Health
New York: Governments and pharmaceutical companies need to work together in a better way, to deliver vaccines “to every person, everywhere” – not simply in the wealthiest nations, said the UN chief on Friday. more
Make mental healthcare for all a reality, urges Guterres

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on mental health worldwide, and action must be taken to “redress the glaring inequalities exposed by the pandemic”, incl ...

COVID crises highlight strengths of democratic systems, says Guterres

New York: The UN Secretary-General, on Wednesday, urged the world to “learn from the lessons of the past 18 months, to strengthen democratic resilience in the face of future crises. ...

Some light at the end of the tunnel’ as pandemic turns one: Anotnio Guterres

New York: After 12 months where the world has faced “a tsunami of suffering”, the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines represents “some light at the end of the tunnel” sai ...

UN chief receives COVID-19 vaccine in New York

New York: The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in The Bronx, a few miles uptow ...

World must be ready for the next pandemic, UN says on first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

New York: The United Nations is commemorating the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on Sunday, underscoring the need to learn lessons from the coronavirus pandemic, and urg ...

Fruits and vegetables crucial for healthy lives, sustainable world: Guterres

New York: The United Nations is marking 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, spotlighting their vital role in human nutrition and food security, as well as urging effo ...

Science, unity and solidarity, key to defeating COVID: UN chief

New York: Better preparation, listening to the science and acting together in solidarity, are some of the main ways that countries across the world can overcome the on-going COVID-19 cris ...

Universal Health Coverage ‘more urgent than ever’: UN chief

New York: 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 acc ...

Use COVID lessons to ‘do things right’ for the future, urges UN chief

New York: Lessons learnt from efforts to address the global pandemic must be used to “do things right for the future”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, a ...