Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Vaccine inequity triggers ‘huge disconnect’ between countries: WHO head

Although COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to decline globally for a second consecutive week, the UN health agency chief said on Monday that “a huge disconnect” is mounting between some highly vaccinated countries, which see the pandemic as largely resolved, while huge waves of infection continue to grip others where shots are scarce

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Nepal needs emergency assistance: WHO

Nepal needs emergency assistance as the coronavirus cases continue to surge and deaths are mounting, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organisation's director-general, said during a press briefing

UNHCR to unveil USD 943 million plan for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

The UN refugee agency UNHCR is set to unveil a new USD 943 million Joint Response Plan (JRP) that seeks to meet the needs of more than 880,000 Rohingya refugees and 472,000 Bangladeshis in the surrounding host communities in Cox’s Bazar District

Probe adoptions from Sri Lanka: UN body tells Switzerland

The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) has called on Switzerland to conduct an impartial investigation into past adoptions from Sri Lanka to determine whether the children have been victims of enforced disappearance

UNICEF organises mass awareness meetings on child marriage in central India

Around 80 media representatives from Indore, Dhar and other parts of Malwa region and students of journalism had joined in a meeting organized by School of Journalism and Media, DAVV Indore and UNICEF

Despite uncertainties over Afghanistan, US-India ties will grow stronger under Biden

It is likely that under the Biden administration US-India relations will grow stronger and will have more routes to work on a range of issues -- free and open Indo-Pacific, restoring peace in Afghanistan, arms control, countering aggressive behavior of China and climate crisis with stress on multilateralism, writes Indu Saxena for South Asia Monitor

Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting recovery at risk, according to the latest UN economic forecast published on Tuesday

Islamic social financing initiative aims to help economic recovery, pandemic response

As the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank teamed up on Tuesday to help the most vulnerable

UN denounces attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo

The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned Monday’s attack on the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in which one Malawian blue helmet was killed

UN forecasts India's economy to grow 7.5% in 2021, South Asia 6.9%

The United Nations forecasts India's economy to grow by 7.5 per cent this calendar year and rebound to 10.5 per cent next year with the caveat that the outlook is “highly fragile” because of the brutal COVID-19 second wave

UNSC condemns Kabul school attack

The United Nations Security Council has condemned the “atrocious” Kabul School attack that killed nearly 70 people, mostly children aged between 12-15 years, in the West Kabul area dominated by the country’s Hazara minority

WHO labels India's Covid strain as 'variant of concern'

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday classified India's Covid-19 strain as a "variant of concern" amid a devastaging second wave of the pandamic

Develop post-pandemic development framework: Pakistan to UN

Stressing on the need to involve every region, state and committee in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic, Pakistan has urged the international community to develop a post-pandemic framework for development to recover from the shocks of the crisis

Japan joins hands with UNDP to boost oxygen supply in Northeast India

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic rages in India, Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India have partnered to provide eight oxygen generation plants to the North Eastern Region (NER) in India

India’s new COVID-19 wave is spreading like ‘wildfire’ across South Asia, warns UNICEF

A new wave of COVID-19 infections is spreading like “wildfire” across India, leaving many youngsters destitute, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Friday

UN Security Council upholds role of multilateralism in a complex world

The President of the UN General Assembly on Friday urged countries to “do better” in making COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone, everywhere, warning that “good intentions are no match for vaccines in arms.”

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