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Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says report Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of a UN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say.The number of such “zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sa...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife, Farming, United Nations, Un, Meat Industry, Sars, West Nile, Rift Valley, Farm Animals, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: US death toll surpasses 130,000; India's cases third-highest in world

Donald Trump’s handling of US crisis under microscope; Israel reimposes restrictions after infections spikeIndia sees record daily rise as capital opens giant hospitalBorder closes between Australian states of NSW and VictoriaUK coronavirus live - latest updatesWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 4.22pm BST 4.11pm BST Covid-19 could cause an additional half a million AIDS deaths if treatment is disrupted long term, the United Nation...
Tags: Science, India, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, United Nations, Un, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: India cases third-highest globally; Israel reimposes restrictions after spike in infections

India overtakes Russia with third-highest number of cases; bars, clubs, gyms and event halls closed in Israel; Greece and Britain will fully resume flights on 15 JulyIndia sees record daily rise as capital opens giant hospitalBorder closes between Australian states of NSW and VictoriaUK coronavirus live - latest updatesWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 3.25pm BST Five members of Japan’s Sumo Association were confirmed to have the coron...
Tags: Japan, Science, Greece, Russia, India, Israel, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Un, NHK, The Association, Sumo Association


It's time the UN faced up to its own treatment of black people like me | Rosebell Kagumire

An honest conversation about race has to recognise the marginalisation and exploitation of many aid workersThe global push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in the US has resulted in a flurry of solidarity statements from within the international aid industry, including the UN.After a shaky start, where its secretary general, António Guterres, was forced to backtrack on a note to staff that suggested they shouldn’t participate in Black Lives Matter (BLM), UN People of Africa...
Tags: US, World news, United Nations, Global development, Un, Black Lives Matter Movement, Antonio Guterres, Rosebell Kagumire, George Floyd, BLM UN People of African Descent Unpad


Former UN expert decries Spain's 'utterly inadequate' social protection system

Philip Alston says Covid-19 crisis has underlined scale of challenge facing countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has revealed the “utterly inadequate” state of Spain’s social protection system, according to a former UN poverty expert who is calling on the government to ensure its actions on basic rights “live up to the rhetoric”.Philip Alston, who was the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights from 2014 to 2020, visited ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Global development, Un, Social protection, Philip Alston, COVID


Worldometers Estimates We Are 17 Days from 7.8 Billion People

Worldometers estimates the world population is 7.796 billion. This is increasing by 224,400 people every day. This means we are about 900 days from 8 billion people. Worldometers is leveraging UN... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Global report: WHO changes timeline on virus alert as cases top 11m

UN health body says it found out about the outbreak itself, not via Chinese officials; US cases increase 53,000 on Friday; English pubs reopenCoronavirus latest updatesThe World Health Organization was alerted to the coronavirus crisis by its own office in China, and not by the local authorities, according to reports, as worldwide cases of Covid-19 passed 11 million and infections in the US rose by another 53,000.The UN health body has been accused by US president Donald Trump of failing to prov...
Tags: China, US, UK News, US news, Beijing, World Health Organization, Un, Donald Trump, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: worldwide cases top 11m as US states hit fresh highs

4 July holiday weekend set to start with continued rise in infections; Brazil cases pass 1.5m; Boris Johnson defends decision to reopen pubs on Saturday. Follow all the developments liveWhat we’re learning about Covid as US states open upHow Victoria’s outbreak divided AustraliaScotland and Wales attack UK government’s shambolic travel changes 1.22am BST AFP is reporting that the World Health Organisation has changed its account of the initial stages of the early stages of the coronavirus p...
Tags: UK, Science, Wales, China, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Brazil, Un, Boris Johnson, World Health Organisation, Victoria, Wuhan, Hubei


The UN Just Made It Easier for Airlines to Pollute

A United Nations council of 36 countries has agreed on a major change to the main global scheme addressing the climate impact of aviation, a move expected to remove requirements for airlines to offset emissions for several years.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, Airplanes, United Nations, Carbon Emissions, Un, Climate Talks


R.P. Eddy wrote about a coming pandemic in 2017. Why didn't we listen?

