Wednesday, May 12, 2021

What can the UN do to support India through its deadly COVID-19 surge?

The UN is at the forefront of efforts to help India extricate itself from the almost unimaginable scale of suffering its citizens are undergoing,...

Security Council upholds role of multilateralism in a complex world

The President of the UN General Assembly on Friday urged countries to “do better” in making COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone, everywhere, warning that...

WHO approves Chinese COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

A COVID-19 vaccine produced in China has been given the green light for global rollout, potentially paving the way for its use in underserved...

Informal dialogue on UN chief selection process gets underway

The current UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, laid out his case for a second five year term on Friday to Member States, saying that he was offering...

South Asia: ‘Real possibility’ health systems will be strained to a breaking point, UNICEF...

Impacts of the deadly new surge in COVID-19 cases across South Asia are unlike anything the region has seen before, the United Nations Children’s...

Early-warning ‘pandemic hub’ plan unveiled by WHO’s Tedros and Germany’s Merkel

An international hub for pandemic control is to open in Berlin to ensure better preparedness and transparency in the fight against likely future global...

155 million faced acute food insecurity in 2020, conflict the key driver

At least 155 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity in 2020 because of conflict, extreme weather events and economic shocks linked in...

UN report sounds alarm on acute global shortage of midwives

The world is currently facing a shortage of 900,000 midwives, with COVID-19 further exacerbating the situation as many midwives have been deployed to other...

UN envoy Gordon Brown urges G7 countries to fund global COVID vaccination push

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on Monday for the world’s richest nations to underwrite COVID-19 vaccination in poorer countries, highlighting the...

Latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo declared over

The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on Monday, just three months after the first case was...

Overcoming COVID myths and fears in Malawi

Healthcare workers in Malawi are concerned that misinformation about COVID-19 is preventing patients in dire need of medical attention not related to the virus,...

COVID-19 ‘vaccine equity in action’ in the Maldives: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

The roll-out of vaccinations to prevent COVID-19 infections rising in the Maldives is a good example of “vaccine equity in action” according to Catherine...

Decades of health gains at risk in Brazil due to COVID-19

Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Brazil, the pandemic is putting decades of public health gains there at risk, the head of the World...

Address inequalities to end AIDS by 2030, UN chief says in new report

Inequalities in addressing AIDS threaten global efforts to stamp out the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned...

Human Rights Watch: A Threshold Crossed

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Apr 30 (IPS) - Human Rights Watch's 27 April report, A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid...