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‘Working night and day’, UN health agency seeks to prevent global coronavirus crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.02.2020 - 23:18
As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, continues to spread, the head of the United Nations health agency said that there is still a chance to prevent a broader global crisis. 

Pakistan-India crossing is a ‘Corridor of Hope’, UN chief says, wraps up visit with call for interfaith dialogue

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.02.2020 - 22:42
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said he had been moved by the show of religious unity he had witnessed in Pakistan after paying visits to a mosque, a gurdwara and Kartarpur Corridor, the visa-free crossing which allows Sikhs to travel between nearby holy sites on each side of the India-Pakistan border.

Yemen: Recent uptick in fighting contradicts desire for peace

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.02.2020 - 21:29
A recent escalation in fighting between warring parties in Yemen contradicts their stated desire to peacefully end nearly five years of conflict, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said in a briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday. 

Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ over deadly assault in north-west Cameroon

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.02.2020 - 20:13
The United Nations Secretary-General has extended his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon.

UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria’s war-battered north-west

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.02.2020 - 19:08
Alarmed by the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in north-west Syria and the tragic suffering of civilians, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called for an immediate ceasefire in the ongoing fight that has displaced more than 900.000 civilians since early December.   

Iraq: Education access still a challenge in former ISIL-controlled areas

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.02.2020 - 00:28
More than two years after the defeat of ISIL in Iraq, some children in areas formerly controlled by the terrorist group still cannot access school or get the necessary documentation required for enrollment, a UN report published on Monday finds. 

As north-west Syria violence reaches ‘horrifying’ new level, UN relief chief says ceasefire is only option

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.02.2020 - 22:54
The crisis in north-west Syria has reached a “horrifying new level”, the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief warned on Monday.

World must ‘step up’, match Pakistan’s compassion for refugees, says UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.02.2020 - 22:26
Pakistan’s solidarity and compassion for hosting Afghan refugees is a remarkable blueprint that the rest of the world should follow.  

Amid global ‘learning crisis’, Parliaments can ensure adequate resources for education, says UN Assembly President

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.02.2020 - 21:08
Education is the “great equalizer” and Parliaments have a major role to play in scaling up action to ensure that adequate financial resources are allocated to education, girls’ education and technical and vocational training throughout in national budgetary processes, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Monday.

Protecting migratory species in a rapidly changing world

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.02.2020 - 20:34
Many animals – including birds, fish and mammals – migrate along set routes in search of food or breeding grounds. How best to protect them in a rapidly changing world is the focus of a major UN wildlife meeting which opened in Gandhinagar, India, on Monday. 

In Pakistan, Guterres urges world to step up climate action, praises support to Afghan refugees

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 16.02.2020 - 22:53
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday began a three-day visit to Pakistan, recognizing the country’s decades of “outstanding generosity and solidarity” as one of the world’s largest hosts of refugees, and highlighting its commitment to climate action.  

‘This is a time for facts, not fear,’ says WHO chief as COVID-19 virus spreads

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 15.02.2020 - 20:20
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take.” 

Holocaust survivors rebuild lives and traditions in Rio de Janeiro

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 15.02.2020 - 05:15
With millions of people displaced from their homes worldwide, a UN ceremony celebrating Holocaust survivors in Brazil, has provided a stark reminder that throughout the 75 years of the Organization’s existence, the plight of refugees has been an ever-present theme.

World Urban Forum ends with call for united action to ensure sustainable future for cities and towns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 15.02.2020 - 00:03
The premier international gathering on the future of cities wrapped up on Thursday in Abu Dhabi with delegates urging action on all aspects of rapid urbanization, recognizing that an increasingly urbanized world is a ‘transformative force’ that can be harnessed and steered to boost sustainable development.

Newly licensed vaccine, ‘milestone in the fight’ against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 14.02.2020 - 23:30
Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress” in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.

Database of businesses linked to Israeli settlements ‘important initial step’ towards accountability: rights expert 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 14.02.2020 - 22:29
A database of 112 businesses connected to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory has been hailed by an independent human rights expert as “an important initial step towards accountability and the end to impunity”. 

World Health Organization: Coronavirus must generate ‘solidarity not stigma’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 14.02.2020 - 21:55
Investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure that the coronavirus and other disease outbreaks are “identified and stopped quickly”, the UN health agency said on Friday.

Guinea-Bissau: Swearing-in of new President unlikely to bring stability, says UN representative

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 14.02.2020 - 21:02
Political discord in Guinea-Bissau could hamper the first-ever peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected leader, the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Friday. 

Amidst protection challenges, Eastern Route outpaces Mediterranean for people leaving Africa

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 14.02.2020 - 18:41
A monthly average of 11,500 people traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year made the so-called Eastern Route the busiest maritime migration path on earth, the UN migration agency said on Friday. 

Vital Idlib aid deliveries resume after ‘heavy bombing’ - WFP 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 14.02.2020 - 18:22
Urgently-needed aid deliveries to embattled civilians in north-west Syria have started again after a day-long break in distributions caused by escalating hostilities, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.