Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 – UN Chief

The Launch of the report “Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19” by UN Chief António Guterres. This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the pandemic; and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this … Read more Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 – UN Chief

Joint virtual briefing for Member States on the COVID-19 pandemic (27 March 2020)

Due to the unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the work of the United Nations, the Presidents of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Secretary-General will convene a joint virtual briefing for Member States. The briefing will focus on outreach to Member States and other stakeholders, including the … Read more Joint virtual briefing for Member States on the COVID-19 pandemic (27 March 2020)

Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story

Much of the world’s focus is on the growing coronavirus pandemic. And as the war on the disease is stepped up, the United Nations is calling for a ceasefire in other wars – such as in Syria and Yemen – saying people should be fighting the outbreak, not each other. The warring sides in Yemen … Read more Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story

UN launches $2 billion response to coronavirus

The UN launched a $2 billion humanitarian response plan to fight the coronavirus. At a virtual press conference, UN Secretary-General António Guterres was joined by Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, World Health Organization Director – General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore to urge global solidarity in fighting the pandemic. … Read more UN launches $2 billion response to coronavirus

UN urges immediate truce in five-year conflict in Yemen

Yemen’s warring parties have welcomed United Nations calls for an immediate truce, as the conflict enters its sixth year. The UN secretary-general has urged an end to hostilities, to focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. There has been a recent escalation in violence in Yemen, which is already facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Al … Read more UN urges immediate truce in five-year conflict in Yemen

Coronavirus outbreak: United Nations warn about the risk of COVID-19 in the developing world

Coronavirus outbreak: United Nations warn about the risk of COVID-19 in the developing world. UN’s under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Martin Lowcock joins FRANCE24’s Nadiah Massih for more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more Coronavirus outbreak: United Nations warn about the risk of COVID-19 in the developing world

UN launches virus aid plan, says ‘all of humanity’ at risk

The United Nations is appealing for $2bn to support humanitarian efforts worldwide to fight the pandemic. In an exclusive interview with our Diplomatic Editor, James Bays, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it is in everyone’s interest to help the world’s poorest nations, especially in areas of conflict. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more UN launches virus aid plan, says ‘all of humanity’ at risk

UN urges prisoner releases to stem spread of coronavirus

Countries must protect people in detention from the COVID-19 pandemic by releasing vulnerable prisoners, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: … Read more UN urges prisoner releases to stem spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus: How do we protect our mental health?

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the entire world into a state of uncertainty that is taking a toll on people with existing mental health conditions. And as millions face sickness, isolation, financial hardship and information overload it is likely to trigger a whole new set of conditions. One group particularly at risk during this time … Read more Coronavirus: How do we protect our mental health?