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Afghanistan: Civilian casualties down, but hundreds still killed, despite US-Taliban deal

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 27.04.2020 - 22:45
In the first quarter of 2020, the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan fell by nearly a third from the same period a year earlier, representing the lowest first quarter figure since 2012, according to a UN report released on Monday.

COVID-19 putting routine childhood immunization in danger: UN health agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 27.04.2020 - 22:38
As the new coronavirus continues its relentless march across the planet, with nearly 2.9 million cases reported as of Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) remains concerned about the pandemic’s impact on other health services, especially for children.

Yemen needs cooperation between parties more than ever, says top UN negotiator

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 27.04.2020 - 21:28
The needs of Yemen’s people should be put first, ahead of actions that risk escalating the already dire situation inside the war-shattered country, UN Special Envoy for the war-weary country, Martin Griffiths, said on Monday.

COVID-19: New women-led UN initiative aims to save lives and protect livelihoods 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 27.04.2020 - 20:23
Against the backdrop of the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy UN chief briefed journalists on Monday about a new women-led initiative that mobilizes support to save lives and protect livelihoods.  

Tap youth talent to tackle COVID-19 crisis and beyond, UN chief tells Security Council

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 27.04.2020 - 19:23
Even amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries must do more to harness the talents of young people to address the crisis and its aftermath, the UN Secretary-General told the Security Council on Monday during a videoconference meeting to review the five years since its adoption of a landmark resolution on youth, peace and security.

FROM THE FIELD: How refugees are helping overwhelmed health systems' COVID-19 response

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 27.04.2020 - 17:15
With many European health services struggling to deal with an influx of COVID-19 patients, many refugees and migrants with experience in the sector, are being drafted in to help respond to the crisis. 

‘Toxic lockdown culture’ of repressive coronavirus measures hits most vulnerable

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 27.04.2020 - 16:47
Disturbing details have emerged from dozens of countries that a “toxic lockdown culture” against the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted drastically on society’s most vulnerable members, the UN human rights Office (OHCHR) said on Monday. The development follows UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s call last week for States not to use the COVID crisis as a pretext for repressive measures, in which he urged Governments to recognize that the threat was the “virus, not people”.

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 27.04.2020 - 06:05
UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns that funding for educational programmes is on the verge of running out.

Millions more children at risk with immunization services disrupted amid COVID-19 pandemic 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 26.04.2020 - 13:40
Last year, over 13 million children received no vaccines at all, and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling on governments to step up, warning disrupting immunization services amid the COVID-19 pandemic could leave even more of the world’s most marginalized children without access to life-saving vaccines. 

From bustling streets to lockdown: Bangladesh and the UN mobilize to fight COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 26.04.2020 - 06:30
The UN is working closely with the authorities, civil society and the private sector in Bangladesh, as the south Asian country braces for the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest in our occasional series of blogs from the UN's network of Resident Coordinators who lead the Organization's Country Teams, here's Mia Seppo, in Bangladesh. 

‘No evidence’ that recovered COVID-19 patients cannot be reinfected, says WHO

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 26.04.2020 - 00:07
The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection. 

Liberia: Ebola contact tracing lessons inform COVID-19 response

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 25.04.2020 - 16:20
Lessons learned during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia six years ago are helping the West African country to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) which is working alongside the World Health Organization (WHO) on surveillance and the coordination of contact tracing.

UN ‘fully mobilized’ to support the Sudanese people, Security Council hears

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 25.04.2020 - 00:11
The “exceptional circumstances” of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the peace process in Sudan as well as the drawing down of the United Nations mission there, the head of UN peacekeeping updated the Security Council on Friday.

Put aside political agendas ‘to save lives’, top UN official in Kosovo urges

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.04.2020 - 20:47
The senior UN official in Kosovo is stressing that strong leadership and political unity are needed now more than ever, as local leaders and their international partners wage war on the “enormous challenge” posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Cash help crucial for informal workers, says UN labour chief, stressing primacy of multilateralism

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.04.2020 - 19:18
Informal workers who live day to day urgently need cash support from their governments to survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the UN labour agency said on Friday.

‘Landmark collaboration’ to make COVID-19 testing and treatment available to all

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.04.2020 - 18:37
World leaders, scientists, humanitarians and private sector partners united on Friday in “a landmark collaboration” that will make new tools and medicines to diagnose and treat COVID-19, accessible to people everywhere.

First Person: Finding new ways to save millions at risk during the coronavirus pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.04.2020 - 18:23
Millions of people are reliant on humanitarian supplies to survive, and the COVID-19 pandemic is making it even more difficult for aid workers to reach them. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), is having to rethink the way it operates in some of the most vulnerable places in the world.

‘No time to blame the messenger’ warns UN rights chief, amidst media clampdowns surrounding COVID-19

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.04.2020 - 18:17
The coronavirus pandemic has spawned new threats to press freedom in some countries, according to the UN human rights chief, who declared on Friday that “credible, accurate reporting is a lifeline for all of us”.

Protect civilians in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions, urges UN refugee agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.04.2020 - 23:01
An upsurge in military action against armed groups in West Africa’s vast Sahel and Lake Chad regions has prompted the United Nations refugee agency to call on all warring parties to protect people caught up in the violence.

‘Leave no one behind’ mantra matters more than ever, as coronavirus threatens all humanity: Guterres

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.04.2020 - 22:20
Secretary-General António Guterres issued a three-point global “Call to Action” on Thursday to cushion the colossal fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, pressing Governments to unify around a defining moment in history, as the new session of the UN’s Financing for Development Forum got underway.