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Lessons from 40 year ‘victory over smallpox’ can be used to combat coronavirus today

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 08.05.2020 - 22:15
As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the 40th anniversary of the historic eradication of smallpox was marked on Friday, with the head of the UN health agency calling it “a reminder of what is possible when nations come together to fight a common health threat”.

UN rights office concerned over migrant boat pushbacks in the Mediterranean

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 08.05.2020 - 21:20
Restrictions against humanitarians who rescue migrant boats in the central Mediterranean are putting lives at risk and must be lifted immediately, the UN human rights office said on Friday.

Syria violence ‘a ticking time-bomb that must not be ignored’: UN human rights chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 08.05.2020 - 19:24
As civilian casualties mount across Syria and human rights violations continue unabated, the UN rights chief expressed serious concern on Friday that some parties to the conflict, including ISIL terrorist fighters, may be using the COVID-19 pandemic as “an opportunity to regroup and inflict violence on the population”.  

UN chief appeals for global action against coronavirus-fueled hate speech

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 08.05.2020 - 17:35
UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for concerted global action to quash the “tsunami” of hate speech that has risen alongside the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN virus hunters continue search for animal link to human COVID-19 infections

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 08.05.2020 - 17:28
The key work of tracing the animal transmission source of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection in humans is ongoing and must be carried out to prevent future health emergencies, a top UN health agency scientist said on Friday, after the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed more than 3.5 million cases of infection and 250,000 deaths globally.

COVID-19 causes some illegal drug prices to surge, as supplies are disrupted worldwide

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 23:15
Measures by governments across the world to curb the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the widespread disruption of trafficking routes for illegal drugs, mainly by air and on land, upping some prices, according to a new UN report published on Thursday.

Iraq: Guterres welcomes new Prime Minister, calls for ‘meaningful’ reforms

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 22:15
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his Special Representative in Iraq, welcomed the long-delayed formation of a new Government in Baghdad on Thursday and called for meaningful reforms to be put into place to better the lives of the Iraqi people and strengthen democratic institutions.

African artists take creative approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 22:14
Top artists from across Africa and throughout the African Diaspora have joined forces with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, to save lives and counter misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Migrants stranded ‘all over the world’ and at risk from coronavirus

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 19:20
Thousands of migrants have been stranded “all over the world” where they face a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, the head of UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.

‘Timeless message of unity’ resonates on holy day celebrating Buddhism, amidst pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 19:20
To the millions around the world who celebrate the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha, the UN chief sent warm wishes on Thursday, officially marked as the Day of Vesak, noting that “we can all be inspired by his teachings”.

COVID-19: UN and partners launch $6.7 billion appeal for vulnerable countries

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 18:41
Humanitarians are seeking nearly $7 billion to protect millions of lives and halt the spread of COVID-19 in more than 60 of the world’s most fragile countries.

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 12:45
Refugees and displaced people living in camps are amongst the most vulnerable communities across the world and more likely to catch COVID-19 than others, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Corruption, political blockages, threaten international efforts to help Bosnia and Herzegovina weather coronavirus

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 03:05
Bosnia and Herzegovina is weathering the COVID-19 outbreak better than some other nations, but there’s a real danger that corruption will undermine global efforts to help it contain the pandemic, the international community’s High Representative to the Western Balkan country told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Health system overload threatens pregnant women and newborns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 07.05.2020 - 02:30
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 116 million babies have been born since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on Thursday called for governments to maintain lifesaving services for pregnant women and newborns that are under increasing threat from strained health services and supply chains.

Average of 80,000 COVID-19 new cases a day since April: UN health agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 06.05.2020 - 22:24
Since the start of April, an average of 80,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported each day to the World Health Organization (WHO), the agency’s chief told journalists listening in to his virtual press conference on Wednesday.

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, thousands stranded in Bay of Bengal ‘unable to come ashore'

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 06.05.2020 - 20:59
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,United Nations agencies called on Wednesday for South-East Asian governments to show compassion to boats full of vulnerable people adrift in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.

Venezuelans ‘teetering on the brink of survival’ warn UN human rights experts

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 06.05.2020 - 18:55
United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country’s economic crisis.

COVID-19 crisis putting human trafficking victims at risk of further exploitation, experts warn

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 06.05.2020 - 17:29
Lockdowns, travel restrictions, resource cutbacks and other measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus are putting victims of human trafficking at risk of further exploitation, while organized crime networks could further profit from the pandemic, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Senior UN official calls for universal basic income to tackle growing inequality

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 06.05.2020 - 12:25
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis, but it is also proving to be an economic disaster for huge numbers of people worldwide. A senior UN official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for countries to provide citizens with a universal basic income, to help the millions who have lost their jobs, because of measures to curb the virus, combined with increasing levels of inequality.

Coronavirus and human rights: New UN report calls for disability-inclusive recovery

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 06.05.2020 - 07:10
The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying inequalities experienced by the world’s one billion people with disabilities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in launching a report issued on Wednesday that calls for a disability-inclusive recovery and response to the crisis.