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Tedros hails WHO landmark resolution to accelerate COVID-19 response With unprecedented solidarity, the World Health Assembly adopted a landmark resolution on Tuesday, which sets out a clear roadmap of the actions needed to sustain and accelerate the COVID-19 response at both national and international levels, the UN healt
UN News Centre | May 20, 2020 8:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Just hoping coronavirus will bypass Africa, would be a deadly mistake: Bachelet Tens of millions of people in Africa could become destitute as a result of COVID-19 and its catastrophic impact on fragile economies and health systems across the continent, human rights chiefs from the United Nations and the African Commission warned on
UN News Centre | May 20, 2020 5:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Human development backslides, education at global levels not seen since the 1980s School closures, to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, have left some 60 per cent of the worlds children without an education, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in its new report, launched on Wednesday.
UN News Centre | May 20, 2020 4:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN Middle East peace envoy warns against unilateral action on all sides, as Israel threatens West Bank annexation The UNs Middle East peace envoy issued a stern warning on Wednesday against any unilateral action including an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank that could undermine diplomatic efforts to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating ta
UN News Centre | May 20, 2020 4:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Stand in solidarity to preserve Africas hard-won progress, urges UN chief The coronavirus pandemic threatens the hard-earned gains Africans have made throughout the continent, the UN chief said on Wednesday, urging the world to stand in solidarity with the people, now, and for recovering better.
UN News Centre | May 20, 2020 04:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Syria: UN relief chief appeals for renewal of lifesaving cross-border aid operation The UNs top aid official has urged the Security Council to renew a mechanism that provides lifesaving assistance to millions of desperate people in northwest Syria, through cross-border deliveries from Turkey.
UN News Centre | May 19, 2020 9:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Guterres encourages Member States to reach agreement over Ethiopian Nile dam project UN chief Antnio Guterres is encouraging Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to persevere with efforts to overcome their differences and reach agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
UN News Centre | May 19, 2020 8:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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WHO countries agree 'equitable and timely access' to coronavirus vaccine, 'comprehensive evaluation' of response The World Health Organization (WHO)concluded the annual World Health Assembly on Tuesday, adopting a resolution that calls for an independent review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the agencys own performance.
UN News Centre | May 19, 2020 8:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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'Alarming military build-up underway in Libya, as COVID-19 heightens insecurity The civil war in Libya is in danger of intensifying as foreign intervention grows and the spectre of theCOVID-19pandemic adds to a deepening sense of insecurity, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) told the Security Council on Tuesday.
UN News Centre | May 19, 2020 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Coordination essential to beat coronavirus, keep development goals on track As the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc across the world with the most vulnerable suffering the most the UN chief said on Tuesday that the task of eradicating poverty and achieving the development goals has never been more challengin
UN News Centre | May 19, 2020 5:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend