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COVID-19: Aggiornamenti dal sistema ONU – 24 Aprile


WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks, urges vigilance (23 April 2020): https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/23-04-2020-who-reports-fivefold-increase-in-cyber-attacks-urges-vigilance

Vaccines work at all ages, everywhere (23 April 2020): https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/vaccines-work-at-all-ages-everywhere


Invest in the overlooked and unsung: build sustainable people-centred long-term care in the wake of COVID-19 (23 April 2020): http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/statements/2020/statement-invest-in-the-overlooked-and-unsung-build-sustainable-people-centred-long-term-care-in-the-wake-of-covid-19

 UN News

‘Leave no one behind’ mantra matters more than ever, as coronavirus threatens all humanity: Guterres (23 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062492

Common coronavirus enemy, forges some Palestine-Israel cooperation, but West Bank annexation looms (23 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062452

Human rights ‘uplift everyone’; must guide COVID-19 recovery response, says UN chief (23 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062442

Intensifying shelling and COVID-19 pandemic creates ‘perfect storm’ in Libya (23 April 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062432


UN Forum on Financing for Development: COVID-19 crisis requires bold response to build back better (23 April 2020): https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/financing/un-forum-on-financing-for-development-2020.html

UN/DESA Policy Brief #62: The COVID-19 pandemic: a wake-up call for better cooperation at the science–policy–society interface (22 April 2020): https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/publication/un-desa-policy-brief-62-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-wake-up-call-for-better-cooperation-at-the-science-policy-society-interface/


Poor Countries Need Massive, Urgent Support, Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council Financing Forum, Citing ‘Deep and Uncharted Territory’ (SG/SM/20057, 23 April 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20057.doc.htm

Global Cooperation Must Adapt to Meet Biggest Threat since Second World War, Secretary-General Says on International Day, as COVID-19 Transcends Borders (SG/SM/20058, 23 April 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20058.doc.htm

Human Rights-Based Response Can Help Beat COVID-19 Crisis, Secretary-General Says, Outlining New People-Centred Report to Guide Global Strategy (SG/SM/20056, 23 April 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20056.doc.htm 


Votes Without a Meeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic, 23 Apr 2020

Letter dated 23 April 2020 regarding decision-making of the General Assembly by a vote (excluding elections) without a plenary meeting during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic



Recipes for Change: Chef Lance Seeto’s homemade chicken, ginger and greens soup (23 April 2020): https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/story/asset/41892108


Global action to beat COVID-19 crisis vital to prevent employment disaster, ILO tells G20 ministers (23 April 2020): https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_742555/lang–en/index.htm


A Post-Coronavirus Recovery in Asia—Extending a “Whatever it Takes” Lifeline to Small Businesses (23 April 2020): https://blogs.imf.org/2020/04/23/a-post-coronavirus-recovery-in-asia-extending-a-whatever-it-takes-lifeline-to-small-businesses/

Epidemiologists Help Steer Economy Through COVID-19 (23 April 2020): https://www.imf.org/en/News/Podcasts/All-Podcasts/2020/04/23/MD-Epidemiologists


Migration from Africa to Arabian Gulf Decreases, Risks Facing Migrants Increase as Countries Grapple with COVID-19 (23 April 2020): https://www.iom.int/news/migration-africa-arabian-gulf-decreases-risks-facing-migrants-increase-countries-grapple-covid

Returned Migrants in Sierra Leone Use Music and Ebola Experience to Combat COVID-19 (23 April 2020): https://weblog.iom.int/returned-migrants-sierra-leone-use-music-and-ebola-experience-combat-covid-19


COVID-19 and human rights: UN says ‘we are all in this together’ (23 April 2020): https://www.unocha.org/story/covid-19-and-human-rights-un-says-%E2%80%98we-are-all-together%E2%80%99

Yemen: Race against time to address COVID-19 (23 April 2020): https://www.unocha.org/story/yemen-race-against-time-address-covid-19


Bachelet alarmed by media clampdowns, says public has right to know about COVID-19 (24 April 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25823&LangID=E   

COVID-19: Israel must release Palestinian prisoners in vulnerable situation, say UN experts (24 April 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25822&LangID=E

COVID-19: UN Experts call for international solidarity to alleviate financial burdens of developing countries and the most vulnerable (23 April 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25821&LangID=E


