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UN poverty expert: “Promotion of equality must be our priority”

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Olivier De Schutter, began his three-year mandate in May 2020 in the midst...

COVID-19 impact on young people’s mental health in spotlight

Feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and grief are being widely felt by young people across the world due to the impacts of COVID-19. As...

COVID-19: Maps visualise feasibility of physical distancing in the Netherlands

As lockdown measures are relaxed in Europe, ‘Keep your distance’ has replaced ‘Stay at home.’ To help ensure physical distancing, major cities in the...

Pause before sharing

The United Nations calls on social media users to “Pause. Take care before you share” on the occasion of World Social Media Day 30th...

COVID-19. The risk of resurgence in Europe has become a reality

Last week, Europe saw an increase in weekly COVID-19 cases for the first time in months, Hans Kluge European regional director of WHO, the...

Iraqi refugee receives royal thanks for sewing masks in Luxembourg

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, Iraqi refugee Mohammed Alhashimi and his wife Smaher sat down and discussed how they could help their new country...

International Day of Yoga: yoga’s growing importance to post-COVID-19 wellbeing

International Day of Yoga (21 June) not only celebrates an ancient physical and mental practice which originated centuries ago in India, but also the many benefits of practicing yoga as a way of living that continues to grow in popularity around...

The Future We Want, The UN We Need – Essay Competition

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary...

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