IMF official says new COVID-19 variants could inflict double blow on emerging markets2021-07-29
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 Kuwait2021-07-29
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 action2021-07-26
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: WHO2021-07-08
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 envoy2021-06-25
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: UNCTAD2021-06-22
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 term2021-06-19
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.
UN experts call on G7 to ensure developing countries get equal COVID-19 vaccine access2021-06-10
A group of UN human rights experts on Wednesday called on leaders of Group of Seven (G7) to make sure people in developing countries get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines and not to allow the profit motive to undermine global health and equity.
1622706214(1).png UNGA president pledges not to let corruption continue unchecked2021-06-03
President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, said on Wednesday that the effects of corruption are "detrimental to all of society" and it should not be allowed to continue unchecked.
Acute food insecurity at 5-year high in 2020 due to war, economic crisis, extreme weather: UN agencies2021-05-06
Conflicts, economic crises and extreme weather conditions pushed the number of people who faced acute food insecurity to 155 million in 2020, the highest figure in five years, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other agencies said on Wednesday.
IMF chief says optimistic for global agreement on corporate income taxation this year2021-05-05
Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said on Tuesday that she's optimistic for a global agreement on corporate income taxation this year to fix the international tax system.
UN General Assembly president calls for aid to India in fight against COVID-192021-04-28
The president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Tuesday called for international aid to India in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, said his spokesman.
G20 calls on IMF to prepare for new SDR allocation, agrees to extend debt relief through 20212021-04-08
Finance officials from the Group of 20 (G20) major economies on Wednesday called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to prepare for a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) while agreeing to extend debt relief for the world's poorest countries through the end of 2021.
WHO warns slow vaccine roll-out prolonging COVID-19 pandemic2021-04-02
As the European region currently fights a resurgence of COVID-19 transmissions, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe on Thursday called upon the governments in the region to "scale-up of both vaccine production and vaccination."
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