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New York: The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated 100,000 Euros to boost global efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to anyone, anywhere, who needs them, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday. more
UN Security Council demands COVID-19 vaccine ceasefires; WHO pushes for more action to speed up inoculations

New York: The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling on all Member States to support a “sustained humanitarian pause” to local conflicts, in ord ...

COVID-19 shows ‘urgent need’ for solidarity, UN chief tells Nobel forum

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for global solidarity and greater international cooperation, and must be turned into an opportunity for fundamental change, UN Sec ...

Independent UN experts decry COVID vaccine hoarding: ‘No one is secure until all of us are’

New York: The only way to fight the COVID-19 crisis is to make affordable vaccines available to everyone, independent UN human rights experts said on Monday, underscoring that in an inter ...

UN chief urges greater investment in universal health coverage, starting now

New York:  The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of strong public health systems and emergency preparedness for communities and economies globally, the UN Secretary-Ge ...

Countries face ‘critical moment’ in COVID response: UN health agency chief

New York: With strong leadership and comprehensive strategies it’s never too late for countries to change the trendlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite passing the tragic milesto ...

As UN turns 75, multilateral milestones show successes and ‘how much remains to be done’ – Kagame

New York: In a virtual address to the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, the President of Rwanda on Tuesday noted that while milestones on gender, climate and development ...

COVID-19: Lift sanctions ‘bringing suffering and death’, urge UN rights experts

New York: A group of UN independent human rights experts have called on countries to lift – or at the very least, ease – sanctions to allow affected nations and communities ac ...

Philippines: UN and partners launch major COVID-19 response plan to aid 5.4 million

New York: Prioritizing the safety and well-being of women and girls, the UN and partners launched on Tuesday a COVID-19 humanitarian response plan to assist some 5.4 million of the poores ...

UN tallies action so far to fight COVID-19, and roadmap out of the pandemic

New York: Amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN has mobilized to save lives, control transmission of the virus and ease the economic fallout, Secretary-General Ant&oac ...