UN General Assembly

Scientists optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines for all

Scientists developing COVID-19 vaccines are optimistic that by the end of next year, all people everywhere will have access to safe and effective treatments against a disease which has disrupted the entire planet. 

COVID-19: Right decisions now will secure a life of dignity for all

Critical decisions made now to address the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to a life of dignity for all people, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Friday, addressing the second and final day of the General Assembly’s special session devoted to the crisis. 

COVID-19 recovery, focus of UN General Assembly special session

Nations united on Thursday for a special session of the UN General Assembly to survey the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflect on the best response, and forge a path to better days ahead. 

UN General Assembly: The world’s ‘town hall’ remains open during COVID-19 crisis

Although it seems the whole world is on lockdown as countries follow health guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19, the global “town hall” at UN Headquarters in New York remains open for business, albeit with a technical twist.

New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders

Displaced people in Africa’s volatile Lake Chad region have an urgent request to the international community: we need your protection.

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Time to repair “a world in pieces” and create peace: UN chief

“We are a world in pieces” that needs instead to become a “world at peace.”

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Ocean Conference to see action on sea pollution, fish stock depletion

Tackling challenges such as marine pollution and dwindling fish stocks will top the global agenda next week when Heads of State, civil society representatives and the private sector convene at UN Headquarters to spur action to improve the state of the world’s oceans.

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UN chief says “no time for complacency” in global AIDS fight

There is no time for complacency” in the fight against AIDS, the UN Secretary-General warned in his latest report on halting and reversing the global epidemic.

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Racial profiling an ineffective attempt at justice: rights expert

Although more than 170 countries have ratified a UN treaty against racial discrimination, the problem still persists and has taken on some “very insidious contemporary forms.”

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Slavery last great “unmentionable” that shaped the world: historian

Slavery is the last great “unmentionable” that has profoundly shaped every corner of the world although it happened centuries ago, the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture has said.

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