The UN needs $2.3bn to help avert ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in the Arabian peninsula nation beset by war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-UAE led axis.
Instead of meeting in the assembly chamber at UN headquarters, ambassadors from the 193 UN member nations will cast secret ballots at a designated venue during spaced-out time slots.
Many people are distressed by the immediate health impacts and the consequences of physical isolation, while many others are afraid of infection, dying, and losing family members.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlighted that militant groups are using coronavirus pandemic "as an opportunity to regroup and inflict violence on the population."
Predictions modelled by a UN body urges governments around the world to prioritise the needs of women and girls as part of their response to the global health pandemic.
The World Health Organization warned governments against issuing "immunity passports" or "risk-free certificates" to people who have been infected as their accuracy could not be guaranteed.
Foreign ministers of Germany, France, Italy and EU's top diplomat call for end to hostilities, as conflict escalates in west of country.
With global battle lines emerging between investors backing "green stimulus" measures and industry lobbyists aiming to weaken climate regulations, Guterres cautioned governments against bailing out heavily polluting industries.
Haftar’s positions targeted after militias carried out attacks on civilian settlements using rockets that killed five and injured 18.
A regional government official was travelling in a military convoy in the volatile centre of the country when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, killing him.
Swiss humanitarian relief expert Philippe Lazzarini replaces another Swiss national, Pierre Krahenbuhl, who was forced to resign in November 2019 amid accusations of mismanagement.
Italy's death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 36 to 233 on Saturday while the number of infections shot up by a single-day record of 1,247 to hit 5,883.
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