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Pandemic ‘inflicting multiple shocks’ on the young, threatens entire generation

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 11.08.2020 - 22:52
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than 70 per cent of students have been shut out of schools, universities and training centres, according to a new report issued on Tuesday by the UN’s labour agency.

Somalia: Draft law a ‘major setback’ for victims of sexual violence

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 11.08.2020 - 22:04
The UN official working to end rape during wartime is urging authorities in Somalia to scrap a proposed law that allows for child marriage, among other “very disturbing provisions”.

Refugees also affected by Beirut blast as UN relief efforts continue

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 11.08.2020 - 18:21
Dozens of refugees were among the victims of the deadly explosions at Beirut’s port a week ago that destroyed large areas of the Lebanese capital, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Tuesday.

Polio vaccination campaigns restart in Afghanistan and Pakistan after COVID-19 hiatus

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 11.08.2020 - 16:37
Polio vaccinations campaigns have resumed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, months after having been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. 

Violence in Sudan’s Western Darfur forces 2,500 into Chad: UN refugee agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 11.08.2020 - 13:52
Recent clashes in Sudan’s Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported.

Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau: UN Representative urges political leaders to enact reforms

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 10.08.2020 - 22:58
Entrenched political divisions in Guinea-Bissau pose a serious threat to stability in the West African country, the top UN official there told the Security Council on Monday, as she called for continued international engagement and for reforms outlined in a four-year old agreement, to be enacted.

Belarus: UN chief following post-election developments ‘with great concern’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 10.08.2020 - 22:33
The UN Secretary-General has appealed for restraint in Belarus, where ongoing clashes between police and demonstrators continue following disputed elections held on Sunday.

‘You are not alone, we are in this together’, declare UN staffers in Lebanon

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 10.08.2020 - 22:25
Last Saturday was another scorching August day in Lebanon’s shattered capital of Beirut, but UN staff members who had gathered outside UN House – itself damaged during the deadly port explosion - were determined to get straight to work, and stand in solidarity with the country they call home.

Pandemic poses fresh challenges for vulnerable migrant workers in Middle East

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 10.08.2020 - 21:20
Amidst reports that many migrant workers in the Middle East are being made destitute, due to an economic crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN is calling on governments and employers to respect their rights, and show solidarity with their plight.

Guterres pledges continued UN support for Lebanon ‘in every possible way’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 10.08.2020 - 20:36
The United Nations and humanitarian partners are working around the clock to support and mobilize emergency assistance in the aftermath of the deadly explosion in Beirut Port last Tuesday. 

WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 10.08.2020 - 18:11
Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus.

New guidance for protecting migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 10.08.2020 - 15:56
As migrant workers continue to be on the front lines of the collective response to COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are releasing new employer guidance for measures to protect them.

Young people have a major role to play in ridding the world of nuclear weapons

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 10.08.2020 - 06:30
Nuclear weapons are still one of the most serious threats to mankind, and the dangers are growing. Young people can play an important role in ensuring that they are eliminated once and for all, says the UN’s top disarmament official, ahead of International Youth Day on 12 August.

Beirut blast: ‘The faster we act, the better we can reduce human suffering,’ says UN deputy chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 09.08.2020 - 17:27
To help Lebanon overcome the tragedy and recover better, “we will need all hands on deck”, deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed told a virtual donors conference on Sunday, convened to rally international support in the wake of last week’s massive explosion at the Beirut port, which killed some 150 people, wounded thousands and caused destruction throughout much of the city.

On International Day, UN chief spotlights indigenous peoples’ resilience in face of COVID-19 pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 09.08.2020 - 06:53
Inclusion and participation of the world’s 476 million indigenous peoples must be ensured in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and on the road ahead towards recovery, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored.

First Person: COVID-19 helping Hawaiians to ‘recognize the importance of heritage’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 09.08.2020 - 06:30
Sabra Kauka is a cultural practitioner and teaches Hawaiian Studies at the Island School on the island of Kauai, in Hawaii, while acting as a coordinator for the Department of Education. As the daughter of an army officer, she spent much of her youth living overseas, but “felt the call to come home” to Hawaii as an adult after reading a newspaper article which highlighted the poor standard of living for indigenous Hawaiians in Hawaii.

Lessons of Nagasaki survivors should motivate the world to eliminate all nuclear weapons – UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 09.08.2020 - 06:21
UN Secretary General António Guterres on Sunday marked 75 years since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with praise for the hibakusha, the survivors, who transformed their decades-long plight into a warning about the perils of nuclear weapons and an example of the triumph of the human spirit.

Building a green economy, brick by brick

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 08.08.2020 - 06:25
In Uruguay, thousands of families earn a precarious livelihood making bricks, using traditional methods that are often inefficient and harmful to the environment. A UN project, in collaboration with the Uruguayan government, aims to make the industry less polluting, whilst preserving jobs for the many artisans who depend on it. 

Beirut blast: Here’s how you can help the UN aid Lebanon's recovery

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 07.08.2020 - 23:15
After a devasting blast ripped through Beirut Port in Lebanon on Tuesday, wounding thousands and rendering hundreds of thousands homeless, the UN moved rapidly to step up its relief effort. 

Pandemic highlights importance of indigenous self-determination: UN rights chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 07.08.2020 - 21:49
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to ensure the world’s indigenous people have control over their own communities, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has affirmed.