COVID-19 vaccine inequity now top of mind at United Nations meeting

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step … Read More

‘Ecological grief is very real’ and it can impact mental health of Canadian youth

Sabrina Huot sometimes feel the weight of the world and it’s climate on her shoulders. The MacEwan University student advocates sustainability and leads by example — riding her bike most … Read More

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