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31-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Humanitarian Update UNICEF - OCHA - WFP

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From DR Congo to Libya and Syria, humanitarians adjust to COVID-19

27-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Appeal to COVID-19 Response - IFRC

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Nearly USD 825 million are needed for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to assist the world’s most vulnerable communities to face the new coronavirus, according to a revised emergency appeal for the pandemic launched in Geneva today.  

24-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Special Envoy for Syria Geir O Pedersen - Ceasefire Message

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UN Syria envoy appeals for nationwide ceasefire to halt COVID-19. An immediate ceasefire is needed in Syria to prevent the spread of COVID-19, top United Nations negotiator for Syria, Geir O Pedersen, said on Tuesday, as he reiterated his willingness to work with all warring parties to ensure that the truce holds.

20-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 WFP - OCHA

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UN aid teams work round the clock to ensure humanitarian support to millions. Humanitarian actors are gearing up to find solutions for vulnerable communities hardest-hit by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including millions of children whose schools have closed, depriving them of essential meals, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

17-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Preparedness - OCHA

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Millions of people in crises will need UN humanitarian aid in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

13-03-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Syria Humanitarian Update OCHA - WFP

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As Syrian conflict enters 10th year, ‘brutal truth’ is there is little protection for families

12-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Steakout: Human Rights Council COVID-19 Suspension - Continuity

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Human Rights Council announces ‘orderly suspension’ of activities linked to COVID-19

10-03-2020 | Edited News

Press Conference: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

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Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman on the situation of human rights in Iran – welcomes mass prisoner release linked to COVID-19

10-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

COVID-19 Human Rights Council

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Human Rights Council settles into new home in response to Coronavirus COVID-19 threat

09-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Press Conference: COVID-19 Economic Impacts UNCTAD

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COVID-19: likely to cost $1 trillion in 2020, says UN economist, calls for confidence-building measures

06-03-2020 | Edited News

Ebola DRC WHO

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After the last Ebola patient was discharged on March 3rd at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced today the beginning of a 42-day observation period before it can declare the end of the Ebola outbreak - if there are no new cases diagnosed. WHO and partners have been combating the disease for the last 19 months.

06-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 OHCHR - WMO

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COVID-19: countries, businesses must protect people as virus spreads, urges UN rights chief

04-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Press Conference: Covid-19 Economic Impacts UNCTAD

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Coronavirus COVID-19 wipes $50 billion off global exports in February alone

03-03-2020 | Edited News

Rohingya Joint Response Plan

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UN agencies together with the Bangladesh authorities have appealed for $877 million to support hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, where conditions are still not conducive for their safe return, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday.

02-03-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

HRC Measures on Coronavirus

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The President of the UN Human Rights Council, Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, today (2 Mar) announced that the Council will follow measures recommended by the Secretary-General concerning the Covid-19 outbreak and its implications for the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.

02-03-2020 | Edited News

Press Conference: Commission Of Inquiry on Syria

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As children freeze to death in Syria, UN-appointed investigators highlight ongoing likely war crimes

28-02-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Syria Update WHO - OCHA

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‘Mayhem’ in Idlib’s hospitals amid ongoing violence pushing displaced towards Turkish border

27-02-2020 | Edited News , Conference extracts , COVID-19

UNOG-NEWS-HRC 43rd Session Michelle Bachelet Coronavirus COVID-19

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Discrimination against those affected by coronavirus/COVID-19 must be tackled head on by Governments everywhere, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday, in an appeal for “transparency and information” to help combat the epidemic.

25-02-2020 | Edited News

UN75 SG Dialogue Geneva Graduate Institute

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Secretary-General says UN needs to recognize failures and "be humble" in better responding to "the will of the people"

24-02-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Press Conference: Secretary General at WHO

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UN Chief urges countries to ‘do everything’ against COVID-19, thanks China’s people for sacrifice. While the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the COVID-19 outbreak should not be described as a pandemic because it is not spreading uncontrollably, UN Secretary-General on Monday urged all countries to “do everything” to contain the disease.

24-02-2020 | Edited News , Conference extracts

UNOG-NEWS Human Rights Council Guterres, Muhammad-Bande and Bachelet

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People’s basic human rights – their birthright - are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, as he launched a Call to Action aimed at boosting equality and reducing suffering everywhere.

24-02-2020 | Edited News

Press conference: OCHA North-West Syria

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Syria: fears of a ‘bloodbath’ as shelling nears terrified, traumatised displacement camps. Around a million civilians in northwest Syria could face “a real bloodbath, a real massacre” amid an ongoing push by Government forces in the country’s last opposition-held region, a senior UN humanitarian warned on Monday.

21-02-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: North-West Syria OCHA

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Fleeing violence in north-west Syria, families now forced to burn clothes to stay warm. Families fleeing violence in north-west Syria have resorted to burning their clothes to protect themselves against freezing winter temperatures, UN humanitarians said on Friday, while also warning of a potential “bloodbath” unless a ceasefire is agreed.

