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From fighting with guns to fighting the pandemic

"Before I did not have a trade but, thanks to this training, I am becoming a valuable asset to my country", says Nassira Zakaria,...

Mozambique school children face ‘catastrophic’ fall-out from COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

For 13-year-old Rafina from Beira, one of Mozambique’s largest cities, the feeling seems familiar; her school is, once again, closed. Only one year has...

Experts underscore COVID-19 threat to global progress on child immunization

“As the world comes together to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19, we must not forget the dozens of lifesaving vaccines that...

Covid-19 crisis closes 90 percent of museums globally, UNESCO plans for reopenings

Museums may be temporarily closed, but they remain a source of knowledge and discovery for many - now through virtual tours in particular.This International...

COVID-19 shows crucial role of the UN, says next General Assembly President

Ambassador Volkan Bozkir outlined his priorities as president of the world’s foremost multilateral forum, during a virtual interactive dialogue with UN Member States held...

Presidents and prime ministers lead call for ‘people’s vaccine’, free to all

On Thursday, more than 140 world leaders and figures signed an open letter  requesting Governments unite behind a “people’s vaccine” against COVID-19, marking the...

Coronavirus ‘grim reality’: World economy to shrink by 3.2 per cent, new UN report projects

In its World Economic Situation and Prospect (WESP) report update, launched on Wednesday, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) said that...

UN sustainable energy project in Ukraine finds a new role: fighting COVID-19

Home Owners of Ukraine for Sustainable Energy Efficiency Solutions, also known as HOUSES, was initially designed to help Ukrainians lower their energy costs, better...

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