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Only Venezuelans can resolve Venezuela’s deepening crisis, DiCarlo tells Security Council

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.05.2020 - 23:35
Negotiations remain the only way to overcome the ongoing political deadlock in Venezuela, especially given the potentially far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Tedros hails WHO ‘landmark resolution’ to accelerate COVID-19 response

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.05.2020 - 22:36
With  “unprecedented solidarity”, the World Health Assembly adopted a “landmark resolution” on Tuesday, which sets out a “clear roadmap” of the actions needed to sustain and accelerate the COVID-19 response at both national and international levels, the UN health agency chief told a press briefing on Wednesday, the day after the meeting concluded. 

Just hoping coronavirus will bypass Africa, would be a deadly mistake: Bachelet

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.05.2020 - 19:13
Tens of millions of people in Africa could become destitute as a result of COVID-19 and its catastrophic impact on fragile economies and health systems across the continent, human rights chiefs from the United Nations and the African Commission warned on Wednesday. 

Human development backslides, education at global levels ‘not seen since the 1980s’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.05.2020 - 18:57
School closures, to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, have left some 60 per cent of the world’s children without an education, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in its new report, launched on Wednesday.

UN Middle East peace envoy warns against unilateral action on all sides, as Israel threatens West Bank annexation

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.05.2020 - 18:51
The UN’s Middle East peace envoy issued a stern warning on Wednesday against any unilateral action – including an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank – that could undermine diplomatic efforts to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.05.2020 - 06:35
The coronavirus pandemic threatens the hard-earned gains Africans have made throughout the continent, the UN chief said on Wednesday, urging the world to stand in solidarity with the people, “now, and for recovering better”.

Syria: UN relief chief appeals for renewal of lifesaving cross-border aid operation

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.05.2020 - 23:28
The UN’s top aid official has urged the Security Council to renew a mechanism that provides lifesaving assistance to millions of desperate people in northwest Syria, through cross-border deliveries from Turkey.

Guterres encourages Member States to reach agreement over Ethiopian Nile dam project

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.05.2020 - 22:38
UN chief António Guterres is encouraging Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to persevere with efforts to overcome their differences and reach agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

WHO countries agree 'equitable and timely access' to coronavirus vaccine, 'comprehensive evaluation' of response

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.05.2020 - 22:15
The World Health Organization (WHO) concluded the annual World Health Assembly on Tuesday, adopting a resolution that calls for an independent review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the agency’s own performance.

'Alarming’ military build-up underway in Libya, as COVID-19 heightens insecurity

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.05.2020 - 20:59
The civil war in Libya is in danger of intensifying as foreign intervention grows and the spectre of the COVID-19 pandemic adds to a deepening sense of insecurity, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Coordination essential to beat coronavirus, keep development goals on track

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.05.2020 - 19:15
As the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc across the world – with the most vulnerable suffering the most – the UN chief said on Tuesday that the task of eradicating poverty and achieving the development goals “has never been more challenging, more urgent and more necessary”.

Post-pandemic ‘green shift’ in transport could create up to 15 million jobs

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.05.2020 - 17:11
Transforming the transport sector to be more environmentally-friendly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, could create up to 15 million new jobs worldwide and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, according to a UN-backed report published on Tuesday.

Building a cinematic bond with refugees, in a time of crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.05.2020 - 07:05
A Brazilian filmmaker is hoping that the uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic will generate more empathy and solidarity towards others, including refugees, an optimistic position also held by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the South American country.

Covid-19 crisis closes 90 percent of museums globally, UNESCO plans for reopenings

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.05.2020 - 23:18
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said on Monday, International Museum Day, revealing that nearly 90 per cent of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13 per cent are under serious threat of never reopening.

Coronavirus impact on world’s indigenous, goes well beyond health threat

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.05.2020 - 21:05
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the world’s indigenous peoples that stretches well beyond the immediate threat to their health, the new UN independent expert on the rights of indigenous peoples said on Monday.

Renewed trust and cooperation could finally ‘unlock progress’ toward peace in Syria – UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.05.2020 - 19:55
Renewed trust, confidence, and cooperation between international players and Syrians could finally “unlock progress”, putting the country on a political path towards lasting peace, the UN Special Envoy for Syria told the Security Council on Monday.

UN chief renews call for COVID-19 solidarity as WHO warns ‘majority’ of world still at risk

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.05.2020 - 17:09
A “massive” and combined effort by all countries is needed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, as UN health agency head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, insisted that “the majority of the world’s population remains susceptible to this virus”.

AU and UN appeal for ‘stable and peaceful environment’ for Burundi elections

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 17.05.2020 - 20:24
Ahead of presidential and local elections in Burundi on Wednesday, the African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) urged the authorities to provide a safe and secure environment for citizens to cast their votes.

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 17.05.2020 - 06:35
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for people everywhere to support the right to live free and equal, in line with his message for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, observed on Sunday.

Cultivating a taste for traditional crops in Hawaii

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 17.05.2020 - 00:35
Hundreds of millions of people go hungry around the world, and there are fears the COVID-19 pandemic could make matters worse. In Hawaii, researchers think that bringing back overlooked, traditional crops, could help feed many vulnerable people. As part of an ongoing series focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals and ahead of International Day of Biodiversity marked annually on 22 May, UN News travelled to Hawaii with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to see how researchers are trying to cultivate a taste for indigenous crops.