Wednesday, September 22, 2021

DR Congo President asks for materialization of ‘all the promises made to Africa’

The President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, asked for United Nations Member States to “materialize all the promises made to Africa in compensation for the sacrifices agreed to protect humanity...

COVID ‘Shot for All’, not a luxury, but development priority: UNDP

Top politicians joined award-winning African performers and others on Tuesday, in New York, to take part in a special event organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), to discuss how COVID-19 vaccines can be...

Victims of terrorism ‘will not be forgotten’: UN, nations, pay tribute at 9/11 memorial

“We will continue to stand in solidarity with all victims of terrorism. They will not be forgotten”: that was the message from UN Counter-Terrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov on Monday, at a...

World leaders, BTS, join Guterres in call to get SDGs back on track

The world “is challenged like never before”, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, but the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) still offer a roadmap to get back on track.   Read the full story, “World leaders, BTS,...

Struggling economies, widening inequality and millions vulnerable: the urgent need for vaccine equity

Health leaders agree that a world without COVID-19 will not be possible until everyone has equal access to vaccines. More than 4.6 million people...

UN chief message to world leaders: ‘Wake up, change course, unite’

In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with UN News, Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on world leaders to ‘wake up’, make an immediate course correction at home and abroad, and unite.  Read the full story, “UN...

WHO asks for commitments on maternal and newborn health

Every day, approximately 800 women and 6,700 babies lose their lives around the time of childbirth. In addition, nearly 5,400 babies are stillborn daily,...

Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall this year

Africa needs around 470 million doses to accomplish the global of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of its population by the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.   Read the full story,...

Annual Secretary-General’s report reveals a world tested ‘to the limit’

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the greatest shared global challenge since the UN’s founding 75 years ago, according to the annual Report of the Secretary-General on...

COVID crises highlight strengths of democratic systems, says Guterres

The UN Secretary-General, on Wednesday, urged the world to “learn from the lessons of the past 18 months, to strengthen democratic resilience in the face of future crises.”  Read the full story,...

From K-Pop heroes to net zero: 5 things to look out for at UNGA...

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly is due to begin on 14 September, and it will be very different from 2020’s fully...

76th General Assembly get underway at UN Headquarters in New York

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be the most challenging period the world has seen since the Second World War, said the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday – as the 75th session of the General...

Only 2% of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Africa

More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday.  Read the full...

INTERVIEW: Amid disease and destruction, new UN Assembly president highlights hope

The incoming President of the General Assembly says that hope is desperately needed for those billions around the world struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, devastation, and strife. In his first major interview, he told UN News that the General Assembly, as the UN’s most representative body, is ideally placed to...

$1 billion pledge a ‘quantum leap’ in commitment to Afghanistan: UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday hailed significant international financial support pledged to the people of Afghanistan following a meeting in Geneva, which nearly...