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Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 27.03.2020 - 22:00
UN Peacekeeping radio stations have in recent decades helped build support for peace process in a dozen countries around the world including Cambodia, Croatia, Namibia and Timor-Leste.  

Critical work of UN ‘largely uninterrupted’, despite unprecedented challenge of COVID-19

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 27.03.2020 - 20:27
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the United Nations to operate in new ways, its vital work worldwide continues largely uninterrupted, heads of UN principal organs assured Member States, during a joint briefing on Friday held online.

UNFPA advocates for women, girls suffering unseen impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 27.03.2020 - 19:47
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is pledging support for those suffering from invisible impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including women and girls whose access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care may be disrupted. 

Protect ‘healthcare heroes’ from COVID-19, urges UN rights expert

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 27.03.2020 - 19:30
States and business leaders must step up efforts to ensure that the selfless doctors, nurses, first-responders and other medical professionals working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic receive adequate protective equipment, a UN rights expert said on Friday.

Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 27.03.2020 - 06:10
Migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of health care around the world. The number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who move from developing countries to take up posts in developed countries is expected to rise as the global population of older persons and children continues to grow.

First Person: two months of COVID-19 confinement in Wuhan

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 23:33
Many countries have recently begun to introduce lockdown measures that have led to many citizens having to spend much, if not all, of their time at home. For those in Wuhan, China, where COVID-19 is believed to have originated, the period of self-isolation has lasted around two months. UN News spoke to Dizi*, a Wuhan resident, to find out how she has been coping. The interview has been translated.

A sustainable global economy must arise once COVID-19 pandemic is reversed, UN chief tells G-20 summit

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 23:09
World leaders at the G-20 virtual summit held on Thursday committed to inject over $5 trillion into the global economy to counteract the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Rapid deterioration’ in global investment flows as Coronavirus spreads: UN trade body

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 21:46
Foreign direct investment flows are liable to drop by 30 to 40 per cent during 2020, into next year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting a far more severe economic blow that initially projected, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Thursday in its latest Investment Trends Monitor report.

Life-saving vaccinations must not ‘fall victim’ to COVID-19 pandemic – UNICEF chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 20:42
Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is overstretching health services, medical goods are in short supply, and transport disruptions have left supply chains facing “historic strain”, according to the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

Human rights must be maintained in beating back the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘without exception’ – UN experts

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 18:06
Dozens of independent UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday that in addition to public health and emergency measures, battling the COVID-19 pandemic, must respect the fundamental human rights of every individual.

Iraq: Top UN official calls on political leaders to confront COVID-19 pandemic and unite

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 17:54
While the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the political, security, social and economic crises roiling Iraq, the top UN official in the country hopes it will spur leaders to put aside their differences and unite for the common good.

FROM THE FIELD: Threatened Brazilian activist fights for slavery descendants' rights

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 17:34
A Brazilian activist who regularly receives threats of violence says he will continue fighting for the right of people of African descent to access land and property in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Gunmen kill 25 at Afghan temple, UN chief calls for accountability 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 15:57
The Secretary-General condemned Wednesday’s attack on a Sikh-Hindu temple in the heart of Kabul, Afghanistan, that left dozens of civilians killed and injured. 

Helping migrant shipwreck survivors to deal with trauma

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 07:00
Every year, migrants embarking on sea-crossings see their journey end in tragedy: those who survive and return home can struggle to cope with daily life, and need support. To help migrant returnees, the UN has a range of programs aimed at tackling the mental health side-effects of trauma.

UN chief calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for possible COVID-19 outbreak

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 26.03.2020 - 00:16
Echoing his 23 March appeal to warring parties across the globe for an immediate ceasefire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on those fighting in Yemen to end hostilities and ramp up efforts to counter a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Debt relief milestone in Somalia, as World Bank, IMF, call for global payment suspension in light of COVID-19 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 25.03.2020 - 23:43
The top United Nations official in Somalia congratulated the Horn of Africa nation on Wednesday for achieving the benchmark set by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), confirming its eligibility for debt relief. 

UN rights chief urges quick action by governments to prevent devastating impact of COVID-19 in places of detention

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 25.03.2020 - 21:30
COVID-19 has begun to strike in prisons, jails and immigration detention centres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Wednesday, as she urged Governments “not to forget hose behind bars” and to protect those working in closed facilities in their overall efforts to contain the pandemic

UN launches major humanitarian appeal to keep COVID-19 from ‘circling back around the globe’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 25.03.2020 - 19:00
To confront the unprecedented worldwide challenge posed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, top UN officials on Wednesday, launched a massive humanitarian appeal to mitigate its impact, particularly on fragile countries with weak health systems.

Moving forward requires confronting slavery’s ‘racist legacy’: UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 25.03.2020 - 18:51
In his message for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, observed on Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General called for the dismantling of racist structures and institutions so that the world can move forward.

‘Concerted efforts’ needed to meet 2030 Global Goals in Asia-Pacific region

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 25.03.2020 - 06:35
Action to reverse the depletion and degradation of the environment across Asia and the Pacific is a top priority if the region is to stay on course to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new United Nations report launched online, for the first time, on Tuesday.