1 percent of humanity displaced: UNHCR Global Trends report GENEVA. KAZINFORM UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, appealed to countries worldwide to do far more to find homes for millions of refugees and others displaced by conflict, persecution or events seriously disturbing public order, according to a report released today that showed forced displacement is now affecting more than one percent of humanity – 1 in every 97 people – and with fewer and fewer of those who flee being able to return home.
India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway elected UNSC non-permanent members for 2021-2022 NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - India, Ireland, Mexico, and Norway will be non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in 2021-2022, as follows from the results of Wednesday’s voting at the United Nations General Assembly.
Kazakhstan attends UN Digital Cooperation Roadmap launch ceremony NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A ceremony of launching the UN Digital Cooperation Roadmap was held in an online format, Kazinform reports referring to the press service of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry.
UN High Commissioner praises Kazakhstan’s political reforms GENEVA. KAZINFORM – An online meeting of the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office at Geneva Zhanar Aitzhanova with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet was held, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
FAO Food Price Index falls to 17-month low ROME. KAZINFORM Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported June 4.
UN chief underlines need to protect refugees and migrants in COVID-19 pandemic NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - António Guterres on Wednesday launched the latest UN policy briefing on the pandemic, which reminds countries of their obligation to protect people on the move, who number more than 70 million globally, according to data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
COVID-19: UN and partners launch $6.7 billion appeal for vulnerable countries NEW YORK. KAZINFORM The updated Global Humanitarian Response Plan, launched on Thursday, provides help and protection that prioritize the most vulnerable in society, such as older people, people with disabilities, and women and girls.
UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’ NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a «horrifying global surge in domestic violence» directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, UN News informs.
Global economy could shrink by 1 pct in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic: UN UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM The global economy could shrink by up to 1 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may contract even further if restrictions on economic activities are extended without adequate fiscal responses, according to analysis released Wednesday by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).
COVID-19 impact on weather observation concerns UN body GENEVA. KAZINFORM The UN weather body on Wednesday expressed concern over the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on weather observations, noting that much of its data comes from commercial airlines whose flights have dramatically declined in much of the world.
UN calls for multilateral Covid-19 response totaling 10 pct. of world GDP UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday issued a worldwide call to deal with the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic with «a large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive multilateral response amounting to at least 10 per cent of global GDP.»
UN urges $2.5 trillion to support developing countries GENEVA. KAZINFORM The UN trade and development body on Monday called for a $2.5-trillion package for two-thirds of developing countries, excluding China, to «turn expressions of international solidarity into meaningful global action» amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - On behalf of the city, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was on hand to receive 250,000 face masks donated by the UN on Saturday, destined for health workers in the metropolis that is home to the Organization’s Headquarters.
COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’ NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - In an appeal issued on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind.
UN chief hopes Nowruz will bring harmony, celebration of common humanity TEHRAN. KAZINFORM United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the occasion of Nowruz the international day, 21 March 2020, said he hoped that amid sadness over coronavirus, Nowruz will bring harmony, celebration of common humanity.