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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 interconnected and interdependent world, “no one is secure until all of us are secure”. more
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 ...

Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact

New York : The COVID-19 crisis has caused a dramatic spike in the number of Syrian refugees in need of emergency assistance in the last three months, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, in ...

World Health Organization says global coronavirus tally topped 7.2 mln

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated the overall number of coronavirus cases globally at 7,273,958, with over 413,000 having died from the disease.

UN sustainable energy project in Ukraine finds a new role: fighting COVID-19

New York : A United Nations project to promote energy efficiency among Ukrainian homeowners has found a second life – informing 1.8 million of the nation’s citizens on how to ...