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World remains unprepared to face new pandemics — panel
by Nina Larson - May 19, 2022 - 9:45am
Global reform efforts to better ward off new pandemic threats have been slow and fragmented, leaving the world as unprepared as when COVID-19 first surfaced, a report warned Wednesday.
UN alarmed as Covid spreads in North Korea, ready to help
by Nina Larson - May 18, 2022 - 8:13am
The UN's World Health Organization cautioned that the highly contagious Omicron variant of Covid could easily rip through the impoverished country with disastrous effect.
Another 52,000 Ukrainians flee war as refugees
by Nina Larson - April 28, 2022 - 11:03am
In total, 5,317,219 people have fled Ukraine as refugees since February 24, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
UN rights chief warns of 'war crimes' in Ukraine conflict
by Nina Larson - March 31, 2022 - 8:23am
Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet said that the entire population of Ukraine had been "enduring a living nightmare" since Russia launched its full-scale invasion five weeks...
UN confirms 2021 among seven hottest years on record
by Nina Larson - January 19, 2022 - 4:58pm
"The warmest seven years have all been since 2015," the UN's World Meteorological Organization said in a statement.
Top WHO, US scientists say Omicron no worse than other virus variants
by Nina Larson - December 8, 2021 - 2:22pm
While it is likely more transmissible than previous variants, Omicron is also "highly unlikely" to completely evade vaccine protections, the World Health Organization's second-in-command told AFP on Tuesday.
'Highly unlikely' existing vaccines will fail against Omicron: WHO
by Nina Larson - December 8, 2021 - 9:24am
Speaking to AFP, the World Health Organization's second-in-command, said that while a lot remained to be learned about the new, heavily mutated variant of Covid-19, preliminary data indicated it did not make people...
WHO pleads for 'rational' Omicron response
by Nina Larson - December 1, 2021 - 7:29am
"We call on all member states to take rational, proportional risk-reduction measures," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing to countries. "The global response must be calm, coordinated and co...
Weather, climate disasters surge fivefold in 50 years — UN
by Nina Larson - September 1, 2021 - 3:41pm
A report from the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) found that such disasters have increased fivefold during that period, driven largely by a warming planet, and warned the upward trend would continu...
WHO eyes China lab audits next in COVID-19 origin probe
by Nina Larson - July 17, 2021 - 4:42pm
The World Health Organization said on Friday that the second stage of an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 should include further studies in China and lab audits.
Global displacement from war, crises doubles in a decade — UN
by Nina Larson - June 18, 2021 - 2:56pm
A fresh report from the UN refugee agency showed global displacement figures swelled by around three million in 2020 after an already record-breaking year in 2019, leaving a full one percent of humanity uprooted...
COVID-hit domestic workers lost far more jobs than others: ILO
by Nina Larson - June 15, 2021 - 8:53pm
With eight out of 10 domestic workers globally working in the informal sector, many had no labour or social protections to fall back upon when the crisis hit.
Pandemic plunges 100 million more workers into poverty: UN
by Nina Larson - June 2, 2021 - 9:30pm
The report highlighted how the COVID-19 crisis had worsened pre-existing inequalities by hitting vulnerable workers harder.
Members agree to strengthen WHO, boost global pandemic response
by Nina Larson - May 31, 2021 - 9:55pm
They called for a total overhaul of the global alarm system, and for a stronger, more independent WHO to help avert future pandemics.
COVID-19 origins search 'being poisoned by politics': WHO
by Nina Larson - May 29, 2021 - 10:21am
The World Health Organization warned Friday that efforts to uncover the COVID-19 pandemic's origins were being hampered by politics, insisting scientists needed space to work on solving the mystery.
Countries mull WHO reform and how to rebuild post-COVID world
by Nina Larson - May 24, 2021 - 9:50pm
"We are at war with a virus," United Nations chief Antonio Guterres told the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly,
WHO says COVID-19 variant in India 'of concern'
by Nina Larson - May 11, 2021 - 8:36am
The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19 first found in India last October seemed to be transmitting more easily.
Variant accelerating India's COVID-19 explosion — WHO top scientist
by Nina Larson - May 9, 2021 - 9:09am
India on Saturday for the first time registered more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in just 24 hours, and more than 400,000 new infections.
COVID-19 situation in India 'beyond heartbreaking' — WHO chief
by Nina Larson - April 27, 2021 - 10:54am
The World Health Organization chief voiced alarm Monday at India's record-breaking wave of COVID-19 cases and deaths, saying the organization was rushing to help address the crisis.
WHO experts to meet on AstraZeneca shot as virus cases surge
by Nina Larson - March 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
WHO safety experts prepared to meet Tuesday over the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine whose rollout has been halted in several European countries over blood clot fears, imperiling the pandemic fight as infection rates...
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