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‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 could change the future of work

Millions of people around the world have been working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic and now experts are asking whether this “business as unusual” could be the future of work, at least for those people whose job doesn’t require them to be tied to a particular location. UN News spoke to Susan Hayter, a […]

Yemen aid lifeline near ‘breaking point’: UN food agency

© UNICEFA family from Amran Governorate in Yemen shares lunch (file)    Humanitarian aid projects to war-torn Yemen are reaching breaking point, and some $870 million is needed to continue giving life-saving assistance to millions of vulnerable people for the next six months, the World Food Programme (WFP), warned on Tuesday. The appeal for a fresh […]

Guterres commends India and Bangladesh for life-saving work in face of deadly cyclone

© UNICEF/West Bengal IAGCyclone Amphan hits West Bengal, India.       The UN chief António Guterres commended the governments and people of India and Bangladesh on Saturday, for their life-saving efforts ahead of devastating Cyclone Amphan, and for the effective relief effort, wishing those survivors injured and affected by the disaster, a speedy recovery. In a statement, the Secretary-General […]

Post-pandemic ‘green shift’ in transport could create up to 15 million jobs

UN Photo/Evan SchneiderA bus driver in New York City wears a mask to protect himself against the Coronavirus.    Transforming the transport sector to be more environmentally-friendly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, could create up to 15 million new jobs worldwide and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, according to a UN-backed report […]

Support stepped up for Rohingya camps as first COVID-19 infections are confirmed

© UNHCRRohingya refugees use a handwashing station, installed to help combat the spread of COVID-19 at a settlement in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.    After confirmation that the first cases of COVID-19 infection have been identified in a vast and overcrowded refugee camp in Bangladesh, UN humanitarians on Friday announced additional measures and appealed for funds to […]