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Lift Cuba embargo or risk many lives lost to COVID-19, UN rights experts warn US

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 30.04.2020 - 22:21
The United States must urgently lift its blockade on Cuba to save lives amid the expanding COVID-19 crisis, UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday, emphasizing that the more than six-decades-old sanctions are impeding the supply of medicine, medical equipment, food and other goods essential to surviving the pandemic.

UN committed to a ‘brighter future’ for Haiti, as independent rights experts call for more action on behalf of cholera victims

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 30.04.2020 - 21:26
A group of 13 independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on the UN chief, António Guterres, to “urgently step up efforts” to fulfill a UN pledge to help victims of a nine-year-long cholera epidemic in Haiti that killed over 10,000 citizens.

UN chief calls for ‘solidarity, unity and hope’ in battling COVID-19 pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 30.04.2020 - 21:16
Amidst the destruction of the of COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations chief expressed concern over a lack of “sufficient solidarity” with the world’s developing countries, that need support in responding to the worst economic and social crisis in generations. 

COVID-19 can’t stop the music on International Jazz Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 30.04.2020 - 20:44
As people worldwide remain in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are being encouraged to invite some of the world’s top musicians into their homes this Thursday, International Jazz Day.

Coronavirus and human rights: New guidance highlights support for persons with disabilities

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 30.04.2020 - 17:55
New guidance issued on Thursday sets out key actions, to counter what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called the “double risk” faced by persons with disabilities in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greta Thunberg launches campaign to support UNICEF protection efforts against COVID-19

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 30.04.2020 - 17:51
Climate activist Greta Thunberg along with Danish NGO Human Act, on Thursday launched a child rights-driven campaign to support the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in protecting young lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can schools open up again safely? The UN has some new guidelines

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 30.04.2020 - 13:00
As countries grapple with severe disruptions to education caused by COVID-19, several UN agencies – as part of the Global Education Coalition – issued new guidelines on Thursday to help Governments make decisions on safely reopening schools for the world’s 1.3 billion students affected by ongoing closures.

UN prepares for potentially devastating COVID-19 outbreak in conflict-ravaged northeast Nigeria

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 30.04.2020 - 09:20
In northeast Nigeria, where armed conflict has forced millions from their homes, the UN’s migration agency, IOM, is supporting the construction of quarantine shelters, as the region braces for an outbreak of COVID-19 which, it warns, would have ‘devastating consequences’ for those who have been displaced. 

World health experts will meet Thursday to assess COVID-19 pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 29.04.2020 - 23:31
International health experts will convene on Thursday to evaluate the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and advise on updated recommendations, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday during his latest virtual press conference from Geneva.

Coronavirus lockdown casts harsh light on our data and privacy online

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 29.04.2020 - 20:38
A third of all nations lack laws to protect their citizen’s online data and privacy, despite an 11 per cent uptick in the global adoption of data protection and privacy legislation since 2015, the United Nations’ trade, investment and development body (UNCTAD) said on Wednesday.

Syria: As coronavirus threat intensifies, ceasefire more urgent than ever

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 29.04.2020 - 19:39
Syria desperately needs a nationwide ceasefire to enable its war-weary citizens to access the equipment and resources necessary to combat COVID-19, the UN’s top envoy for the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.  

FROM THE FIELD: Women act as ‘agents of change’ in climate emergency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 29.04.2020 - 19:31
Women around the world can act as “agents of change” and find solutions to the challenges provoked by the global climate crisis, according to the UN’s specialized gender agency, UN Women.  

COVID-19: Act now to avert ‘hunger catastrophe’ for millions missing out on school meals

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 29.04.2020 - 17:32
With classrooms closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two UN agencies are urging governments to act now to shore up the futures of the 370 million children worldwide who depend on school meals.

Nearly half of global workforce at risk as job losses increase due to COVID-19: UN labour agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 29.04.2020 - 13:30
Some 1.6 billion people employed in the informal economy – or nearly half the global workforce - could see their livelihoods destroyed due to the continued decline in working hours brought on by lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.

UN leads bid to help 135 countries get vital COVID-19 medical kit, amid severe global shortages

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 28.04.2020 - 22:54
A major UN-led initiative is under way to secure supplies of key medical equipment for 135 low to medium-income countries facing down the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Sudan: Coronavirus could be tipping point for ‘untold suffering’, Bachelet urges sanctions relief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 28.04.2020 - 22:26
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and people of Sudan could experience “untold suffering” unless donors act fast to shore up a country still in transition, the top UN human rights official warned on Tuesday.

As pandemic encroaches on Abyei, tensions rise over disputed territory straddling Sudan, South Sudan

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 28.04.2020 - 20:32
Sudan’s efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, are delaying the deployment of fresh United Nations police units in Abyei and the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan, the UN’s peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday

Parallel threats of COVID-19, climate change, require ‘brave, visionary and collaborative leadership’: UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 28.04.2020 - 19:07
To combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the “looming existential threat of climate disruption”, the only credible response is “brave, visionary and collaborative leadership” anchored in mutilateralism, the UN Secretary General António Guterres, said on Tuesday, during an international discussion focused on climate change.

COVID-19 could lead to millions of unintended pregnancies, new UN-backed data reveals

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 28.04.2020 - 18:20
Ongoing lockdowns and major disruptions to health services during the COVID-19 pandemic could result in seven million unintended pregnancies in the coming months, according to data released on Tuesday by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners.

Protect workers during and after lockdowns, urges UN labour agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 28.04.2020 - 02:14
Marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged States to take action to prevent and control COVID-19 in the workplace.