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US states ‘manipulating’ COVID-19 pandemic to restrict abortion access, rights experts charge

Independent UN human rights experts fear that some authorities in the United States are using the COVID-19 pandemic to restrict access to abortion, with at...

Central and South America now ‘intense zones’ for COVID-19 transmission

Greater solidarity must be shown to Central and South American countries which have become “the intense zones” for COVID-19 transmission, a top official with the...

First Person: Collecting the ‘Book of Life’ for coral reefs

With the climate crisis threatening coral reefs around the world, a researcher in Hawaii is part of a team pioneering new techniques to preserve living...

Latin America and Caribbean: Millions more could miss meals due to COVID-19 pandemic

Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to projections...

Ecuador: Sustainable cattle farmer eases COVID-19 crisis with free milk for families

As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down dairy supply hubs across the Amazon region of Ecuador, one local cattle farmer with an abundance of milk on...

Haiti needs a strong COVID-19 response to maintain national stability

The UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) and 19 UN agencies there have been working together to support a country in the throes of a...

Business

Sierra Leone’s President ‘optimistic’ about country’s new direction as key reforms enacted

On Thursday, the newly-elected President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, told the United Nations, that “with a strong belief in a shared vision and...

‘Surge in financing’ needed to transform the world: UN chief

A “surge in financing and investments” is needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations plan of action agreed by Member States, to transform...

Capitalism’s greed fomenting terrorism, hurting sustainable development, asserts Cuban President

The consequences of capitalism, imperialism and neoliberalism are not only manifesting in fascism and conflicts around the globe, they are also diverting much needed resources...

Debt-fuelled ‘economic sugar-rush’ in US spells danger, despite world growth: UN trade report

The world’s economy remains on “shaky ground”, overshadowed by escalating trade tariffs and an unpredictable financial climate dominated by debt-fuelled growth, UN experts said on...

UN News Daily Guide: debate continues, ‘soft power’ for peace, protecting minorities and the press

On the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly, the UN is hosting a plethora of events with some of the world’s most prominent leaders and...

Haitian President at General Assembly calls for essential development aid as UN mission shifts away from peacekeeping

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on Thursday called on the international community to provide the necessary development aid as the Caribbean island nation prepares for the...