COVID-19: Aggiornamenti dal sistema ONU – 11 Maggio


WHO Statement on false allegations in Der Spiegel (9 May 2020):

Commemorating Smallpox Eradication – a legacy of hope, for COVID-19 and other diseases (8 May 2020):

COVID-19 and the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and receptor blockers (Scientific Brief, 7 May 2020):

UN News

Ensure city poor and vulnerable are fed, amidst lockdown hunger risk, urges UN (10 May 2020):

First Person: Fashionable face masks, creativity and dressing to shop in the COVID era (9 May 2020):

‘Humanitarian catastrophe’ looms in Haiti, threatening years of progress as COVID-19 takes hold, ECOSOC group says (8 May 2020):

Lessons from 40 year ‘victory over smallpox’ can be used to combat coronavirus today (8 May 2020):

UN rights office concerned over migrant boat pushbacks in the Mediterranean (8 May 2020):

UN chief appeals for global action against coronavirus-fueled hate speech (8 May 2020):

UN virus hunters continue search for animal link to human COVID-19 infections (8 May 2020):


UN supports routine – yet vital – health services while fighting COVID-19 (8 May 2020):

Lebanese journalists face increased risks covering protests during pandemic (8 May 2020):

“We must act now to strengthen the immunity of our societies against the virus of hate” (8 May 2020):


COVID-19 and the Alliance for Multilateralism / by Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, Special Ambassador of Germany for the Alliance for Multilateralism:

Proof Positive: COVID-19 Shows the Necessity of Multilateral Responses—and Global Solidarity / by Olof Skoog, European Union Ambassador to the United Nations:

Modernizing Our Public Health Systems to Be Ready for the Next Pandemic / by Gavin Yamey, Justice Nonvignon and Cordelia Kenney. The authors are from Duke University and University of Ghana:


Capacity Development Webinar Series on Leveraging Public Governance & Spearheading Innovative Solutions to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa (12 May, 8 am EDT, Virtual), organized by DESA/DPIDG and its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), and partners, including the SIDS Unit of DESA/DSDG; the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); the African Union Development Agency (AUDA) and the African Association for Public Administration (AAPAM):

Webinar on Integrating the 2030 Agenda into national plans and strategies: Considering COVID-19 response and recovery (12 May and 14 May, 9-11 am, EDT):


The Fundamental Importance of Staying Connected, Pandemic or Not (DPPA Politically Speaking, 30 April 2020):

Former Combatants in Colombia Helping Beat Back COVID-19 (DPPA Politically Speaking, 30 April 2020):


Secretary-General Denounces ‘Tsunami’ of Xenophobia Unleashed amid COVID-19, Calling for All-Out Effort against Hate Speech (SG/SM/20076, 8 May 2020):


11 May – ECOSOC Virtual Informal Briefing – Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response –


FAO and UNEP: COVID-19 increases the urgency to transform food systems (8 May 2020):

Skills and seeds acquired before have new importance for rural communities in Pakistan: How resilience building has helped Pakistani farmers through the COVID-19 crisis (8 May 2020):


COVID-19 shows why we need multilateralism more than ever (8 May 2020):


Transcript of the Background Briefing on the Short-term Liquidity Line (8 May 2020):


Learning from the Ebola Outbreak to Fight COVID-19 in IOM Sierra Leone (8 May 2020):

Migrants Headed to Arabian Gulf Stranded in Somalia as COVID-19 Spreads (8 May 2020):

Mobilisation Against COVID-19 Draws on Ebola Response Experience (8 May 2020):


UN humanitarian chief: The only way the world can win against coronavirus is by acting together (10 May 2020):

OCHA and IASC members produce key messages to fast-track health and aid workers in the COVID-19 response (8 May 2020):

NGOs at the forefront of COVID-19 efforts with OCHA’s pooled funds (8 May 2020):


COVID-19 not an excuse for unlawful deprivation of liberty – UN expert group on arbitrary detention (8 May 2020):


Extra things to thank Moms for in 2020 (9 May 2020):

Online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls during COVID-19 (Brief, 8 May 2020):


COVID-19 in Vulnerable Contexts: Spatial Profiling for Adaptive Responses in in Kakuma-Kalobeyei (8 May 2020):


Combatting COVID-19 discrimination in Jamaica (8 May 2020):

The cost of inaction: COVID-19-related service disruptions could cause hundreds of thousands of extra deaths from HIV:


UNCTAD chief: How to rebuild global economy and trade after COVID-19 (8 May 2020):

What future for women small-scale and informal cross-border traders when borders close? (8 May 2020):

UNCTAD Policy Brief #80 – The Need to protect sciences, Techology and Innovation funding during and after Covid-19 crisis:


Member States Join Virtual Dialogue on Sharing Experiences and Strategies for COVID-19 Response, Transition, and Resilience (8 May 2020):

Will resilience be the buzz word for the COVID-19 recovery?: GENEVA – The buzz-word of the post-COVID-19 recovery is likely to be “resilience.” (8 May 2020):

That’s the forecast of former UN Deputy Secretary-General, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown in discussion with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk


ECA proposes COVID-19 exit strategies to bring African economies back on track (10 May 2020):

Report – COVID-19: Lockdown exit strategies for Africa:


UNECE instruments help countries ensure equitable access to water and sanitation for vulnerable groups ‎‎– a vital defence against pandemics (8 May 2020):


Conflict and heavy floods force tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Somalia, amidst COVID-19 threat (8 May 2020):

‘Can everybody see me?’ – Goodwill Ambassadors hold virtual meeting for refugees (8 May 2020):


New ‘Pata Pata’ music video released by UNICEF spreads COVID-19 awareness – and joy – around the globe (9 May 2020):


COVID-19: Stay up-to-date with the latest on UNOPS support to response efforts:

7 May 2020 – Serbia: With funding from the European Union, UNOPS has delivered 100 stationary oxygen concentrators, which will help reduce COVID-19 mortality associated with low levels of oxygen in the blood. With funding from the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway, we have procured and delivered 40 out of 100 intensive care monitors, with the remaining 60 expected soon.

7 May 2020 – North Macedonia: In support of the European Union’s assistance to the government’s COVID-19 response, UNOPS delivered 8,800 units of urgent medical supplies to an infectious disease clinic to help treat COVID-19 cases. These include pump systems, catheter sets, extension and infusion lines and syringes. We also delivered 12 mechanical ventilators and 5,000 protective masks to the Ministry of   


UNRWA and MSF Inaugurate the Medical Isolation Centre in Siblin (10 May 2020):

UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal for Palestine Refugees (8 May 2020): 


World Tourism Remains At a Standstill as 100% of Countries Impose Restrictions on Travel (11 May 2020):


Mother’s Day interview: The cautious optimism of Princess Sarah Zeid: World Food Programme special adviser on maternal and child nutrition looks for a ‘silver lining’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic (8 May 2020): utious-optimism-of-princess-sarah-zeid-5e6c4d14875d 


DDG Wolff: “The time now is for action rather than reflection” (7 May 2020):

DDG Wolff: COVID-19 crisis underlines need for more multilateralism, not less (7 May 2020):