21-02-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Sahel Emergency UNHCR

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Escalating Burkina Faso violence brings wider Sahel displacement emergency into focus. Deadly attacks on villages in Burkina Faso have forced 150,000 people to flee in the last three weeks alone, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning of a displacement emergency in the wider Sahel region.

18-02-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Humanitarian Situation in Idlib - Syria OHCHR/WHO/UNICEF

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UN right chief, agencies appalled at civilian toll in wartorn Syria’s north-east. Facing freezing temperatures and bombing, more than 900,000  civilians in Syria’s north-west have been forced into ever smaller areas in search of shelter, the UN’s top rights official said on Tuesday.

14-02-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: North-West Syria WFP - OSE Syria

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Vital Idlib aid deliveries resume after ‘heavy bombing’ - WFP

11-02-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Coronavirus Update - WHO

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Coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 as scientists gather at WHO headquarters to discuss next steps

07-02-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Syria - OHCHR

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At the United Nations briefing in Geneva Marta Hurtado spokesperson for the Office of the UN high Commissioner for Human Rights, briefed journalist on deep concerns regarding the hostilities and disregard for the protection of civilians as fighting continues to kill and injure scores of civilians around Idlib and Aleppo.

07-02-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Antarctic Record Temperature - WMO

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Fresh fears of accelerating damage to the planet’s ice sheets and sea level rise have been fuelled by confirmation from the UN’s weather agency that the Antarctic likely saw a new temperature record of more than 18C on Thursday.

06-02-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Stakeout: Libya Talks 5 + 5 - Ghassan Salamé

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On day four of UN-led talks to transform an uncertain truce in Libya into a permanent ceasefire, veteran negotiator Ghassan Salamé on Thursday welcomed the “progress” that had been made so far, before urging an end to any “provocative” military action that might dash the chance of a successful outcome.

04-02-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Humanitarian Situation in Idlib - Syria - UN/OCHA/WHO

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The United Nations has sounded the alarm over a severe humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria's northwest, where Syrian government troops and Turkish forces are fighting in Syria's north-western province of Idlib, the last area in the country under opposition control. More than 520,000 people fled their homes, most of them women and children, due to the continued fighting in the last two months.

04-02-2020 | Edited News

Stakeout: Libya Talks 5 + 5 - Ghassan Salamé

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The UN negotiator leading talks in Geneva to secure an end to fighting in Libya said on Tuesday that high-ranking officials from both sides of the conflict have agreed to begin work on a “permanent and lasting” ceasefire to replace an uncertain truce.

31-01-2020 | Edited News

Press conference: UNRWA US Middle East Plan

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After the release of the US Middle East peace plan earlier this week, a lot of Palestinians are “in a state of shock at this point”, said Christian Saunders, acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today at the United Nations in Geneva.

31-01-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Coronavirus Update - WHO

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Amid the significant increase in numbers of infections of the novel coronavirus and additional countries reporting confirmed cases globally, the Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization has declared last night a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

28-01-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Coronavirus Update - WHO

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The WHO has upped the global risk assessment that the novel coronavirus poses from moderate to high risk but have not yet declared the outbreak an international public health emergency.

24-01-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Locust Outbreak Response in East Africa OCHA

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The Horn of Africa has been hit by the worst invasion of desert locusts in 25 years, posing a threat to food security to the population in East Africa that is already experiencing a high degree of food insecurity, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today (Friday). In order to scale up the response to the devastating desert locust outbreak in East Africa, OCHA’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released $10 million.

21-01-2020 | Edited News

Press conference: High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

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As Geneva prepares to host its first ever high-level panel on Internal Displacement, the co-chair of the panel called the issue “a major humanitarian and political crisis of our times.”

21-01-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Coronavirus Update - WHO

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Amid rising cases of new infections of the respiratory illness novel coronavirus in China and three other countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) today informed that their emergency committee will convene tomorrow to advise if the current situation in China constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

16-01-2020 | Edited News

Human Rights Council Press conference: Commission of Inquiry launches report on children in Syria

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Children in Syria have been “robbed of their childhood” and forced to “endure numerous violations” in more than eights years of conflict, according to the latest report by the independent body set up by the UN’s Human Rights Council to investigate violations during the civil war in Syria.

14-01-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Libya Migrants - IOM

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Nearly 1,000 Migrants Returned to Libya in the First Two Weeks of 2020: IOM. Nearly 1,000 migrants, including more than two hundred women and children, have been returned to Libyan shores since the beginning of the year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today. Most have disembarked in Tripoli, as armed clashes are reported to continue in the capital, and all have been taken to detention centres, according to IOM spokesperson Safa Msehli.