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COVID-19: Aggiornamenti dal sistema ONU – 21 Aprile


ITU-WHO Joint Statement: Unleashing information technology to defeat COVID-19 (20 April 2020): https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/20-04-2020-itu-who-joint-statement-unleashing-information-technology-to-defeat-covid-19

The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with COVID-19 – Scientific Brief (19 April 2020): https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/the-use-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-(nsaids)-in-patients-with-covid-19


We all look forward to the day when we can be protected from COVID-19 through a vaccine. Statement by HRH The Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (20 April 2020): http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/patron/speeches-and-statements/eiw-2020-statement-we-all-look-forward-to-the-day-when-we-can-be-protected-from-covid-19-through-a-vaccine

Maintaining routine immunization services vital during the COVID-19 pandemic (20 April 2020): http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/events/events/2020/04/european-immunization-week-2020/statements2/whounicef-joint-statement-maintaining-routine-immunization-services-vital-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Vaccination must be maintained during COVID-19 pandemic to be effective (20 April 2020): http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/regional-director/statements/statement-vaccination-must-be-maintained-during-covid-19-pandemic-to-be-effective 

UN News

UN agencies pledge scaled-up efforts to protect uprooted children as pandemic upends lives (20 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062182

Lifting lockdowns does not signal the end of COVID-19: WHO chief (20 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062172

Bringing Nollywood star power to Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog (20 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062162

UN issues appeal to bolster COVID-19 ‘logistics backbone’, warns global response could stutter to a halt (20 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062152

COVID-19: Actors Idris and Sabrina Elba launch new UN fund for rural farmers (20 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062112

Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic (20 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062132

Onset of COVID-19 pandemic boosts support for international cooperation (20 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062122


UN calls for measures to cushion COVID-19 shocks to labour market (20 April 2020): https://www.un.org/en/un-coronavirus-communications-team/un-calls-measures-cushion-covid-19-shocks-labour-market

Immigrants sew surgical gowns for Covid-19 response (20 April 2020)https://www.un.org/en/un-coronavirus-communications-team/immigrants-sew-surgical-gowns-covid-19-response

Kyiv stays home to defeat Covid-19 (20 April 2020): https://www.un.org/en/un-coronavirus-communications-team/kyiv-stays-home-avoid-covid-19 


Secretary-General Says COVID-19 ‘Wake-Up Call’ Demands Recovery Built on Green Economy, Marking Earth Day 2020 (SG/SM/20051, 20 April 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/dsgsm1402.doc.htm

Secretary-General Applauds Health Heroes, Hails Support for World Health Organization, in Message to ‘One World’ Virtual Concert (SG/SM/20050, 18 April 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20050.doc.htm


Deputy Secretary-General, in ‘One World’ Virtual Concert Message, Calls for No One Left Behind to COVID-19 (DSG/SM/1402, 18 April 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/dsgsm1402.doc.htm


Appointment of co-coordinators on COVID-19 initiatives (20 April 2020): https://www.un.org/pga/74/2020/04/20/appointment-of-co-coordinators-for-covid-19-related-initiatives/

Resolution 74/274 entitled “International cooperation to ensure global access to medicines, vaccines and medical equipment to face COVID-19”, adopted by the General Assembly on 20 April 2020: https://www.un.org/pga/74/2020/04/15/international-cooperation-to-ensure-global-access-to-medicines-vaccines-and-medical-equipment-to-face-covid-19/


“FOOD CRISES AND COVID-19” – Release of the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises and knock-on effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the hungriest countries, 21 April 2020, 11am (UTC/GMT +2 hours): http://www.fightfoodcrises.net

FAO recommendations on planting and harvesting tasks during the COVID-19 outbreak using crop calendars: http://www.fao.org/2019-ncov/covid-19-crop-calendars/en/


Medical Radioisotopes still Produced but Facing Distribution Challenges Globally, Data Collected by IAEA Shows (20 April 2020): https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/medical-radioisotopes-still-produced-but-facing-distribution-challenges-globally-data-collected-by-iaea-shows 


A Global Crisis Like No Other Needs a Global Response Like No Other – IMF Blog / By Kristalina Georgieva (20 April 2020): https://blogs.imf.org/2020/04/20/a-global-crisis-like-no-other-needs-a-global-response-like-no-other/


Teaching moves online at World Maritime University amid pandemic (20 April 2020): http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/WhatsNew/Pages/default.aspx


Unleashing information technology to defeat COVID-19: Initiative builds on current efforts to disseminate health messages through the joint WHO-ITU BeHe@lthy BeMobile initiative (20 April 2020): https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/STMNT02-2020-who-itu-joint-statement-covid-19-be-healthy-be-mobile.aspx

Virtual WSIS TalkX: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2020/Home/WSISTalkX

