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Bad situations get worse without disaster risk governance, says UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that without good disaster risk governance, bad situations only get worse.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/14 11:07:13

Letting virus 'run free' with eye to herd immunity 'unethical': WHO

The World Health Organization chief warned Monday against just allowing the novel coronavirus to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity, saying it was “unethical.”
Source: AFP | 2020/10/13 18:28:41

Clean energy door to recovery

Only massive investment in clean energy can help overcome the economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic while setting the world on a path to meeting its objectives to slow climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/13 18:08:40

UN chief says 2.99 bln USD needed in 2021 to fully implement entrusted mandates

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that 2.99 billion US dollars is needed in 2021 to fully implement the mandates entrusted to the organization.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/13 10:54:47

Turkey plans to send research ship back to Mediterranean

Turkey announced plans late Sunday to send the research ship at the center of an energy rights row with Greece to the eastern Mediterranean again, a move likely to reignite tensions with Athens.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/12 18:23:40

Biggest North Pole mission returns from 'dying Arctic'

Researchers on the world's biggest mission to the North Pole will return to dock on Monday, bringing home devastating proof of a dying Arctic Ocean and warnings of ice-free summers in just decades.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/12 17:23:41

Prince William, in global TED event, urges climate solution by 2030

Prince William issued an urgent plea Saturday for a global effort to resolve the climate crisis by the end of this decade so that "we won't have to sacrifice everything we enjoy."
Source: AFP | 2020/10/11 16:53:41

Berlin's nightlife shuts early

A coronavirus curfew closed doors early on German capital Berlin's legendary nightlife Saturday in a bid to limit surging infections, while in Latin America and the Caribbean the number of cases passed 10 million.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/11 16:48:41

Nurses suffer burn-out, psychological distress in virus era

Many nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are suffering burn-out or psychological distress, and many have faced abuse or discrimination outside of work, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/11 16:43:40

IOC president Bach to visit Japan in mid-November

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will visit Japan in mid-November and meet new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo 2020 organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/10 9:40:51

COVID-19 makes universal health coverage more urgent than ever: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for universal health coverage more urgent than ever.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/9 11:09:20

Potential COVID-19 vaccines unaffected by mutation: Australian study

Research by Australia's national science agency has found that potential vaccines for COVID-19 would not be affected by how the virus has mutated.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/9 10:31:19

WHO calls for solidarity in overcoming COVID-19 pandemic in Western Pacific

The World Health Organization in the Western Pacific region on Tuesday called on the 37 countries and areas in this region to join hands in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, saying no one is "safe until every country is safe."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/6 23:16:51

UK unlikely to follow US' path in restricting Chinese students: experts

The UK is unlikely to follow the path of the US government in restricting Chinese students, a major source of revenue for the UK education market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/6 16:54:33

UN chief strongly condemns suicide attack at office building in Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned the previous day's suicide attack at a district administrative building in Afghanistan's province of Nangarhar.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/5 8:22:16

G77 and China asks for resource mobilization component in global biodiversity framework

The Group of 77 and China on Wednesday called for the inclusion of a strong resource mobilization component in a post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at next year's UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/1 8:07:52

General Debate of UNGA 75 ends in strong support for multilateralism, UN

The General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) on Tuesday lowered its curtain at the UN headquarters in New York on a positive note with the vast majority of world leaders and national representatives voicing strong support for multilateralism and the United Nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/30 8:40:41

WHO wants 120m rapid virus tests for poorer states despite concerns

Some 120 million rapid tests for COVID-19 will be made available to poorer countries at $5 each, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday – if it can find the money.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/29 16:38:40