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Through solidarity, humanity will overcome COVID-19 pandemic: Timor-Leste President

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of achieving a sustainable future for all people and the planet, the President of Timor-Leste said in his speech to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

Somalia committed to promoting democracy, accountability despite COVID-19 challenge

New York: Somalia is working with its international partners to build a democratic, inclusive and prosperous country for its citizens, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as ‘Farmajo’, told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. 

UN and partners press for seafarers to be designated ‘key workers’ during COVID pandemic

New York: The UN Secretary-General has again appealed for governments to act on behalf of hundreds of thousands of seafarers and other maritime workers stuck at sea for endless months, in some cases more than a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bhutan issues first sovereign bond to meet increasing fiscal financing needs in fighting COVID-19

Thimphu:: The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its first sovereign bond to support the economy in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while diversifying financial sources. The new financing instrument supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is a monumental step in tapping into the domestic resources market and preparing Bhutan to enter the international capital market.

Sri Lankan President calls on WHO to facilitate ‘universal access’ to COVID vaccine

New York: The President of Sri Lanka has highlighted the success of his country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the importance of a well-coordinated approach, underpinned by robust local health care system, to contain the disease.

Pandemic has exposed need for better cooperation mechanisms in crisis situations, Colombian President tells UN

New York: Facing the coronavirus pandemic, the global community is at an inflection point, which should spur fresh thinking about broader international cooperation and way to ensure a sustainable and fair future for all, Iván Duque, the President of Colombia told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

COVID-19 pandemic should be ‘shock’ to UN, revive multilateral order, France’s Macron tells world leaders

New York: The coronavirus pandemic requires cooperation between nations and should serve as an “electric shock” to wake up the United Nations, French President Emmanuel Macron stressed on Tuesday during the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, held virtually this year.

Sign of the times: COVID-19 response and recovery must be accessible says Guterres

New York: This year’s International Day of Sign Languages is being commemorated in the midst of a pandemic that has “disrupted and upended lives everywhere”, including those of the deaf community, the UN chief said on Wednesday.

South African President warns pandemic has set back African development

New York: Despite the continent-wide approach taken by African countries to combat COVID-19, the pandemic has set back their development aspirations, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Brazilian President outlines action taken to address COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment

New York: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has highlighted social and economic measures his administration implemented, to address the COVID-19 pandemic and what he views as the politicization of the virus in South America’s largest country.

Renew ‘collective commitment to multilateralism’, urges Assembly President

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented world leaders coming to New York to address the General Assembly in person, but the president of the world body stressed on Tuesday that the need for deliberation, is “higher than ever”.

UN chief appeals for global solidarity at General Assembly, warns COVID is ‘dress rehearsal’ for challenges ahead

New York: In his centerpiece address to the historic and unprecedented 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday appealed for global solidarity to overcome the COVID-19, and again call for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, by the end of the year.

UK's Boris Johnson to address Parliament on COVID-19 as cases, deaths surge

Moscow/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a statement on the coronavirus situation in the United Kingdom at the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon, the parliament confirmed.

Bangladesh registers 1,567 fresh nCoV cases, with 32 deaths

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh has reported 1,567 fresh novel coronavirus cases and 32 deaths on Saturday, making the tally at 347,372 and death toll at 4,913, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

COVID-19: 10 people test positive in PoK

Islamabad/UNI: As many as 10 people have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) during the past 24 hours, taking the tally of positive cases in the area to 2,451.