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COVID-19: Preparations for southern flu season must be a priority: WHO’s Tedros (15 June 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/06/1066372 


UN supports LGBTI community during COVID-19 pandemic (15 June 2020): https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/un-supports-lgbti-community-during-covid-19-pandemic


Thousands gather at virtual summit to discuss private sector’s response to COVID-19, inequality and climate crises (15 June 2020): https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/financing/thousands-gather-at-virtual-summit-to-discuss-private-sectors-response-to-covid-19.html

UN/DESA Policy Brief #79: The role of public service and public servants during the COVID-19 pandemic (11 June 2020): https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/publication/un-desa-policy-brief-79-the-role-of-public-service-and-public-servants-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ 


Secretary-General, in Family Remittances Day Message, Urges Governments to Cut Transfer Costs, Financially Support Migrants, as COVID-19 Crisis Dampens Flow of Funds (SG/SM/20127, 15 June 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20127.doc.htm


Extension of the Procedure for Taking Decisions of the General Assembly During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Until the End of July 2020

15 Jun 2020

Letter dated 15 June 2020 regarding the draft decision entitled “Extension of the procedure for taking decisions of the General Assembly during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic until the end of July 2020” (A/74/L.72), which will be placed under silence procedure, until Thursday, 18 June 2020, at 4 p.m.


Procedure for Taking Decisions of the General Assembly, Excluding Elections, by a Vote While a Plenary Meeting of the Assembly is not Practicable Owing to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

15 Jun 2020

Letter dated 15 June 2020 regarding the Draft decision entitled “Procedure for taking decisions of the General Assembly, excluding elections, by a vote while a plenary meeting of the Assembly is not practicable owing to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic ” (A/74/L.71)



IAEA Launches Initiative to Help Prevent Future Pandemics (15 June 2020): https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-launches-initiative-to-help-prevent-future-pandemics

Despite Lockdown, IAEA Continues Nuclear Verification and Supports Countries Fighting COVID-19 in Largest Ever Operation, Director General Tells Agency’s Board (15 June 2020): https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/despite-lockdown-iaea-continues-nuclear-verification-and-supports-countries-fighting-covid-19-in-largest-ever-operation-director-general-tells-agencys-board


On International Day of Family Remittances, IFAD calls for remittance service providers to be declared essential businesses in times of crisis (16 June 2020): https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/news-detail/asset/41966677

Les envois de fonds des migrants vers leur famille en Afrique mis à rude épreuve (15 June 2020): https://www.ifad.org/web/latest/blog/asset/41965266 


Shifting production to fight COVID-19 in Moldova (15 June 2020): https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/video/institutional-videos/WCMS_747344/lang–en/index.htm


Combating COVID-19: How Should Banking Supervisors Respond? (15 June 2020): https://blogs.imf.org/2020/06/15/combating-covid-19-how-should-banking-supervisors-respond/

The IMF in the Post-COVID-19 Fiscal Stabilization and Recovery / IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva at GLOBSEC-Bruegel-Institut Montaigne Webinar (15 June 2020): https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/06/15/tr061520-the-imf-in-the-post-covid-19-fiscal-stabilization-and-recovery

IMF Country Focus: Kurzarbeit: Germany’s Short-Time Work Benefit (15 June 2020): https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/06/11/na061120-kurzarbeit-germanys-short-time-work-benefit


Day of the Seafarer 2020: 2020 campaign – Seafarers are Key Workers (This year, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on 25 June): http://www.imo.org/en/About/Events/dayoftheseafarer/Pages/Day-of-the-Seafarer-2020.aspx


European Union project supports Kampala youths, women make masks to block COVID-19 (15 June 2020): https://www.iom.int/news/european-union-project-supports-kampala-youths-women-make-masks-block-covid-19

Lack of skills and low levels of financial literacy make migrant communities vulnerable: IOM report (15 June 2020): https://www.iom.int/news/lack-skills-and-low-levels-financial-literacy-make-migrant-communities-vulnerable-iom-report

Understanding Remittances Behaviour in Chad Amid COVID-19: IOM Launches First Study on Remittances (15 June 2020): https://www.iom.int/news/understanding-remittances-behaviour-chad-amid-covid-19-iom-launches-first-study-remittances

Action Required to Head Off Impacts of Plunge in Remittance Flows (15 June 2020): https://www.iom.int/news/action-required-head-impacts-plunge-remittance-flows


Blog: Life was already on lockdown in Libya pre-COVID-19 (15 June 2020): https://www.unocha.org/story/blog-life-was-already-lockdown-libya-pre-covid-19 


Discurso de la Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos sobre el impacto de la COVID-19 en las mujeres y niñas (15 June 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/SP/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25956&LangID=S


OPINION: COVID-19 demonstrates urgent need for cities to prepare for pandemics (15 June 2020): https://unhabitat.org/opinion-covid-19-demonstrates-urgent-need-for-cities-to-prepare-for-pandemics


Feature story: UNAIDS highlights six critical actions to put gender equality at the centre of COVID-19 responses (15 June 2020): https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2020/june/20200615_gender-equality-at-the-centre-of-covid-19-responses


Global foreign direct investment projected to plunge 40% in 2020 (16 June 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2396

COVID-19 will likely transform global production, says UN report (16 June 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2397

Investment flows in Africa set to drop 25% to 40% in 2020 (16 June 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2400

Investment flows to developing countries in Asia could fall up to 45% in 2020 (16 June 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2399

Foreign investment in Latin America expected to halve in 2020 (16 June 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2398 


Traditional and modern ways to approach COVID-19 in Algeria (15 June 2020): https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/traditional-and-modern-ways-to-approach-covid-19-in-algeria.html

To build back, women must be included in decision making (15 June 2020): https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/to-build-back–women-must-be-included-in-decision-making.html


Op-ed: From COVID-19 crisis comes opportunity to rethink risk (15 June 2020): https://www.undrr.org/news/covid-19-crisis-comes-opportunity-rethink-risk


COVID-19: Science, technology and innovation key to Africa’s recovery, says Songwe (15 June 2020): https://www.uneca.org/stories/covid-19-science-technology-and-innovation-key-africa%E2%80%99s-recovery-says-songwe


Technical Consultations on Education recognize the challenges of teachers in distance solutions (15 June 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/technical-consultations-education-recognize-challenges-teachers-distance-solutions


Countering gender-based violence before and during the COVID-19 outbreak (15 June 2020): https://www.unv.org/Success-stories/Countering-gender-based-violence-and-during-COVID-19-outbreak


UPU’s message to migrants: You are not alone — On the International Day of Family Remittances, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) offers its full support to migrants seeking to send money home to their families in these extremely challenging times (15 June 2020): http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/upus-message-to-migrants-you-are-not-alone/