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New York : The “most massive public health effort in history” is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing a European Union pledging conference in Brussels. more
‘Rapid deterioration’ in global investment flows as Coronavirus spreads: UN trade body

New York : Foreign direct investment flows are liable to drop by 30 to 40 per cent during 2020, into next year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting a far more severe economic ...

UN rights chief urges quick action by governments to prevent devastating impact of COVID-19 in places of detention

New York : COVID-19 has begun to strike in prisons, jails and immigration detention centres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Wednesday, as she urged Gove ...

Another ‘tragic milestone’: Reported cases of COVID-19 pass 200,000, says UN health chief

New York : It took three months to reach the first 100,000 cases of COVID-19 but only 12 days to double that, to reach over 200,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

UN, an ‘ally’ in Kenya in fight against COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

New York : The United Nations is working closely with the Kenyan Government to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19. By Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resid ...

UN body underscores priority of health, safety during ‘unprecedented’ COVID-19 challenges

New York : Confronted with widespread human, social, and economic ramifications surrounding COVID-19, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) stressed the ...

UN health chief announces global ‘solidarity trial’ to jumpstart search for COVID-19 treatment

New York: Just 60 days after the genetic sequence of COVID-19 was shared by China, the first vaccine trial has begun, the UN health chief said on Wednesday, calling it “an incredibl ...

UN agriculture agency staff continue to strive for a better world amid Italy COVID-19 lockdown

New York : Italy has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak, with nearly 28,000 confirmed cases of the disease and 2,503 deaths, according to latest statistics from the World Health Organ ...

COVID-19: UN ‘remains open for business’, determined to deliver for the people we serve, says UN chief

New York : In light of the continuing spread of the coronavirus, the UN has stepped up measures to safeguard staff and all those using its offices around the world, while at the same time ...

Coronavirus update: COVID-19 likely to cost economy $1 trillion during 2020, says UN trade agency

New York : Apart from the tragic human consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, the economic uncertainty it has sparked will likely cost the global economy $1 trillion in 2020, ...