Share excess COVID-19 vaccines now, UNICEF chief says ahead of G7 summit

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The deadly increase in COVID-19  in India could occur elsewhere if vulnerable countries do not have access to vaccines,  the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warned on Monday in a bid to get richer nations to share excess doses.

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COVID-19: Wealthy nations urged to delay youth vaccines, donate to solidarity scheme

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday appealed for wealthier countries to delay vaccinating younger people against COVID-19 and instead donate doses to the COVAX global vaccine solidarity initiative. 

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Civilian casualties climb, as UN chief calls on all parties to 'immediately cease' fighting in Gaza and Israel

The UN Secretary-General on Friday issued an urgent appeal for all parties involved in this week's escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian enclave of Gaza, and Israel, to "immediately cease the fighting", or risk creating an "uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis". 

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‘Stand up against hate’ towards LGBTI people, UN human rights chief urges 

Humiliation and intolerance remain “a stark reality” for many gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, the UN human rights chief has said, in her message for the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. 

Jeimmy Celemín

Rights experts call for probe into violent crackdown on Colombia protests

Independent human rights experts appointed by the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) have called for the Colombian Government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the violent crackdown on recent peaceful protests in the country. 

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In Moscow visit, Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during talks held on Thursday.

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