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World leaders pledge to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

World leaders on Monday pledged to take urgent action over the next 10 years to put nature and biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 14:50:52

UN survey shows countries lacking protection for women amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tracking of government policy around the world since COVID-19 outbreake showed many women have become victims of domestic violence, unpaid caregivers and workers in jobs lacking social protection, two UN agencies said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 11:17:56

UN deputy chief calls for 35 bln USD more to meet goals of COVID-19 vaccine production, treatments, tests

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called on countries to help fill the gap of 35 billion U.S. dollars in order to meet the global goals of COVID-19 vaccine production, treatments and tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 11:14:24

UN chief urges ceasefire in calls with Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to take immediate steps to establish a ceasefire.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 11:12:14

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1 million: Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1 million: Johns Hopkins University
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 8:41:20

Can global brands balance profits with the planet?

A new push by global household brands to combat tropical forest loss must do better at reducing deforestation across whole supply chains if it is to succeed where earlier efforts failed, environmentalists warned.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 19:03:40

1m COVID-19 global deaths

More than 1 million people have died from coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, after the deadly disease emerged less than a year ago and swept around the globe.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 15:38:40

WHO chief calls for meeting 35-bln-USD financial gap on COVID-19 response

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged the international community to help meet a financial gap of 35 billion U.S. dollars for the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator" (ACT-Accelerator), a WHO-led global collaboration for the development of COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:09:10

Studies show 15 pct of severe COVID-19 cases linked to inborn errors: Italy's CNR

Two new international studies have shown that inborn errors and immunological anomalies might play a role in 15 percent of the most serious cases of COVID-19 infection, Italy's National Research Institute (CNR) said Friday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:04:58

US COVID-19 cases surpass 7 mln: Johns Hopkins University

US COVID-19 cases surpass 7 million, according to Johns Hopkins University as of 6:23 pm US Eastern Time, with death toll reaching 203,549.
Source: Agencies | 2020/9/26 6:59:42

Afghanistan's first female UN envoy warns over women's rights

The Taliban's stance on women's rights should concern the world, one of Afghanistan's top female diplomats has warned, as the government holds power-sharing talks with the Islamist group that once banned girls from going to school.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/24 19:13:40

UN, Britain to cohost climate summit on December 12

The United Nations and Britain said on Wednesday they would cohost a global climate summit on December 12, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement.
Source: AFP-Xinhua | 2020/9/24 19:08:40

Aiming to be carbon-neutral? Don't rely on planting trees, scientists say

Taking better care of nature could absorb many more climate-changing emissions – but will only work if big companies simultaneously slash their own emissions and focus on boosting biodiversity, not just planting trees, scientists warned.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/23 18:33:40

Europe struggles to control virus

The British government announced fresh steps on Tuesday to try to stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that new cases worldwide soared to record levels last week.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:23:41

Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/22 19:48:40

Wood, metal, paper and fabric can help cut climate-harming emissions

Replacing plastics used in buildings with metal, wood, ceramics and glass, turning to paper and fabric for packaging, and boosting recycling rates could slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, researchers said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/22 19:43:40

COVID-19 cases rise to 5,562,663 in India, death toll reaches 88,935

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Tuesday morning rose to 5,562,663, India's federal health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 13:41:51

Multilateralism "not an option but a necessity": UNGA president

Volkan Bozkir, president of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on Monday stressed the importance of multilateralism, calling for collective efforts for a better future.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/22 10:12:19