Support UN-Habitat’s COVID-19 Response Plan: https://unhabitat.org/un-habitat-covid-19-response-plan

Cultural mobilization in the COVID-19 pandemic (24 April 2020): https://unhabitat.org/cultural-mobilization-in-the-covid-19-pandemic 


COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed (23 April 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2339

From the Great Lockdown to the Great Meltdown: Developing Country Debt in the Time of Covid-19: https://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/gdsinf2020d3_en.pdf    


COVID-19: $30 million Rapid Response Facility launched for vulnerable countries (23 April 2020): https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2020/COVID-19_30_million_Rapid_Response_Facility_launched_for_vulnerable_countries.html

How COVID-19 fosters support and solidarity (23 April 2020): https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/how-covid-19-fosters-support-and-solidarity.html


Innovative tech and connectivity key to fighting COVID-19 in Africa (23 April 2020): https://www.uneca.org/stories/innovative-tech-and-connectivity-key-fighting-covid-19-africa


For better or for worse: the delicate relationship between people and the wildlife around them (23 April 2020): http://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/better-or-worse-delicate-relationship-between-people-and-wildlife-around


New UNESCO Policy Briefs launched assessing the COVID-19 ‘Disinfodemic’ (24 April 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/new-unesco-policy-briefs-launched-assessing-covid-19-disinfodemic-0

Combating the disinfodemic: Working for truth in the time of COVID-19: https://en.unesco.org/covid19/disinfodemic

DISINFODEMIC: Deciphering COVID-19 disinformation: https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/disinfodemic_deciphering_covid19_disinformation.pdf

DISINFODEMIC: Dissecting responses to COVID-19 disinformation: https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/disinfodemic_dissecting_responses_covid19_disinformation.pdf

UNESCO, WHO and Knight Center launch a MOOC for journalists facing the COVID-19 pandemic (23 April 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-who-and-knight-center-launch-mooc-journalists-facing-covid-19-pandemic

More than 130 Ministers call for support to culture sector in COVID-19 crisis response (23 April 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/more-130-ministers-call-support-culture-sector-covid-19-crisis-response

UNESCO Global Geoparks continue supporting communities during COVID-19 pandemic (23 April 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-global-geoparks-continue-supporting-communities-during-covid-19-pandemic

Earth School launched to keep students connected to nature in the time of COVID-19 (23 April 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/earth-school-launched-keep-students-connected-nature-time-covid-19

UNESCO launches social media campaign to address Covid-19 disinformation in South East Europe and Turkey (23 April 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-launches-social-media-campaign-address-covid-19-disinformation-south-east-europe-and

To counter the “infodemic” that quickly spread online amid the Covid-19 outbreak, UNESCO launches a MIL social media campaign in the context of the EU-funded project Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2.


UN refugee chief calls for solidarity during Ramadan (23 April 2020): https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/4/5e9f0a6c4/

On the eve of Ramadan, UNHCR calls for support for refugees and displaced people as millions are exposed to deprivation amid the COVID-19 crisis (23 April 2020): https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/4/5ea1808a1/

Storytellers brighten lives of refugee children on coronavirus lockdown: Volunteers in Spain are recording bedtime stories to share with children in reception centres via WhatsApp in a UNHCR-backed project. (23 April 2020): https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2020/4/5ea19c304/ 


World’s most defiantly joyful song rereleased by UNICEF: Mama Africa’s smash-hit “Pata Pata” rerecorded by Angelique Kidjo to to spread information and hope in a time of Coronavirus: https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/worlds-most-defiantly-joyful-song-rereleased-unicef


COVID-19: Stay up-to-date with the latest on UNOPS support to response efforts: https://www.unops.org/news-and-stories/news/covid-19-stay-up-to-date-with-the-latest-on-unops-support-to-response-efforts   


This Ramadan, support Palestine refugees in Gaza: https://donate.unrwa.org/ramadan/~my-donation


Mail delivery in the time of Coronavirus (24 April 2020): http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/mail-delivery-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/ 


UN humanitarian agencies appeal for US$ 15 million for joint COVID-19 response for Sahrawi refugees in Algeria (23 April 2020): https://www.wfp.org/news/un-humanitarian-agencies-appeal-us-15-million-joint-covid-19-response-sahrawi-refugees-algeria


A Shock Like No Other: Coronavirus Rattles Commodity Markets (23 April 2020): https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2020/04/23/coronavirus-shakes-commodity-markets




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