Vital UN peace and security work continues amid COVID-19 challenge

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UNMISS

The military chiefs at three UN missions in Africa and the Middle East have shared how they are protecting peacekeepers from COVID-19 while also fulfilling their mandates in rapidly changing environments.

‘Global solidarity’ needed, to find affordable, accessible COVID-19 vaccine

US must address deep-seated grievances to move beyond history of racism and violence

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WHO chief updates journalists on Ebola outbreak, COVID-19 treatment study

Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, location of the country’s latest Ebola outbreak.

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‘Stronger response’ key, to build a safer and more stable future: Guterres

UN chief António Guterres is calling for greater unity and solidarity to defeat COVID-19 and build a better world in the wake of the global pandemic.

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Bicycles: Setting the wheels of change in motion during and after COVID-19 

World Bicycle Day highlights the potential for transforming the way the world moves around, before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, helping create a healthier, more sustainable future, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Asian countries urged to honour right to freedom of expression, over pandemic fear

A dozen countries in the Asia-Pacific region have seen an alarming clampdown on freedom of expression during the COVID-19 crisis, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday.

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UN chief underlines need to protect refugees and migrants in COVID-19 pandemic

The UN Secretary-General has expressed hope that the COVID-19 crisis will lead to a rethinking of how the world supports refugees, migrants and internally displaced people.

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