– The role of information, journalism and media in countering COVID-19: 21 April 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST (UTC+2)

– Drones and COVID-19: how do these applications help and do these applications make any sense? 28 April 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST (UTC+2)


Nigeria: Humanitarian Coordinator calls for camp decongestion amid fire incidents, COVID-19 (20 April 2020): https://www.unocha.org/story/nigeria-humanitarian-coordinator-calls-camp-decongestion-amid-fire-incidents-covid-19

Five ways OCHA is responding to COVID-19 (20 April 2020): https://www.unocha.org/story/five-ways-ocha-responding-covid-19

UN agencies issue urgent call to fund the global emergency supply system to fight COVID-19 (20 April 2020): https://www.unocha.org/story/un-agencies-issue-urgent-call-fund-global-emergency-supply-system-fight-covid-19


COVID-19 measures must factor in specific needs of women, say UN experts (20 April 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25809&LangID=E

Statement by the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls – Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic must not discount women and girls: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25808&LangID=E 


Take five: “After this pandemic, we will have to work much harder than before to improve Roma women’s lives” (20 April 2020): https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/4/take-five-slavica-vasic

From where I stand: “Policies and regulation can be updated day-to-day…we have to quickly and firmly handle the situation” (20 April 2020): https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/4/from-where-i-stand-nicha-nitinavakarn


Leveraging migrants’ contribution to the emergency and protecting the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis #BeyondTheOutbreak (20 April 2020): https://unhabitat.org/sites/default/files/2020/04/final_uclg_un-habitat_lle_press_release_migration_16_april_2020.pdf


Environmental impacts of coronavirus crisis, challenges ahead (20 April 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2333


UNDP partners with Heart17 to fight COVID-19 (21 April 2020): https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2020/UNDP_partners_with_Heart17_to_fight_COVID19.html


UNECE tools for document dematerialization reduce human contact in global supply ‎chains ‎(20 April 2020): http://www.unece.org/info/media/news/trade/2020/unece-tools-for-document-dematerialization-reduce-human-contact-in-global-supply-chains/doc.html


Why Earth Day is more important than ever (21 April 2020): https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/why-earth-day-more-important-ever

Take the oceans video challenge now from home (21 April 2020): https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/take-oceans-video-challenge-now-home


#KindnessMatters: Concert for A Healthy Planet: Ricky Kej LIVE at One Page Spotlight – On Earth Day, April 22, 2020 (8 pm IST and 8 pm ET), 5 Grammy® Award-Winners led by MGIEP’s #KindnessMatters Campaign Ambassador Ricky Kej, and an ensemble of 40 stellar musicians will come together for an online #ConcertForAHealthyPlanet LIVE from the comfort of your homes: https://mgiep.unesco.org/kindnessmatters-concert-for-a-healthy-planet

Dealing with obstacles to distance learning (20 April 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/dealing-obstacles-distance-learning

Yamagata offers online film course to cope with COVID-19 (18 April 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/yamagata-offers-online-film-course-cope-covid-19


As COVID-19 pandemic continues, forcibly displaced children need more support than ever – Joint statement by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, and Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (20 April 2020): https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/4/5e9d4c044/covid-19-pandemic-continues-forcibly-displaced-children-need-support.html


UNICEF and Microsoft launch global learning platform to help address COVID-19 education crisis (20 April 2020): https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/unicef-and-microsoft-launch-global-learning-platform-help-address-covid-19-education


UNODC’s agile training approach fosters prevention and control of COVID-19 in the prisons of Sindh, Pakistan (20 April 2020): https://www.unodc.org/unodc/frontpage/2020/April/unodcs-agile-training-approach-fosters-prevention-and-control-of-covid-19-in-the-prisons-of-sindh.html


UNRISD Covid-19 Series: http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BE6B5/(httpNewsCovid19Blog)/$First?OpenDocument&count=10000


UPU to connect LDCs with protective equipment (21 April 2020): http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/upu-to-connect-ldcs-with-protective-equipment/

UPU postpones 27th Universal Postal Congress (20 April 2020): http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/upu-postpones-27th-universal-postal-congress-1/

UPU and WCO act to support postal supply chain, mitigate COVID-19 pandemic (20 April 2020): http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/upu-and-wco-act-to-support-postal-supply-chain-mitigate-covid-19-pandemic/ 


Heads of WTO, WHO cite importance of open trade in ensuring flow of vital medical supplies (20 April 2020): https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news20_e/igo_14apr20_e.htm

UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in conversation with Palestinian Civil Society

Virtual conversation: “The COVID-19 pandemic under occupation – national resilience and international support”, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10.00 am to 11.30 am (NY Time). https://www.facebook.com/UN.palestinianrights/