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Better preparation, listening to the science and acting together in [...]
Facing another critical juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic, the World [...]
Women from around the world are being given a more [...]
The world is at risk of suffering “a generational catastrophe” as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the education of students globally, the UN chief said on Thursday.
Around 15 per cent of deaths in the Mediterranean are attributable to preventable environmental factors, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report released on Wednesday has revealed.
With the COVID-19 pandemic sparking a “communications emergency” caused by [...]
Current, reliable and trusted data help us to “understand the changing world” in which we live, the UN chief said on Tuesday in his message for World Statistics Day.
An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis released on Tuesday.
As COVID-19 cases continue to accelerate, particularly in Europe and [...]
With countries and pharmaceutical companies around the world gearing up to [...]
Latest results from a UN-coordinated international trial on four COVID-19 therapeutic drugs, indicate that they [...]
Hunger is rising, due to factors including conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which is putting a strain on food systems that are already failing in many countries. In today’s LIVE blog, marking World Food Day, we will look at some of the many issues and possible solutions. Highlights • UN chief video message • What is sustainable agriculture? • Food and the COVID-19 pandemic • The business of food • UN commits to transforming food systems
COVID-19 is now the fifth leading cause of death in [...]
More than half the population of the vast Asia and Pacific region lack any social protection coverage, leaving populations vulnerable to ill-health, poverty, inequality and social exclusion, a new UN report has found.
Although handwashing with soap is vital in the fight against [...]
Extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency, intensity [...]
Urgent action and funding are needed to sustain progress in [...]
The UN Secretary-General has called for solidarity with all people living in poverty, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.