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Cities and local government must focus on well-being of people in developing countries

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 13.07.2020 - 23:41
While the scale and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in developing and developed countries alike, the President of the UN General Assembly maintained on Monday that the response must focus on “the two-thirds of the world’s population at risk of being left behind”. 

UN condemns deadly attack against peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 13.07.2020 - 22:36
A UN peacekeeper from Rwanda was killed and two others were wounded in a deadly attack in the Central African Republic on Monday.

‘Don’t make schools a political football’: senior WHO official calls for data-based COVID-19 strategies

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 13.07.2020 - 21:44
A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official on Monday, called for the question of school reopenings to be included as part of comprehensive, data-driven COVID-19 public health strategies, and not a politically-driven decision-making process.

COVID-19: UN and partners work to ensure learning never stops for young refugees

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 13.07.2020 - 21:20
Global advocates for refugees are pushing to ensure the COVID-19 pandemic does not derail efforts for displaced children and young people to continue learning and eventually return to a real classroom.

UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 13.07.2020 - 20:26
In much of the world, “hunger remains deeply entrenched and is rising”, the UN chief said on Monday, launching this year’s major UN food security update, highlighting that over the past five years, tens of millions of people have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished.

Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 13.07.2020 - 15:54
The collective impact of climate change, COVID-19 and conflict mean that well over 200 million people will likely need humanitarian assistance by 2022, the UN’s deputy rights chief said on Monday.

A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don’t shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 12.07.2020 - 06:00
In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in which everyone pays their share, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

BREAKING: Security Council extends for one year, lifesaving cross-border aid to Syria 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 12.07.2020 - 01:16
On its fourth attempt this week, the Security Council has on Saturday, authorized for one year, cross-border humanitarian aid from Turkey into northwest Syria. 

World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 12.07.2020 - 01:14
The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, “but it does not affect everyone equally”, the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday.

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 11.07.2020 - 06:00
In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people.

‘Strengthen multilateralism’ to combat global terrorism

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 10.07.2020 - 21:54
Although COVID-19 has tested “national resilience, international solidarity and multilateral cooperation”, we must not “pause our efforts” in the battle against terrorism, the UN counter-terrorism chief said on Friday.

COVID-19 cases worldwide hit 12 million

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 10.07.2020 - 21:23
COVID-19 cases globally have more than doubled in the past six weeks, reaching 12 million on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.

UNESCO expresses deep regret over Turkey decision to change status of historic Hagia Sophia

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 10.07.2020 - 18:26
As the Turkish President signed a decree on Friday converting the ancient Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the UN cultural agency (UNESCO) said that it "deeply regrets the decision" made "without prior discussion", having earlier in the day called on the State to abide by its “legal commitments and obligations” in accordance with it’s status as a museum, on the World Heritage List.

Lebanon ‘fast spiralling out of control’ leaving many destitute and facing starvation, warns Bachelet 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 10.07.2020 - 18:05
Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of “growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic” in Lebanon, the UN human rights chief called on Friday for a unified response by politicians and the people to overcome the worsening socio-economic crisis there. 

Wildlife crime putting environment and health at risk: UN report

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 10.07.2020 - 16:56
The COVID-19 pandemic shows how wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health, according to a new UN report issued on Friday.

Finding hope in calamity: how UN humanitarians cope on the frontline

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 10.07.2020 - 16:00
What does it take to help the world’s most vulnerable people, often in dangerous and unstable situations, and at considerable personal risk? In the latest season of the award-winning UN podcast, Awake At Night, host Melissa Fleming speaks to some of the Organization’s most prominent humanitarians to find out what motivates them, and how they cope.

Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 10.07.2020 - 14:37
In Yemen, fears of famine have resurfaced as UN humanitarians also warned on Friday that 360,000 severely malnourished children could die unless they continue to get treatment and aid is stepped up. In an urgent appeal for funding, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that it needs $200 million per month to maintain assistance in the war-torn country.

Intercommunal violence, terrorist attacks inflame tensions in West Africa

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 09.07.2020 - 21:52
Intercommunal violence and persistent attacks by extremists, continue to undermine peace and security across West Africa, the UN’s top official in the region warned the Security Council on Thursday, calling for sustained engagement with all partners to urgently advance a holistic approach to peace.

Global Acceleration Framework to speed up water and sanitation access for all

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 09.07.2020 - 20:52
A new mechanism launched on Thursday aims to speed up action so that people everywhere will have access to water and sanitation by the end of the decade, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Address ‘unprecedented’ impact of coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean, urges Guterres

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 09.07.2020 - 19:17
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, Latin America and the Caribbean are now suffering some of the highest rates of transmission, the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy initiative on how best to recover in a region already embroiled in poverty, hunger, unemployment and inequality.