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First Person: Collecting the ‘Book of Life’ for coral reefs

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pred 12 hours 25 min
With the climate crisis threatening coral reefs around the world, a researcher in Hawaii is part of a team pioneering new techniques to preserve living coral sperm and larvae, and ultimately save the biodiversity and genetic diversity of coral reefs not just in Hawaii but across the world.

First Person: Countering COVID-19 misinformation in Venezuela

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pred 18 hours 25 min
The virus of false information and fake news which has proliferated globally as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, has not spared the crisis-wracked South American country, Venezuela. But the United Nations there is countering the misinformation by making sure that Venezuelans receive trustworthy and reliable information about the deadly virus.

WHO urges mask use in confined public areas, where coronavirus still spreads

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 05.06.2020 - 21:29
Governments in areas with widespread COVID-19 transmission should encourage the use of non-medical masks on public transport, in shops and in other locations where physical distancing is difficult, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends, in updated guidance published on Friday.

World Environment Day: COVID-19 crisis demands fundamental rethink

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 05.06.2020 - 20:32
The COVID-19 health crisis should be seen as a clarion call to “fundamentally rethink our relationship” with natural ecosystems and shrinking biodiversity, the UN cultural agency chief said on Friday, World Environment Day.

Terrorist groups exploiting COVID-19 in Sahel, UN peacekeeping chief tells Security Council

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 05.06.2020 - 19:22
COVID-19 is complicating an already complex security situation in the Sahel, with terrorist groups exploiting the pandemic as they step up attacks on national and international forces, the UN’s peacekeeping chief said on Friday.

May confirmed as warmest on record, CO2 levels hit new high despite COVID economic slowdown

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 05.06.2020 - 18:06
Last month was the warmest May on record and carbon dioxide levels also hit a new high despite the economic slowdown from COVID-19, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, in an urgent appeal for Member States to renew their efforts to tackle climate threats.

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 05.06.2020 - 17:31
Nearly 30 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council are calling for the United States to reform its criminal justice system in the wake of a recent spate of killings of African Americans, including at the hands of the police.

Demonstrators must protect themselves, and others, from COVID-19: UN health agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 05.06.2020 - 14:21
Demonstrators who want to go into the street to make their voices heard, should take every precaution against catching or passing on the coronavirus, as the global pandemic is far from over, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Coronavirus leading to ‘desperately unequal’ learning levels: UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 05.06.2020 - 02:05
With nearly 1.2 billion children out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, inherent inequalities in accessing the internet and other tools, allow them to continue their studies threatens to deepen the global crisis in learning, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday.

Protect the environment, prevent pandemics, ‘nature is sending us a clear message’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 04.06.2020 - 23:33
On this year’s World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5, the UN is drawing links between the health of the planet, and human health, and highlighting the importance of protecting biodiversity, the system that supports life.

India must follow Supreme Court orders to protect 100 million migrant workers: UN rights experts 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 04.06.2020 - 22:10
The Indian Government must urgently comply with a Supreme Court order to ensure the wellbeing of more than 100 million migrant workers, after coronavirus measures left them jobless, forcing them to travel long distances home, UN independent human rights experts said on Thursday.

Vital UN peace and security work continues amid COVID-19 challenge

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 04.06.2020 - 21:09
The military chiefs at three UN missions in Africa and the Middle East have shared how they are protecting peacekeepers from COVID-19 while also fulfilling their mandates in rapidly changing environments.

‘Global solidarity’ needed, to find affordable, accessible COVID-19 vaccine

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 04.06.2020 - 18:40
In the race to end the coronavirus pandemic, the UN chief reminded a virtual medical conference on Thursday that “a vaccine, by itself, is not enough”.  

Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 04.06.2020 - 18:31
The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.

Philippines drug campaign directive seen as ‘permission to kill’: UN rights office

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 04.06.2020 - 14:54
A campaign to eradicate illegal drugs in the Philippines that began in 2016 has led to the killing of at least 8,600 people but the real figure could be three times that number, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Thursday. In a report citing “near-impunity” for the killings, which have continued along with other alleged abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN office noted that the High Commissioner for Human Rights stood ready to assist “credible efforts towards accountability”, both nationally and internationally.

WHO chief updates journalists on Ebola outbreak, COVID-19 treatment study

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 03.06.2020 - 22:50
Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, location of the country’s latest Ebola outbreak.

US must address deep-seated grievances to move beyond history of racism and violence

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 03.06.2020 - 22:22
Voices calling for an end to “the endemic and structural racism that blights US society” must be heard and understood, for the country to move past its “tragic history of racism and violence”, the UN Human Rights chief said on Wednesday.

‘Stronger response’ key, to build a safer and more stable future: Guterres

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 03.06.2020 - 21:38
UN chief António Guterres is calling for greater unity and solidarity to defeat COVID-19 and build a better world in the wake of the global pandemic.

Bicycles: Setting the wheels of change in motion during and after COVID-19 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 03.06.2020 - 18:28
World Bicycle Day highlights the potential for transforming the way the world moves around, before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, helping create a healthier, more sustainable future, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Asian countries urged to honour right to freedom of expression, over pandemic fear

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 03.06.2020 - 17:43
A dozen countries in the Asia-Pacific region have seen an alarming clampdown on freedom of expression during the COVID-19 crisis, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday.