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Syrian air force used deadly chemical weapons in 2017 attacks, UN watchdog finds

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 08.04.2020 - 23:31
The Syrian air force used deadly chemical weapons in three separate attacks in March 2017 on the central town of Ltamenah that affected a total of at least 106 people, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a report on Wednesday.

No need to politicize COVID-19: UN health agency chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 08.04.2020 - 23:30
The COVID-19 pandemic should not be politicized as unity is the “only option” to defeat the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

World Health Organization ‘absolutely critical’ to neutralizing coronavirus threat – UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 08.04.2020 - 20:23
The World Health Organization (WHO) must be supported across the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, describing the UN health agency, which has led the multilateral response since the beginning, as “absolutely critical” in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Swift rebound for world trade still possible through joint action to thwart coronavirus

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 08.04.2020 - 19:41
Global trade in goods could fall by as much as a third this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but a swift rebound in 2021 is possible if the world’s economic policymakers – working together – act immediately, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday. 

Over 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa; Zimbabwe and South Sudan among most vulnerable

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 08.04.2020 - 18:58
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has now risen to more than 10,000, claiming more than 500 lives. 

COVID-19: impact could see 195 million job losses, says ILO chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 08.04.2020 - 14:56
The rapidly intensifying economic effects of COVID-19 on the world of work are proving to be far worse than the 2008-9 financial crisis, with cutbacks equivalent to nearly 200 million full-time workers expected in the next three months alone, the UN labour agency said.

Vulnerable Indians need urgent help to cope with COVID-19 pandemic: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 08.04.2020 - 04:00
Millions of people in India have a hand-to-mouth existence, and fast response measures put in place to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, are making life even more difficult for them. For this latest in our occasional series by UN country team leaders, Renata Dessallien, the UN Resident Coordinator in India, assesses the current situation. Her text is based on an interview with UN News.

UN General Assembly: The world’s ‘town hall’ remains open during COVID-19 crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 07.04.2020 - 22:54
Although it seems the whole world is on lockdown as countries follow health guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19, the global “town hall” at UN Headquarters in New York remains open for business, albeit with a technical twist.

Mali: UN mission fulfills mandate, aids battle against coronavirus

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 07.04.2020 - 22:20
As the COVID-19 pandemic plagues the world, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali told the Security Council on Tuesday that the mission continues to fulfill its mandate while doing whatever it can to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from overrunning the country.

Children vulnerable to abuse and violence during coronavirus lockdowns, UN experts warn

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 07.04.2020 - 21:07
Independent UN human rights experts have called on States to boost child protection measures to help safeguard the welfare of millions of children who may be more exposed to violence, sale, trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Course of coronavirus pandemic across Libya, depends on silencing the guns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 07.04.2020 - 17:57
Fighting must stop immediately in Libya if it is to have any chance of staving off the COVID-19 outbreak, the top United Nations official in the North African country said on Tuesday as he condemned an attack on a major Tripoli hospital. 

‘Say no to hate speech and xenophobia’, urges Guterres, marking 26 years since genocide in Rwanda

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 07.04.2020 - 16:50
Remembering the more than one million people who over the course of just 100 days, were systematically killed in Rwanda, 26 years ago, the UN chief underscored on Tuesday that “we must never again let such an atrocity occur”.

COVID-19 highlights nurses’ vulnerability as backbone to health services worldwide

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 07.04.2020 - 15:12
Nurses are on the frontline fighting COVID-19 but “an alarming failure” in the global supply of protective clothing and new coronavirus tests – together with “unprecedented” overwork linked to global staff shortages - have highlighted how vulnerable they are, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The development coincides with an impassioned personal message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the world’s medical professionals for World Health Day, marked on Tuesday 7 April.

First Person: ‘Fate’ of Italian nurse, and countless other health workers, depends on protective clothing

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 07.04.2020 - 15:07
A 24-year-old nurse in Italy who is treating patients with the deadly COVID-19 virus has been describing how her “fate” on any given day is dependent on how well she dresses in her protective clothing.

Lady Gaga curating global event to boost healthcare workers on coronavirus front line

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 06.04.2020 - 23:23
The World Health Organization (WHO) has teamed up with international advocacy organization Global Citizen, to launch ‘One World Together At Home”, a global television and streaming special, curated by superstar singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, to celebrate frontline health care workers around the globe in their unrelenting battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

International sport day moves indoors, with plea to stay active during self-isolation

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 06.04.2020 - 23:17
Running tracks, gyms and swimming pools may be closed, as part of government-imposed lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is more important than ever to remain physically active. This is the message on this year’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. 

Syria: Warring parties failed to abide by international law over hospital attacks

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 06.04.2020 - 22:15
Parties to Syria’s brutal civil war, now in its tenth year, failed to abide by their obligations under international law to avoid attacks on hospitals and other civilian facilities that featured on the UN’s so-called deconfliction list, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday. 

Prison shelling in Yemen kills five women and a child: UN rights chief condemns possible war crime

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 06.04.2020 - 21:40
The UN has condemned the shelling of the women’s section of the Central Prison in a district of Yemen’s war-torn Taizz Governerate, in the south of the country, which has left at least five women and one child dead, and wounding more than 11, with casualties expected to rise. 

How can the world counter COVID-19 online? UN issues hackers’ challenge to CodeTheCurve

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 06.04.2020 - 17:51
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting young innovators, data scientists and designers throughout the world – especially those whose schools have closed due to COVID-19 - to join a month-long hackathon to come up with digital solutions to the global pandemic. 

Rights experts warn against discrimination in COVID-19 response

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 06.04.2020 - 16:58
Fearing a needless increase in COVID-19 deaths due to discrimination, UN independent human rights experts on Monday called for Governments to commit to racial equity and equality in their response to the pandemic.