Britain to push for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow for COVID-19 vaccine delivery

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he will urge the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of … Read More

Poorer countries unable to wait for UN’s COVAX program seek other coronavirus vaccines

With coronavirus cases still climbing, Honduras got tired of waiting to get vaccines through a United Nations program, so the small Central American country struck out on its own, securing … Read More

Over 350 million in Asia going hungry due to coronavirus pandemic, UN says

United Nations agencies are warning that more than 350 million people in the Asia-Pacific region are going hungry as the coronavirus pandemic destroys jobs and pushes food prices higher. The … Read More

Terrorists using coronavirus pandemic to stoke extremism, UN official warns

The U.N. counter-terrorism chief warned Tuesday that terrorists are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic and appealing to new “racially, ethnically and politically motivated violent extremist groups.” Vladimir Voronkov spoke at the … Read More

‘Perfect storm’: Growing calls to address domestic violence during coronavirus

Women facing a spike in domestic violence in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic need more support from the government and provincial authorities, shelter homes and experts say. A new national … Read More

Yemen opens new coronavirus hospital after other medical facilities close

The Red Cross on Monday announced the opening of a new field hospital in southern Yemen specifically to treat coronavirus patients, as the virus continues to spread largely unchecked in … Read More

Coronavirus: UN food agency, Air Force to tackle hunger in Latin America

The head of the UN World Food Program says the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically increased the number of starving people in Latin America, which could trigger a refugee exodus to … Read More

Temporary basic income would help world’s poor during coronavirus pandemic: UN

By Michelle Nichols Reuters Posted July 23, 2020 12:38 am     Updated July 23, 2020 12:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Only half of children with HIV are getting treatment due to coronavirus: UN report

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there are also some tragic failures: Only half the children with … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau to make case for co-ordinated world recovery plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today to make the case for a co-ordinated global response to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s poorest countries. … Read More

Coronavirus: UN’s global appeal to fund emergency aid in Yemen falls $1B short

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A United Nations appeal Tuesday for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country’s health … Read More

UN sets new voting rules for Canada’s Security Council campaign amid COVID-19

The United Nations has confirmed that the election for non-permanent seats on the Security Council — which pits Canada against Norway and Ireland — will take place in June under … Read More

At least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America due to coronavirus: UN

The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in … Read More

Canada to co-host virtual UN conference on coronavirus amid bid for Security Council seat

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2020 2:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada will co-host a major … Read More

Number of Canadian peacekeepers deployed abroad hits 60-year low

Canada’s contribution to peacekeeping has reached what is believed to be an all-time low, even as the Liberal government makes its final push to secure a coveted seat on the … Read More

Canada on UN Security Council would help world rebuild after COVID-19: Trudeau

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2020 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

Coronavirus cases detected in Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh: officials

The novel coronavirus has been detected in one of the southern Bangladesh camps that are home to more than a million Rohingya refugees, officials said on Thursday, as humanitarian groups … Read More

Global mental health crisis looming due to coronavirus pandemic, UN warns

A mental illness crisis is looming as millions of people worldwide are surrounded by death and disease and forced into isolation, poverty and anxiety by the pandemic of COVID-19, United … Read More

China ‘shocked’ by U.S. reversal on U.N. coronavirus resolution: Chinese diplomat

China and the United States both supported a draft United Nations Security Council resolution confronting the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and it was “shocking and regretful” that Washington changed its … Read More

UN asking for billions to battle coronavirus in world’s poorest countries

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The United Nations called on governments, companies and billionaires Thursday to contribute to a US$6.7 billion fund for immediate needs in fighting the coronavirus pandemic in vulnerable … Read More

Coronavirus: $90B could support 700M of world’s poor, UN official says

The U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday that $90 billion could provide income support, food and a health response to the coronavirus pandemic for 700 million of the world’s most vulnerable … Read More

Religious leaders should fight COVID-19, work towards peace: UN Chief

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to religious leaders of all faiths on Saturday “to join forces to work for peace around the world and focus on our common battle to … Read More

Displaced people, refugees especially vulnerable to COVID-19: report

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, a new report is warning that refugees and asylum seekers around the world will be disproportionately impacted by the virus, and that government … Read More

Pope Francis backs UN chief’s call for global ceasefire amid coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis on Sunday backed a call by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at his … Read More

Growing surge of misinformation about COVID-19 is new enemy, UN chief says

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the world is not only fighting the “common enemy” of the coronavirus “but our enemy is also the growing surge of misinformation” about COVID-19 … Read More

Coronavirus: UN chief calls for global ceasefire in conflicts to fight COVID-19

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 23, 2020 2:13 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called … Read More