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New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed progress towards universal access to electricity and clean cooking fuels and technology, and fallout from the war in Ukraine could result in further setbacks, according to a UN-backed report, published on Wednesday. more
Learn from the pandemic to strengthen workplace safety: UN labour agency

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how effective dialogue between employers, workers and governments, is the best way to strengthen safety and health at work, the International Lab ...

UN and partners boost presence and aid supplies inside Ukraine

New York: Humanitarians are deploying extra staff across Ukraine to aid the growing number of civilians sheltering from Russian bombardment, or fleeing the violence, the UN Spokesperson s ...

Germany locks down unvaccinated ahead of push for mandatory Covid jabs

Berlin (JEN): Germany on Thursday imposed major restrictions on unvaccinated people as the country is planning to make Covid shots mandatory for all in the coming months to fend off a fou ...

Decades of development efforts undermined by pandemic: FAO report

New York: COVID-19 has set back progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), undermining decades of development efforts, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agricul ...

Countries urged to develop pandemic preparedness and response treaty

New York: A senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the need for a global treaty on pandemic preparedness and response, urging countries to “seize t ...

International Literacy Day: Celebrate educators, invest in learning potential

New York: With 1.4 billion people around the world lacking basic literacy skills, the head of the UN cultural agency on Tuesday urged all those involved in learning, to mobilize the inves ...

Pandemic highlights importance of indigenous self-determination: UN rights chief

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to ensure the world’s indigenous people have control over their own communities, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights h ...

COVID-19: UN health agency advice informs decision to delay Olympic Games for first time since 1944

New York : The International Olympic Committee declared on Wednesday that it is postponing the 2020 Summer Olympics which were due to take place in Japan, based on information provided by ...