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  • Step up action to achieve COVID-19 ceasefire, Guterres says in UN Day message +

    Step up action to achieve COVID-19 ceasefire, Guterres says in UN Day message The UN’s 75th anniversary this Saturday, which falls as countries continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, is an opportunity to accelerate action to achieve a global ceasefire during the crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said.  The UN chief initially issued Read More
  • Women guardians of the environment +

    Women guardians of the environment Women from around the world are being given a more prominent role in the fight against climate change, thanks to the efforts of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Globally, countries are being encouraged to update their plans to curb climate Read More
  • UN urges people to #PledgetoPause before sharing information online +

    UN urges people to #PledgetoPause before sharing information online With the COVID-19 pandemic sparking a “communications emergency” caused by false information disseminated on social media, the UN Secretary-General is encouraging people everywhere to take a breath before sharing content online.  António Guterres on Wednesday launch the #PledgetoPause campaign as part Read More
  • Trusted data helps us all ‘understand the changing world’ – UN chief +

    Trusted data helps us all ‘understand the changing world’ – UN chief Current, reliable and trusted data help us to “understand the changing world” in which we live, the UN chief said on Tuesday in his message for World Statistics Day. Statistics are “fundamental for evidence-based policymaking…[and] drive the transformations that are needed”, Read More
  • Stand in solidarity with world’s poor, UN chief says in message for International Day +

    Stand in solidarity with world’s poor, UN chief says in message for International Day The UN Secretary-General has called for solidarity with all people living in poverty, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  Secretary-General António Guterres issued the appeal in a video message to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed annually on Read More
  • Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19 +

    Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19 Women and girls are disadvantaged in this pandemic, a problem aggravated in rural areas. Rural women, with a crucial role in agriculture, food security and nutrition, already face struggles in their daily lives. Now, since COVID-19 and their unique health Read More
  • Bad situations ‘only get worse’ without disaster risk governance, UN chief says on International Day +

    Bad situations ‘only get worse’ without disaster risk governance, UN chief says on International Day With nations facing multiple crises simultaneously and a dramatic rise in extreme weather events in recent decades, the UN Secretary-General has called for strengthening disaster risk governance, to build a safer, more resilient world.  In a message commemorating the International Day for Disaster Read More
  • ‘Staggering’ rise in climate emergencies in last 20 years, new disaster research shows +

    ‘Staggering’ rise in climate emergencies in last 20 years, new disaster research shows The first 20 years of this century have seen a “staggering” rise in climate disasters, UN researchers said on Monday, while also maintaining that “almost all nations” have failed to prevent a “wave of death and illness” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In an urgent call for countries Read More
  • UN World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, as hunger mounts +

    UN World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, as hunger mounts The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world – often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions – has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.  The agency was recognized “for its efforts to combat Read More
  • Universal Health Coverage ‘more urgent than ever’ – UN chief +

    Universal Health Coverage ‘more urgent than ever’ – UN chief The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that “our health systems are inadequate”, the UN chief told a ministerial meeting on Thursday, citing weak structures and unequal access to healthcare as “major reasons” why the coronavirus has killed one million people and Read More
  • Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean +

    Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean will be slower than the return to productivity following the subprime mortgage crisis more than a decade ago, the head of the UN’s office for the region, ECLAC, said on Tuesday.  Alicia Read More
  • COVID-19 disrupts critical mental health services, WHO warns +

    COVID-19 disrupts critical mental health services, WHO warns The global pandemic has disrupted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of the countries it surveyed, underscoring the devastating impact of COVID-19 and highlighting an urgent need to scale up funding, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has Read More
  • UN chief reiterates call for global ceasefire, marking International Day of Non-Violence +

    UN chief reiterates call for global ceasefire, marking International Day of Non-Violence The UN Secretary-General repeated his call for a global ceasefire on Friday, commemorating the International Day of Non Violence, which is taking place this year in the shadow of the devastating human and socio-economic impacts resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.  In Read More
  • Annual report: Pandemic recovery must be measured in ‘human rather than economic terms +

    Annual report: Pandemic recovery must be measured in ‘human rather than economic terms We must “commit” to building a more inclusive and sustainable world, the UN chief underscored in his annual report on the Work of the Organization, launched on Thursday. In the Introduction, Secretary-General António Guterres said the international community should reflect on “our shared progress as Read More
  • COVID-19 underscores need to deliver on promise of landmark women’s rights conference +

    COVID-19 underscores need to deliver on promise of landmark women’s rights conference Unless countries act now, the COVID-19 pandemic could erase recent “fragile progress” towards gender equality, the UN Secretary-General warned on Thursday, urging governments to put women at the centre of recovery and response. António Guterres issued the charge in a Read More
  • Listen to older people’s ‘suggestions and ideas’ for more inclusive societies, urges UN chief +

    Listen to older people’s ‘suggestions and ideas’ for more inclusive societies, urges UN chief Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is reckoning with the disproportionate and severe impact that the virus has wrought on the “health…rights and well being” of older persons, the UN chief has said, marking the international day highlighting their issues. Read More
  • Guterres urges more countries to step up and fund global COVID-19 vaccine effort +

    Guterres urges more countries to step up and fund global COVID-19 vaccine effort The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday called for all nations to provide further urgently needed funds – the equivalent of the total spent on cigarettes worldwide every two weeks – on behalf of global COVID-19 vaccine efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere, gets Read More
  • Food loss and waste ‘an ethical outrage’, UN chief says on International Day +

    Food loss and waste ‘an ethical outrage’, UN chief says on International Day New approaches and solutions are needed to address worsening food loss and waste, the UN Secretary-General has said, in a message marking the first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction.  Last year, the UN General Read More
  • Ahead of biodiversity summit, UN officials call for action to preserve the natural world +

    Ahead of biodiversity summit, UN officials call for action to preserve the natural world Top UN officials working to preserve the natural world are urging “action now” ahead of a crucial biodiversity summit this week, where world leaders will reaffirm their commitment to the cause.  “We have no time to wait. Biodiversity loss, nature Read More
  • Stand together and build a just world, UN chief says in message for International Day of Peace +

    Stand together and build a just world, UN chief says in message for International Day of Peace Even amid the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere must continue to make peace a priority, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.  António Guterres made the appeal in his message to mark the International Day of Peace, observed annually on Read More
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