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Global HIV toll likely to be far higher owing to COVID-19, warns UNAIDS

27 November 2020 – In its appeal, the specialised UN agency UNAIDS warned that the pandemic has pushed the world’s AIDS response even further off track, and that 2020 targets are being missed. It urged countries to learn from the lessons of underinvesting in healthcare and to step up global action to end AIDS and other global health emergencies. Human …


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Globally, 1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools

28 August 2020 – “The sheer number of children whose education was completely disrupted for months on end is a global education emergency. The repercussions could be felt in economies and societies for decades to come,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, in a news release announcing the findings. At the height of nationwide and local lockdowns, nearly 1.5 billion …


UN and African Union in ‘common battle’ for development and climate change financing

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York. Mr. Guterres declared that the Organization’s work to promote peace and security, human rights, development and climate action, …

University of Limpopo Information Science students UN excursion visit

UNIC Pretoria: Final year Information Science students from the University of Limpopo paid a visit to the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Library in Pretoria on 10 April as part of their excursion visit. This was part of a three-day tour of libraries in Gauteng Province with the UNIC Library being the first on the list. The main purpose of …

UNHCR rushing staff, supplies to assist people affected by Cyclone Idai

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 22 March 2019   |  Español   |  Français   |  عربي Residents carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira, Mozambique, following Cyclone Idai.   © UNHCR/Denis Onyodi UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working …