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23-11-2020 | Edited News

Greenhouse Gas Bulletin - WMO 23 November 2020

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Carbon dioxide levels hit a new high despite COVID lockdowns - WMO. Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019 and are expected to keep rising this year despite a slight reduction in emissions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Monday.

20-11-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press Briefing: 2020 Afghanistan Conference

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Afghanistan pledging conference eyes development goals for coming four years

20-11-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 20 November 2020

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Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the hybrid briefing, attended by spokespersons and representatives of the World Food Programme, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Government, and Finland’s Special Envoy for the 2020 Afghanistan Conference.

20-11-2020 | Edited News

WHO COVID-19- Treatments - Remdesivir 20NOV2020

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COVID-19: UN health agency issues conditional advice against using remdesivir. Patients with COVID-19 should not be given the antiviral drug remdesivir “regardless of disease severity”, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

17-11-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press Briefing: Iota Hurricane WMO - OCHA -WFP

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Second hurricane in two weeks hits Central America

13-11-2020 | Edited News

Press Briefing, Ethiopia OHCHR - UNHCR 13 Novembre 2020

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Reported Ethiopia massacre: UN rights chief warns of spiralling situation, urges an end to fighting. Disturbing reports of an alleged massacre have surfaced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid fighting between national and regional forces that threatens to spiral “totally out of control”, the UN warned on Friday.

12-11-2020 | Edited News

Presser: Landmines Monitor

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Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts. Thousands of people continue to be killed and injured every year by landmines and explosive weapons in conflicts around the world, while the COVID-19 pandemic has forced mine-clearance efforts to be scaled back, a  UN-backed civil society report on the issue said on Thursday.

10-11-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press Briefing: COVID-19 Report - IOM/WFP

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COVID-19 pandemic is worsening the plight of millions of migrants, finds UN study. The global COVID-19 pandemic is making life much harder for millions of migrants and is expected to increase their number, two United Nations agencies said in a report published jointly on Tuesday. 

10-11-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press Briefing: Philippines - Typhoon Goni - OCHA

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Typhoon’s impact on Philippines hugely reduced by pre-emptive measures, UN says

06-11-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press Briefing: Famine Hotspots Alert- FAO - WFP

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Aid agencies call for urgent action to prevent hunger crisis in famine hotspots