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UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’

Source: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060702 The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. “The new coronavirus disease is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, pointing out that the potential longer-term […]

UN launches major humanitarian appeal to keep COVID-19 from ‘circling back around the globe’

UN Photo/Mark Garten UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launches a COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan with Under- Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. To confront the unprecedented worldwide challenge posed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, top UN officials on Wednesday, launched a massive humanitarian appeal to […]

2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum Update

At this stage, we are continuing with our planning for the 2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum but we are reviewing this on a daily basis. If a ban on gatherings prevents the event going ahead, we will notify everyone as soon as we possibly can.

Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country

Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. “Serious political and social crises in the country have prompted Nicaraguan students, human rights defenders, journalists and farmers to flee their country at an average […]

FROM THE FIELD: Going the extra mile with vaccines

Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere WMO Video screen shot An unusually early and exceptionally intense heatwave has set new temperature records in Europe, posing a major threat to people’s health, agriculture and the environment. A wide-ranging UN climate report, released on Tuesday, shows that climate change is […]