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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. 

Pandemic curbs trend towards ever-increasing migration

New York: Travel restrictions and other curbs to movement put in place in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, have put a significant dent in migration figures, but the overall trend shows 100 million more people living outside their countries of origin in 2020, compared to the year 2000, a new UN report revealed on Friday.

Guterres spotlights ‘critical role’ of aviation in pandemic recovery, marking International Day

New York: The UN Secretary-General has called for greater support for the aviation sector, badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, to allow it to better weather the global economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic shows international cooperation ‘delivers results’, says German Foreign Minister

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how international cooperation “delivers results” in efforts to resolve conflict, though there is still a long way to go, Germany’s Foreign Minister told the UN General Assembly in a pre-recorded speech broadcast on Tuesday.

‘We must open our eyes to the weaknesses this pandemic has laid bare’, Belgium leader tells UN General Assembly

New York: As the world continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftershocks, we cannot ‘turn our back’ to other pressing global concerns, Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

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.

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.

Facing pandemic, economic and political challenges, Iraq Government ‘operating in the eyes of multiple storms at once’

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating deep-rooted economic, social and political challenges in Iraq, but elections in 2021 – if credible - could open a new chapter for the Middle East nation after years of conflict and strife, the UN’s top official in the country said Wednesday.