-19 On Children

Friday, 17 April 2020, 7:03 am | United Nations

Key Messages - Policy Brief: Impact of COVID-19 on Children 188 countries have imposed countrywide school closures, affecting more than 1.5 billion children and youth. Nearly 369 million children across 143 countries who normally rely on school meals ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Spokesman On Humanitarian Assistance

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 1:36 pm | United Nations

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on humanitarian assistance and access during the fight against COVID-19 The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned that the coronavirus continues to spread at an alarming rate, including ... More >>

Economic Sanctions Should Be Lifted To Prevent Hunger Crises In Countries Hit By COVID-19

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 11:09 am | United Nations

As the world exhibits new bonds of solidarity in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is a matter of “humanitarian and practical urgency to lift unilateral economic sanctions immediately,” to prevent hunger crises in pandemic-hit countries, a UN ... More >>

COVID-19: Economic Sanctions Should Be Lifted To Prevent Hunger Crises – UN Expert

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 9:32 am | United Nations

GENEVA (31 March 2020) – A UN human rights expert called for the immediate lifting of international sanctions to prevent hunger crises in countries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The continued imposition of crippling economic sanctions on Syria, Venezuela, ... More >>

COVID-19: Measures Needed To Protect People Deprived Of Liberty, UN Torture Prevention Body Says

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 11:53 am | United Nations

GENEVA (30 March 2020) - The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has issued detailed advices on a range of actions governments and independent monitoring bodies should take to protect people deprived of their liberty during ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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