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COVID-19 could help turn the tide on ocean health in Asia-Pacific

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.05.2020 - 17:36
The COVID-19 pandemic could help turn the tide on the well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a UN report published on Wednesday.

COVID-19 pandemic ‘quickly becoming a child rights crisis': Daily death rate could spike by 6,000 for under-fives

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.05.2020 - 02:30
As the coronavirus outbreak enters its fifth month, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that the health crisis is “quickly becoming a child rights crisis”, requesting $1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the pandemic. And without urgent action, a further 6,000 under-fives could die each day.

Afghanistan: UN shocked and outraged over deadly attacks on maternity hospital and funeral

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.05.2020 - 22:34
Perpetrators behind two separate deadly attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday must be brought to justice, top UN officials have said.

UN sustainable energy project in Ukraine finds a new role: fighting COVID-19

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.05.2020 - 21:45
A United Nations project to promote energy efficiency among Ukrainian homeowners has found a second life – informing 1.8 million of the nation’s citizens on how to combat the COVID-19 virus.

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.05.2020 - 21:27
A new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) unveiled on Tuesday, proposes that governments ensure immediate temporary cash transfers to help millions of people struggling to meet basic needs, as the massive fallout from COVID-19 ripples across the region’s economies.

UN chief appeals to ‘common humanity’ across all faiths, in tackling the coronavirus

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.05.2020 - 20:05
Our shared vulnerability to the coronavirus pandemic reveals “our common humanity”, the UN chief said on Tuesday during an online meeting with religious leaders on the important role they can play, in limiting the damage caused by COVID-19.  

Political will ‘fundamental’ to realizing a more just and prosperous Iraq: UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.05.2020 - 19:56
Despite compounding crises that include the COVID-19 pandemic and plummeting oil revenues, a more prosperous and inclusive Iraq can be achieved provided the political will is there, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council during a virtual meeting held on Tuesday.

Chad’s storytellers take COVID prevention messages off the grid

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.05.2020 - 17:23
Traditional storytellers in Chad, known as troubadours, are taking life-saving messages to remote communities in the Sahelian country, as the Government steps up its efforts with the support of the UN to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tedros highlights complex challenges posed by COVID-19 resurgence, as lockdowns ease

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 11.05.2020 - 23:16
The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea, China and Germany following the lifting of stay-at-home restrictions demonstrates the complexity of easing these measures, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

‘Urgency to act’ for sustainable development, greater than ever as coronavirus pandemic continues

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 11.05.2020 - 22:48
As COVID-19 upends lives and livelihoods across the planet, the UN on Monday held a wide-ranging policy discussion stressing a range of multilateral solutions to ease the pandemic, while also getting back on track towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN officials call for release of detained Palestinian children amid pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 11.05.2020 - 20:53
Three senior United Nations officials in the Middle East are calling for the release of Palestinian children from Israeli-run prisons and detentions centres, saying they are at particular risk of COVID-19 infection.

UN issues ‘wake-up call’: Don’t sideline AIDS response during COVID-19 crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 11.05.2020 - 19:04
As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, decades of advances made in the battle against HIV are under threat, noted two UN agencies on Monday, point out that disruptions to treatment could cause hundreds of thousands of HIV-related deaths.  

Battle ‘not yet over’ against locust invasions in East Africa and Yemen

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 11.05.2020 - 18:00
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, significant gains have been made against Desert Locust encroachment in East Africa and Yemen, with an estimated 720,000 tonnes of cereal saved from the swarms of migratory pests across 10 countries: enough to feed five million people a year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.

UN peacekeepers killed in improvised explosive attack in Mali

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 11.05.2020 - 16:38
Three UN peacekeepers from Chad were killed in northern Mali on Sunday when their convoy hit a roadside bomb near Aguelhok, in the restive Kidal region. The improvised device also seriously injured four others who are now receiving medical care, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement. 

Moving towards 100% renewable power in Hawaii (with a little help from sheep)

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 10.05.2020 - 14:15
The US island state of Hawaii has committed to generating 100 per cent of its power using renewable energy by 2045, demonstrating to other US states and island communities across the world, that sustainable energy can be a reality. UN News travelled to Hawaii with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to talk to a power company executive and a sheep farmer to find out how they are contributing to that goal.

Ensure city poor and vulnerable are fed, amidst lockdown hunger risk, urges UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 10.05.2020 - 06:30
The UN food agency, FAO, warns that hunger and fatalities could rise significantly in urban areas, without measures to ensure that poor and vulnerable residents have access to food. In Latin America, cities are finding ways to keep food supplies flowing, despite the current restrictions on movement and supplies.

UN condemns deadly shelling on civilian areas of Libyan capital

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 09.05.2020 - 18:49
The UN Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned several recent attacks on civilian areas of the Libyan Capital, Tripoli, which have reportedly caused deaths and injuries.

First Person: Fashionable face masks, creativity and dressing to shop in the COVID era

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 09.05.2020 - 14:35
A fashion designer and stylist in New Orleans, one of the early epicentres of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, has said that she was left “stifled and confused” by the disruption caused by the pandemic, but recognizes there are opportunities to grow creatively and serve the community by making face masks, with some fashion flair.

75 years on from the Nazi defeat, many still suffer impact of conflict: Guterres

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 08.05.2020 - 23:35
On 8 and 9 May, the UN commemorates the millions who lost their lives during the Second World War, the tragic conflict that led to the birth of the United Nations. In a video message released late on Friday, UN chief António Guterres warned that divisions still exist, and called for a world based on peace and unity.

‘Humanitarian catastrophe’ looms in Haiti, threatening years of progress as COVID-19 takes hold, ECOSOC group says

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 08.05.2020 - 22:34
The COVID-19 outbreak could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe in Haiti, endangering many years of hard-won progress in the Caribbean nation, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said on Friday.