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Growing Calls For Revamping Development Financing To Ensure Sustainable Global Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 11:13 am | United Nations

Forum to highlight new initiatives to tackle inequalities exacerbated by pandemic With many economies reeling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as inequalities continue to widen, world leaders will discuss options to unlock concrete investments ... More >>

COVID ‘long Way From Over’ As Cases And Deaths Surge – WHO

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:31 am | United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be brought under control “within months”, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday. Although January and ... More >>

Volcanic Eruption Leaves ‘entire Population’ Of Saint Vincent Without Clean Water

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:14 am | United Nations

Last week’s eruption of La Soufrière volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,has left the entire population of the main island without clean water and electricity, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday. More >>

Growing Calls For Revamping Development Financing To Ensure Sustainable Global Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:31 am | United Nations

Forum to highlight new initiatives to tackle inequalities exacerbated by pandemic NEW YORK, 12 April – With many economies reeling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as inequalities continue to widen, world leaders will discuss options to unlock ... More >>

Humanitarian Catastrophe In Northern Mozambique ‘beyond Epic Proportions’

Friday, 9 April 2021, 1:39 pm | United Nations

The UN and partners are “following with deep concern” new reports of violations against civilians in northern Mozambique, the UN Spokesperson said on Thursday. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2104/fbcdc3abb7166b5972aa.jpeg" ... More >>

One In Three Travel Destinations Still Fully Closed To International Tourists: UN Agency

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 12:17 pm | United Nations

Around a third of 217 world travel destinations surveyed remain completely closed to international tourists, as concerns grow over the impact of new coronavirus variants, and some governments reverse efforts to ease restrictions, according to a new report ... More >>

Yemen: UN Migration Agency Calls For Urgent Humanitarian Access After ‘horrific’ Fire

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 12:05 pm | United Nations

The UN migration agency (IOM) on Monday called for “urgent humanitarian access” to an overcrowded migrant detention centre in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, where a deadly fire reportedly led to multiple deaths at the facility at the weekend. IOM also called ... More >>

UN Secretary-General António Guterres To Mark U.S. Reentry Into Paris Agreement With Envoy For Climate John Kerry

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 11:53 am | United Nations

Watch live at webtv.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement this Friday. The discussion with the Secretary-General ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Office Expresses ‘strong Concern’ At Use Of Force Against Demonstrators

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 9:13 am | United Nations

The United Nations in Myanmar has voiced strong concerns over Tuesday’s reported use of force by security forces against demonstrators protesting the military takeover and arrests of elected leaders and politicians. “I call on the security forces ... More >>

Global Economic Recovery Remains Precarious, Rebound Of 4.7% To Barely Offset 2020 Losses

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 4:23 pm | United Nations

The United Nations warned that the devastating socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years to come unless smart investments in economic, societal and climate resilience ensure a robust and sustainable recovery of the global economy. ... More >>

In Davos Speech, UN Chief Highlights Private Sector Role In Pandemic Recovery

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 9:00 am | United Nations

The private sector has a key role to play in lifting countries out of both the COVID-19 and climate crises, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told international business leaders on Monday. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2101/42e09beedad0dcb31fff.jpeg" ... More >>

New COVID-19 Strains ‘poised To Unleash’ More Severe Infections – Security Council Hears

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 8:49 am | United Nations

Since September, the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened, infecting close to 100 million people, costing more than $3 trillion in lost wages and intensifying obstacles for peace and security around the world, the UN political ... More >>

UN Secretary-General Warmly Welcomes US Steps To Rejoin Paris Agreement On Climate Change

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 3:47 pm | United Nations

I warmly welcome President Biden’s steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and join the growing coalition of governments, cities, states, businesses and people taking ambitious action to confront the climate crisis. More >>

Violent Attempt At US Capitol To ‘overturn’ Election, Shocking And Incendiary: Independent UN Experts

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 9:57 am | United Nations

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2101/d5ddb152d41185f1e9c6.jpeg" width="720" height="326"> Unsplash/ElevenPhotographs The US Capitol building in Washington D.C. A group of independent UN rights experts released ... More >>

Guterres Commends Libya Forum For Breakthrough On Interim Leadership Deal

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 9:52 am | United Nations

Peace and Security The UN Secretary-Genera l has praised the breakthrough made by a key committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum at the weekend, over an interim political leadership deal, ahead of nationwide elections at the end of the year. ... More >>

Israel: Ensure Equal COVID-19 Vaccine Access To Palestinians – UN Independent Experts

Friday, 15 January 2021, 9:15 am | United Nations

“In this early stage of the worldwide inoculation programme, Israel has delivered the vaccines to a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country”, said Special Rapporteurs Michael Lynk and Tlaleng Mofokeng. While noting that Israel has ... More >>

Insecurity And Bureaucracy Hampering Aid To Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1:03 pm | United Nations

Nearly three months after the start of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive assistance, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, citing information from its humanitarian coordination agency, OCHA ... More >>

Mali Transition Presents Opportunity To Break ‘vicious Circle Of Political Crises’

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 12:44 pm | United Nations

Following the 18 August mutiny that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Special Representative and Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali ( MINUSMA ) Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said the country was now four months in, to a planned 18-month transition ... More >>

Uganda: UN Chief Calls For ‘inclusive, Transparent And Peaceful’ Elections

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 9:04 am | United Nations

With presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 14 January, SecretaryGeneral António Guterres raised concern over reports of violence and tensions inparts of the country and implored all political actors and their supportersto ... More >>

UN Counter-terrorism Chief Urges Continued Vigilance Against ‘real’ Ongoing Threat

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 2:59 pm | United Nations

“Terrorist activity has shown that we must remain extremely vigilant: the threat remains real and even direct for many States”, Vladimir Voronkov said, speaking from New York. He warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified the need for ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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