WHO UNESCO International Youth Day webinar #Youth4GlobalAction #COVID19

On 12 August 2020, WHO and UNESCO broadcast a live webinar: Youth Engagement for Global Action.

Many young people are essential workers, or volunteering to support their community. Young health professionals and students have been supporting the COVID-19 response from hospitals, research centers and testing clinics. Other youth are working in advocacy and risk communication initiatives such as producing community radio shows and media and information literacy learning resources to counter disinformation and promote peer-education, conducting surveys on behavioural insights to inform response strategies, translating and disseminating public health information and inspiring online hand washing challenges.

Join youth representatives from around the world, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to learn about COVID-19 initiatives around the world.

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • UNGA: Russia’s Putin Offers UN Staff Free Covid-19 Vaccine, Proposes Cooperation
  • President Trump keen to pass the buck as America’s Covid-19 deaths pass 200,000
  • Chief Scientist backs Australia’s push towards gas-fired economy | ABC News
  • Trump vs Biden: The 2020 US presidential election
  • China: Trump ‘spreading political virus’ at United Nations
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