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COVID-19: Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, infectious disease specialist and UN “influencer”

When not in his COVID-19 research lab or with patients in his infectious diseases department, Dr Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, is on Konbini, Huffington Post, or...

United Nations Cookbook Recipe Challenge

Enter your recipe for potential inclusion in the United Nations Cookbook! Our food system needs fixing, and you can be a part of the solution....

COVID-19: an unprecedented news story for journalists

For journalists across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented news story. The relentless news cycle, an ‘infodemic’ of misinformation, let alone the...

UN Secretary-General launches #PledgetoPause to fight misinformation

The United Nations has launched a major initiative called #PledgetoPause to help stop the spread of misinformation online and to encourage people around the...

Simple measures can save 280.000 lives in Europe

The European Region has registered the highest weekly incidence of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic with almost 700,000 cases reported. The European...

HackingDisinfodemic

What can youth do to counter disinfodemic, using media and information literacy as a tool? HackingDisinfodemic – a Global Media and Information Literacy Youth...

COVID-19: Guterres warns against “vaccinationalism”

On 22 September, the UN Secretary-General told the UN General Assembly that the world “faces (its) own 1945 moment,” and declared that populism and...

COVID-19 : WHO calls for a collective European effort to tackle...

The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that the COVID-19 situation in Europe is very serious. “We have a very serious situation unfolding before us”,...

Leaving No Roma behind during a pandemic, and beyond: a UN...

The first time I met Roma people in the Western Balkan region was in 1999, while I was working in Montenegro. I had just...

Tourism: Europe is one of the hardest hit regions by COVID-19

Only 5% of the usual number of tourists have visited Paris this summer, one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Although the French...

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...