WHO calls for extension of moratorium on COVID-19 booster doses2021-10-26
The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Wednesday for an extension of a global moratorium on COVID-19 booster doses, with an aim to enable every country to vaccinate at least 40 percent of its population.
UN humanitarian chief in Afghanistan for talks with Taliban2021-10-26
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sent Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths to Kabul for talks with the Taliban leadership, said Guterres' spokesman on Sunday.
UN officials, envoys highlight humanitarian needs in Syria2021-10-26
UN officials and representatives of member countries on Tuesday noted that escalating conflict and a deepening economic crisis have pushed humanitarian needs to the highest levels in Syria, as the Security Council met on the situation in the war-torn country.
UN officials concerned about situation in Yemen2021-10-26
Senior United Nations officials on Monday expressed their concerns over the situation in Yemen, while calling on the international community to help and parties concerned to protect civilians, and children in particular in the war-torn country.
IMF's largest SDR allocation in history takes effect2021-10-26
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Monday that its new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) equivalent to 650 billion U.S. dollars, the largest in the IMF's history, comes into effect, in an effort to help countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
UN Security Council adopts resolution on protection of peacekeepers2021-10-26
The Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of peacekeepers.
IMF approves largest SDR allocation in history to boost global liquidity2021-10-26
The board of governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a new general allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) equivalent to 650 billion U.S. dollars, the largest allocation in the IMF's history, in an effort to boost global liquidity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an IMF statement released Monday.
IMF official says new COVID-19 variants could inflict double blow on emerging markets2021-10-26
New, highly infectious COVID-19 variants could inflict double blow on emerging markets in a downside scenario, leading to significant losses in output over the coming years, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) official has said.
WHO chief says to enhance cooperation with Kuwait2021-10-26
The World Health Organization (WHO) will enhance cooperation with Kuwait to face health challenges, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the organization said here on Wednesday.
UN chief calls for leadership of G20 on climate action2021-10-26
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for leadership of the Group of 20 (G20) on global climate action.
Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million: WHO2021-10-26
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that it has recorded over four million COVID-19-related deaths globally, but the organization's Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, added that the overall death toll is likely underestimated.
Israel-Hamas cease-fire remains fragile: UN Mideast envoy2021-10-26
The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Tor Wennesland, warned Thursday that the cessation of hostilities reached last month between Israel and Hamas remains very fragile.
Global FDI flows plunge 35 pct in 2020, set to rebound in 2021: UNCTAD2021-10-26
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said Monday that foreign direct investment (FDI) flows plunged globally by 35 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are expected to bottom out in 2021 mainly thanks to the recovery in Asia.
Guterres appointed as UN secretary-general for second term2021-10-26
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday appointed Antonio Guterres as the UN secretary-general for a second term of five years beginning Jan. 1, 2022.
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