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COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: UN tech agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 05.05.2020 - 22:40
As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the way in which we work, keep in touch, go to school and shop for essentials – across the world – it has never been more important to bridge the digital divide for the 3.6 billion people who remain off-line.

COVID-19: UN teams step up efforts to protect rights in prisons, as revolts intensify worldwide

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 05.05.2020 - 22:39
As senior UN officials spread the alarm over the rapid spread of COVID-19 through prisons – where physical distancing is nigh on impossible, and hygiene is often inadequate – UN Corrections, Justice and Human Rights teams are working to protect prison staff and detainees from the ravages of the virus.

Attacks on civilians, arbitrary arrests, top list of abuses in Libya: ICC Prosecutor

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 05.05.2020 - 22:35
Unabated violence, particularly in and around the Libyan capital, has now been raging for more than a year, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the Security Council in a virtual briefing on Tuesday, warning that war crimes may have been committed.

Soap for refugee shelters; a matter of life and death as pandemic continues

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 05.05.2020 - 20:52
Handwashing with soap and water has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an extremely important way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but, in many countries, even basic facilities are hard to come by. On Hand Hygiene Day, marked on Tuesday, we look in-depth at the work that one US-based NGO is doing, providing soap in shelters supported by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), in Mexico.

Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 05.05.2020 - 18:56
Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

UN rights expert urges States to step-up anti-slavery efforts to protect most vulnerable during COVID-19 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 05.05.2020 - 18:27
A UN human rights expert urged governments on Tuesday to increase protection for those millions of workers, who due to the COVID-19 pandemic, risk being pushed into exploitative jobs that are tantamount to slavery.  

UN celebrates midwives during COVID-19 crisis because ‘childbirth doesn’t stop for pandemics’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 05.05.2020 - 17:15
With many national health systems totally overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, midwives are demonstrating courage and resilience as they support women and newborns in the toughest of circumstances, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Tuesday.

Record child displacement figures due to conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 05.05.2020 - 02:50
A new UN report finds that some 19 million children were displaced within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019, more than in any other year, making them among the most vulnerable to the global spread of COVID-19. 

UN health agency hails 7.4 billion Euro pledge for COVID-19 treatments

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 04.05.2020 - 22:29
World leaders on Monday pledged 7.4 billion Euros to support research and development for medicines to fight COVID-19 which the top UN health official has hailed as “a powerful and inspiring demonstration of global solidarity”.

Press freedom critical to countering COVID-19 ‘pandemic of misinformation’: UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 04.05.2020 - 20:32
Journalists are key to countering the “dangerous outbreak of misinformation” accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday during a virtual dialogue on promoting press freedom amid the global crisis.

None of us is safe until we all are, says UN chief at EU push to end COVID-19 pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 04.05.2020 - 17:54
The “most massive public health effort in history” is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing a European Union pledging conference in Brussels.

COVID-19 pandemic exposes global ‘frailties and inequalities’: UN deputy chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 04.05.2020 - 00:15
The COVID-19 pandemic which has swept across the developed and developing world is “exposing the frailties and inequalities of our societies,” according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General.

Sudan bans female genital mutilation, UNICEF vows to help support new law

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 03.05.2020 - 01:21
The United Nations Childen’s Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the landmark move by Sudan’s transitional government this week to criminalize female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), with a three-year jail sentence for offenders.

COVID-19 impact could be ‘disastrously high’ in poverty-stricken Malawi

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 02.05.2020 - 18:25
In Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, with a fragile health system, the UN is bracing for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which, it is feared, could be severe.

First person: South Korea’s COVID-19 success story

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 02.05.2020 - 06:25
On Thursday, the Republic of Korea recorded no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, prompting praise from UN Secretary-General António Guterres. UN News has been finding out, from two UN colleagues based in the capital, Seoul, how life is changing for the better.

Global health experts advise WHO to identify animal source of COVID-19 virus

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 01.05.2020 - 22:53
International experts have advised the World Health Organization (WHO) to work to identify the animal origins of the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic and its transmission to humans, the UN agency said on Friday.

Millions of missing airmiles: How the UN civil aviation agency is helping airlines take off again

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 01.05.2020 - 22:31
In normal times, the world’s airlines would be carrying nearly 2 billion international passengers this year. That’s 5.7 million a day. But with the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the planet, these are not normal times. In its latest analysis of the economic impact of novel coronavirus on global commercial aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) warns of a potential overall reduction of 872 million to just over 1.3 billion international passengers – if signs of recovery emerge in late May.

‘Rights and dignity’ of older people must be respected during COVID-19 and beyond

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 01.05.2020 - 20:01
The COVID-19 fatality rate for people over 80-years-old, is five times the global average, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, launching a new policy initiative to address this and many other challenges faced by the elderly, during and after the biggest public health crisis to hit the world in a century.

Journalists provide ‘antidote’ to COVID-19 misinformation, UN chief says ahead of World Press Freedom Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 01.05.2020 - 18:23
The UN Secretary-General is calling for greater protection of journalists who are providing the “antidote” to what he has characterized as a pandemic of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.

Vaccine bottlenecks from COVID lockdown put children’s lives at stake: UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 01.05.2020 - 17:49
Help is needed urgently to distribute vaccines worldwide amid dramatic shortages because of COVID-19 restrictions, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. It has warned that youngsters’ lives “are at stake” owing to the dramatic decline in commercial flights and limited availability of charters.