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Sign of the times: COVID-19 response and recovery must be accessible says Guterres

Sign of the times: COVID-19 response and recovery must be accessible says Guterres

In his message for the day, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed encouragement that some countries have been providing public health announcements and information on COVID-19 with national sign language interpretation.  And he repeated his call for...
Republic of Korea stresses support for developing nations during COVID-19

Republic of Korea stresses support for developing nations during COVID-19

“It is evident that the UN’s idea of inclusive multilateralism will first be tested by whether it can distribute COVID-19 vaccines to all nations or not,” said President Moon Jae-in in his speech on...
South African President warns pandemic has set back African development

South African President warns pandemic has set back African development

Speaking via video-link, Mr. Ramaphosa noted that, with resources redirected to fighting the virus, efforts to provide housing, health care, water and sanitation, and education have been hampered, and called for interest payments on...
Myanmar: Mounting child death toll during Rakhine village assaults must end, urges rights expert

Myanmar: Mounting child death toll during Rakhine village assaults must end, urges rights expert

Thomas Andrews decried the mounting toll of child casualties: “Serious questions have been raised about whether these children, and growing numbers of others, are being caught in the crossfire of war, or are being deliberately targeted,”...
At UN General Assembly, Philippines’ Duterte denounces groups ‘weaponizing’ human rights

At UN General Assembly, Philippines’ Duterte denounces groups ‘weaponizing’ human rights

In an address to world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly’s annual debate, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte called for access to a vaccine against the virus, once found, must not be denied nor...