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First person: ‘I am nothing without my culture’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - 10 hours 35 min ago
A master practitioner of the Hawaiian hula dance has told UN News that he is “nothing without my culture.”

Mozambique school children face ‘catastrophic’ fall-out from COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - 13 hours 35 min ago
School children in Mozambique are facing what a senior United Nations and World Bank official in the southern African country are calling “catastrophic outcomes” from the COVID-19 pandemic. By the UN Resident Coordinator in Mozambique, Myrta Kaulard, and Mark Lundell, World Bank Country Director.

Heed ceasefire call, UN chief urges, marking Africa Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - 17 hours 35 min ago
African countries have “demonstrated commendable leadership” battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but more nations across the continent where conflict prevails, should heed the UN call for a global ceasefire to push back the deadly virus, said the Secretary-General on Monday.

5 reasons Costa Rica is winning plaudits for fighting COVID-19: a Resident Coordinator’s blog

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sun, 24.05.2020 - 20:30
Costa Rica is winning plaudits for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alice Shackleford, UN Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica, and WHO Representative María Dolores Pérez-Rosales, explain why the small Central American country is managing to keep the number of cases down, and its population healthy.

UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sun, 24.05.2020 - 14:29
The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the announcement by the Afghan Government and the Taliban of a ceasefire to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims around the world.

Guterres commends India and Bangladesh for life-saving work in face of deadly cyclone

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sat, 23.05.2020 - 20:16
  The UN chief António Guterres commended the governments and people of India and Bangladesh on Saturday, for their life-saving efforts ahead of devastating Cyclone Amphan, and for the effective relief effort, wishing those survivors injured and affected by the disaster, a speedy recovery.

Policing the pandemic: how UN Police are maintaining law, order, and public health

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sat, 23.05.2020 - 06:05
In several countries afflicted by years of armed conflict, The UN assists with law and order issues, including policing expertise. This work is being challenged, as never before, by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with UN News, Luis Carrilho, head of the UN Police Division, describes how the virus is affecting the ability of his colleagues to keep the peace.

Experts underscore COVID-19 threat to global progress on child immunization

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Fri, 22.05.2020 - 21:39
Global experts in health and child welfare have again highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting access to routine immunization services worldwide, putting millions of young lives at risk of killer diseases such as diphtheria, measles and pneumonia.

Victims of intercommunal violence in South Sudan deserve ‘justice, truth and reparations’: Bachelet

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Fri, 22.05.2020 - 19:37
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday condemned a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, that has left hundreds dead across 28 villages in Jonglei State, according to local authorities. 

Shrinking forests need bold action to safeguard their biodiversity

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Fri, 22.05.2020 - 18:48
Amidst alarming rates of deforestation and land degradation, urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests, according to a new United Nations report, released on Friday.

Build back better and preserve biodiversity after COVID-19 pandemic: UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Fri, 22.05.2020 - 18:04
Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also lead to countries uniting to preserve the natural world, in line with global commitments to achieve a better future for all people and the planet, top officials with the United Nations said on Friday, the International Day for Biological Diversity.

Yemen: Coronavirus transmission likely widespread, decimating ‘collapsed’ health system, UN warns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Fri, 22.05.2020 - 17:33
War-torn Yemen’s health system has ‘in effect, collapsed” under the strain of a widening COVID-19 outbreak, with epidemiologists estimating that the virus could spread faster and more widely than in many other countries, the UN warned on Friday.

Cyclone Amphan’s trail of destruction in Bangladesh and India

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Thu, 21.05.2020 - 22:12
UN humanitarians and partners are working hard to assist the people of Bangladesh and India suffering from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, which made landfall on Wednesday, wreaking havoc, causing high tidal surges, flooding and embankments to collapse. 

Somalia looks to first full elections in 51 years, despite COVID-19 crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Thu, 21.05.2020 - 22:01
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are acute for Somalia, but the Horn of Africa nation is doing what it can with the resources it has, even as it looks ahead to its first direct elections in a half-century, the top UN official in the country said on Thursday.

Danger awaits migrant children returned to Mexico and Central America during pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Thu, 21.05.2020 - 21:16
Migrant children forcibly returned from the United States to Mexico and Central America are facing danger and discrimination aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Asia-Pacific nations commit the whole region to ‘defeat’ COVID-19

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Thu, 21.05.2020 - 20:50
Gathering together at the top UN intergovernmental body in Asia and the Pacific on Thursday, countries of the vast region of more than four billion people, urged greater measures that reinforce global solidarity in ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Tea Day: Trusty cuppa represents ‘crux’ of today’s issues – UN General Assembly president

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Thu, 21.05.2020 - 20:16
Art, culture, heritage, and a source of livelihood for millions. Because tea is so much more than just a drink, on Thursday, at a virtual event commemorating the first-ever International Tea Day, the president of the UN General Assembly lauded the plant for its role in pursuing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UN agencies join forces to protect forcibly displaced during pandemic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Thu, 21.05.2020 - 19:26
To strengthen and advance public health services for millions of forcibly displaced people globally, two United Nations signed an agreement on Thursday to better protect some 70 million from COVID-19.

UN launches new initiative to fight COVID-19 misinformation through ‘digital first responders’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Thu, 21.05.2020 - 18:01
A new UN initiative aims to push back against the tide of lies and hate that has risen in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, by empowering people worldwide to share accurate information to help save lives and promote global solidarity.

FROM THE FIELD: Nature ‘strongest ally’ to building sustainable planet

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Thu, 21.05.2020 - 17:41
Nature is humankind’s ‘strongest ally’ to help build a sustainable planet, according to a Malaysian biodiversity expert, whose organization is supported by the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).