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Pandemic hampers progress to achieve universal energy access by 2030

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.

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 Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report published on Thursday.

Shanghai residents resort to bartering as lockdown chokes daily need supplies

Shanghai(China): The residents of China's business hub Shanghai are resorting to bartering as a prolonged lockdown has choked their access to daily necessities and essential commodities, media reports said.

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 said on Thursday.

Pandemic recovery must put people first: UN Secretary-General

New York: People must be at the heart of post-pandemic recovery, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a global meeting that opened on Tuesday to examine the economic and social impact of the crisis.

Pandemic impact on jobs, worse than expected: ILO

New York: The jobs recovery is stalled worldwide and disparities between advanced and developing economies threaten the whole global economy, warned the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday. 

Australia fights COVID-19: Victoria introduces new "pandemic specific laws"

Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: The government of Australian state of Victoria announced on Tuesday new public health laws to replace emergency powers which were put into place at the beginning of the pandemic.

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 Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Pandemic increasing risk factors for suicide, UN health agency warns

New York: Suicide prevention must be prioritized after 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Americas office of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, commemorated annually on 10 September.

Refugee resettlement numbers yet to recover amid pandemic

New York: The number of refugees given shelter in safe host countries plunged last year because of pandemic border restrictions, which continue to hamper the resettlement of vulnerable people.

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 the moment” and support its development.

Turning crisis into opportunity: World leaders meet at UN to help drive pandemic recovery

New York: Leading figures from government, business and civil society are preparing to take part in this year’s High Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF), where they will discuss ways to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and turn the deadly crisis into an opportunity for a major shift towards a more sustainable global economy.

Pandemic showcases need for partnerships: ECOSOC President

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how all countries are connected, underscoring that global cooperation and solidarity are the only way out of the crisis, senior UN officials said on Monday during the annual Partnership Forum, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

World leaders call for new international treaty to improve pandemic response

New York: A group of world leaders have joined the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in calling for an international treaty to improve pandemic preparedness and response in the wake of COVID-19, for the sake of future generations.

Pandemic threatens lost decade for development, UN report reveals

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed development gains for millions in poor countries, creating an even more sharply unequal world, according to a new UN report released on Thursday.