‘Unprecedented’ financing needed to halt recession of ‘unparalleled proportions’: Mohammed

As COVID-19 has halted economic activity and threatens social wellbeing across the globe, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a wide-ranging policy discussion on Tuesday, exploring financing options to address the pandemic and mobilize the resources needed for a proactive recovery.

‘Unprecedented’ financing needed to halt recession of ‘unparalleled proportions’: Mohammed
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Put human rights at the centre of coronavirus response urges Muhammd-Bande

The nations of the world must put human rights at the heart of their ongoing response to COVID-19 and ensure that everyone can enjoy “justice and peace” wherever they may be, the President of the General Assembly said on Tuesday.

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June 02, 2020 at 12:15PM
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Put human rights at the centre of coronavirus response urges Muhammd-Bande

The nations of the world must put human rights at the heart of their ongoing response to COVID-19 and ensure that everyone can enjoy “justice and peace” wherever they may be, the President of the General Assembly said on Tuesday.

Put human rights at the centre of coronavirus response urges Muhammd-Bande
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Coronavirus a challenge, and opportunity, to fix remittances system than funnels billions home from abroad

With a euro here and a dollar there, remittances – the money that migrant workers send home to their families – have been adding up in a big way to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and lift tens of millions out of extreme poverty.

Coronavirus a challenge, and opportunity, to fix remittances system than funnels billions home from abroad
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Address ‘appalling impact’ of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges

Urgent action is needed to address “the major disproportionate impact” of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities, including people of African descent, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

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June 02, 2020 at 08:28AM
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UN appeals for restraint, ‘social cohesion’ as protests across the US continue

Responding to on-going protests that have spawned violence on all sides across dozens of US cities, the UN Spokesperson on Monday reiterated the Secretary-General’s appeal for grievances to be heard in “peaceful ways”, met with restraint by police and security forces .

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June 01, 2020 at 02:52PM
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UN human rights office welcomes moves to curtail spread of hatred and violence online

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed steps taken by social media companies to prevent their platforms from being used to promote hatred, violence and misinformation, Spokesperson Rupert Colville said on Friday.

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May 29, 2020 at 11:05AM
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More ‘can and must be done’ to eradicate caste-based discrimination in Nepal

Shocked over the killing last weekend of five men in Nepal, who had planned to escort home one of their girlfriends from a higher caste, the UN human rights chief on Friday stressed that ending caste-based discrimination is “fundamental” to the overall sustainable development vision of leaving no one behind.

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May 29, 2020 at 09:20AM
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US must take ‘serious action’ to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans

The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in “a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public”.

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May 28, 2020 at 02:41PM
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COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday at a virtual high-level meeting on financing for development.

COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief
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