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Common coronavirus enemy, forges some Palestine-Israel cooperation, but West Bank annexation looms

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.04.2020 - 20:04
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating opportunities for cooperation that Israelis and Palestinians must embrace to sustain Middle East peace efforts and bring an end to decades of conflict, the United Nations’ top envoy in the region said on Thursday.

Human rights ‘uplift everyone’; must guide COVID-19 recovery response, says UN chief 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.04.2020 - 18:59
The coronavirus pandemic is not only a critical public health danger, it is also a human, economic and social emergency that is “fast becoming a human rights crisis”, the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy brief on shaping an effective, inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Intensifying shelling and COVID-19 pandemic creates ‘perfect storm’ in Libya

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.04.2020 - 16:58
In Libya, ongoing heavy fighting has raised concerns yet further, about the likely devastating impact of the new coronavirus on people there, particularly those repeatedly forced to flee violence.

Economic impact of coronavirus threatens hard-won progress across Africa’s Great Lakes region

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.04.2020 - 23:32
Sweeping preventative measures seem to be curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the Great Lakes region of Africa, but the economic impact of the global pandemic threatens hard-won gains made along the long road back to peace and stability, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the region said on Wednesday.

UN rights chief rejects killings acknowledged by Cameroon, and Iran’s execution of child offenders

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.04.2020 - 22:48
The UN’s human rights chief has been weighing in on recent killings committed by State authorities, or by rogue members of State military forces, emphasizing that all Governments must strictly abide by international law and hold those who serve, accountable for any violations.

Still ‘a long way to go’ in coronavirus battle, WHO chief warns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.04.2020 - 21:13
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against complacency as countries continue to confront COVID-19 and citizens grow weary of stay-at-home measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease.

COVID-19: 5G broadband conspiracy ‘a hoax with no technical basis’, UN telecoms agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.04.2020 - 18:28
The latest generation of fast broadband, commonly known as 5G, is in no way responsible for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – the UN’s agency for information and communication technologies – confirmed on Wednesday.

Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change - UN weather agency chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.04.2020 - 16:25
An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN weather agency said on Wednesday. 

COVID-19 pandemic, an ‘unprecedented wake-up call’ for all inhabitants of Mother Earth

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.04.2020 - 14:09
In his message for International Mother Earth Day this Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged that all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, which he flagged as “an unprecedented wake-up call”

FROM THE FIELD: Migrants use digital ‘fab labs’ to address Djibouti health protection shortages

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.04.2020 - 06:15
With Djibouti’s health system under enormous strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, young migrants in the country are using 3D-printers to make face shields, and ease the shortfall inside medical facilities in the Horn of Africa country.

UN condemns killing of WHO staffer in Myanmar transporting COVID-19 samples

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.04.2020 - 22:17
A World Health Organization (WHO) worker has been killed while driving a vehicle carrying COVID-19 samples in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the United Nations country office confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. 

COVID-19 to cause biggest economic contraction ever in Latin America & Caribbean

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.04.2020 - 22:07
The COVID-19 pandemic will herald the worst economic contraction in the history of Latin American and the Caribbean, with a projected -5.3 per cent drop in activity this year, according to a report by the UN office for the region, ECLAC, published on Tuesday.

Guterres vows support for island States in twin fight against COVID-19, climate crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.04.2020 - 20:51
In an era of new challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary-General António Guterres is pledging the UN’s continued support to small island States – longtime leaders in the global fight against the devastating impacts of climate change.

As famines of ‘biblical proportion’ loom, Security Council urged to ‘act fast’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.04.2020 - 20:23
The world is not only facing “a global health pandemic but also a global humanitarian catastrophe”, the UN food relief agency chief told the Security Council on Tuesday via video link.

Startling disparities in digital learning emerge as COVID-19 spreads: UN education agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.04.2020 - 20:02
With most of the world’s students now at home due to COVID-19, the pandemic is revealing startling divides in digitally-based distance learning, data from the UN education and cultural agency, UNESCO, and partners has revealed.

FROM THE FIELD: ‘Green practices’ boost blue economy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.04.2020 - 19:21
The introduction of “green” or sustainable practices supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is helping the “blue economy” of an Indian Ocean archipelago to thrive.

Assistance ramped up to DR Congo’s South Kivu as floods kill dozens

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.04.2020 - 18:40
Aid is being rushed to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where deadly flooding has swept away people and homes and affected tens of thousands more, including many displaced by violence, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday

Keep critical food supply chains operating to save lives during COVID-19, urges new UN-backed report

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.04.2020 - 17:55
A new study on food insecurity by an alliance of UN, governmental, and non-governmental agencies analyzes what is fueling global food crises and examines how, among other emergencies, the COVID-19 pandemic is perpetuating downward cycle for millions.

UN agencies pledge scaled-up efforts to protect uprooted children as pandemic upends lives

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 20.04.2020 - 23:42
Two UN agency chiefs are pledging to accelerate work to expand refugee children’s access to protection, education, clean water and sanitation, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe.  

Lifting lockdowns does not signal the end of COVID-19: WHO chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 20.04.2020 - 22:45
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated its stance on the lifting of lockdown measures aimed at protecting the public against the spread of COVID-19.