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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 António Guterres told journalists on Thursday, speaking at the virtual launch of his report on the Organization’s response to the crisis

World Health Organization says global coronavirus tally topped 7.2 mln

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: 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.

May confirmed as warmest on record, CO2 levels hit new high despite COVID economic slowdown

New York: Last month was the warmest May on record and carbon dioxide levels also hit a new high despite the economic slowdown from COVID-19, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, in an urgent appeal for Member States to renew their efforts to tackle climate threats.

Address 'appalling impact' of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges

New York/IBNS: Urgent action is needed to address “the major disproportionate impact” of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities, including people of African descent, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

‘Dogged pragmatism’ needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy

New York:‘Dogged pragmatism’ is needed to save the Ocean as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean.

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

New York/IBNS: 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 combat the COVID-19 virus.

UN issues ‘wake-up call’: Don’t sideline AIDS response during COVID-19 crisis

New York/IBNS: As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, decades of advances made in the battle against HIV are under threat, noted two UN agencies on Monday, point out that disruptions to treatment could cause hundreds of thousands of HIV-related deaths.

None of us is safe until we all are, says UN chief at EU push to end COVID-19 pandemic

New York/IBNS: 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.

COVID-19 putting routine childhood immunization in danger: UN health agency

New York/IBNS: As the new coronavirus continues its relentless march across the planet, with nearly 2.9 million cases reported as of Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) remains concerned about the pandemic’s impact on other health services, especially for children.

100 days on from advent of COVID-19, more action is needed: Tedros

New York/IBNS: With Thursday marking 100 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was first notified about what is now officially known as COVID-19, the agency’s chief said the virus has already infected more than 1.3 million people worldwide, and without action now, poor countries could suffer massive devastation.

‘Count every drop, every drop counts’: UN weather agency calls for better water data on World Meteorological Day

New York/IBNS: Floods, extreme rainfall, droughts and melting glaciers…many of the major signs of climate change involve water. On this year’s World Meteorological Day, the UN weather agency (WMO) is reinforcing the message of World Water Day, by focusing on the links between climate and water, and calling for better water-related data.

Turn around deforestation in 2020, the ‘Nature Super Year’, says Guterres

New York/IBNS: On the International Day of Forests, which falls on Saturday, UN chief António Guterres is calling for 2020, which has been referred to as a “nature super year”, to be the year that the world turns the tide on deforestation and forestry loss.

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

New York/IBNS: 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 body underscores priority of health, safety during ‘unprecedented’ COVID-19 challenges

New York/IBNS: Confronted with widespread human, social, and economic ramifications surrounding COVID-19, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) stressed the priority of ensuring “the health and safety of people”.

Still ‘early days’ to assess COVID-19 impact on women, children – UNICEF official

New York/IBNS: Shortly after the outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), UNICEF was among the first United Nations agencies to step up and deliver much-needed medical supplies including masks to China.