In their 2017 book, "Warnings," R.P. Eddy and Richard Clarke warned about a coming pandemic. "You never get credit for correctly predicting an outbreak," says science journalist Laurie Garrett in the book. In this interview with Big Think, R.P. Eddy explains why people don't listen to warnings—and how to try to get them to listen.    If only we had a warning.Well, besides this 2007 review from a team at the University of Hong Kong warning about a pandemic coming from a wet market in southern Ch...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Obama, Government, Africa, America, Public Health, Idaho, Edward Snowden, Innovation, Rand Paul, Un, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Garrett, Cassandra


Twenty Saudi officials go on trial in absentia over Khashoggi killing

Fiancee of late journalist hopes Istanbul trial will reveal circumstances of death and location of remainsTwenty Saudi officials are on trial in absentia in Turkey accused of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, almost two years after his disappearance in Istanbul shocked the world and irreparably tarnished the image of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as a liberal reformer.Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, and the UN special rapporteur Agnès Callamard waited for the judges...
Tags: Media, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, World news, Turkey, Newspapers, Middle East and North Africa, Press freedom, Un, US press and publishing, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Agnes Callamard, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz


Twenty Saudi officials to go on trial in absentia over Khashoggi killing

Fiancee of late journalist hopes Istanbul trial reveals circumstances of death and location of remainsTwenty Saudi officials will go on trial in absentia in Turkey on Friday accused of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, almost two years after his disappearance in Istanbul shocked the world and irreparably tarnished the image of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as a liberal reformer.Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, and UN special rapporteur Agnès Callamard, waited for the...
Tags: Media, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, World news, Turkey, Newspapers, Middle East and North Africa, Press freedom, Un, US press and publishing, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Agnes Callamard, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz


Coronavirus live news: Mexican state asks for US border closure as global cases near 11m

UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; Brazil infections nearing 1.5mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumbleMexican state eyes closing border with USCases worldwide near 11mUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live 8.01am BST For the latest on how Covid-19 has spread around the planet, here is our coronavirus world map Related: Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most Covid-19...
Tags: Florida, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Un, Associated Press, Latin America, Coronavirus outbreak


Refugee victims of Tajoura bombing still lie in unmarked graves one year on

Coronavirus thwarts plan by survivors to light candles for dozens of detainees who died in airstrike on detention centre during Tripoli fightingOne year on from the migrant detention centre bombing in Tajoura, eastern Tripoli, dozens of refugees and migrants who died have never been formally identified.At least 53 people were killed and 130 injured on the night of 2 July 2019, according to the UN, after an airstrike by a foreign aircraft supporting eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces hit a h...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Refugees, Global development, Libya, Un, Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar, Tajoura


Global report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumble

US surpasses 40,000 daily cases four times in a week; Brazil nears 1.5 million infections; UN warns on mass bankruptcies in Latin AmericaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe past week has seen the United States break its own one-day case record four times, according data compiled by researchers at Johns Hopkins university.In the seven days up to and including 1 July, the country, which has the highest number of cases and deaths worldwide, confirmed over 40,000 cases on...
Tags: South Korea, Americas, US, World news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Un, Johns Hopkins, Coronavirus outbreak


Closing the gap: Citizen science for monitoring sustainable development

Citizen science could help track progress towards all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An IIASA-led study, for the first time, comprehensively analyzed the current and potential contribution of citizen science data to monitor the SDGs at the indicator level.
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Coronavirus live news: cases rising in 37 US states as Brazil infections near 1.5m

UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; global cases near 11m. Follow the latest updates Cases rising in 37 US statesBrazil infections nearing 1.5mTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.19am BST The death toll in Brazil reached 61,884, up from 60,632 yesterday, according to the country’s health ministry. That is a daily increase of 1,252.B...
Tags: Florida, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Un, Cia, Latin America, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


UN staff in Israel sex-act video suspended without pay

The move comes after video of a sex act in UN-marked vehicle in Israel went viral.
Tags: News, Israel, Un


What America needs to do if we are to beat this pandemic

Sir Mark Lowcock, the top UN official for humanitarian response, writes that the US needs to step up with leadership and money if the world is to successfully confront Covid-19
Tags: US, America, Cnn, Un, Mark Lowcock


$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN

A fast growing mountain of toxic e-waste is polluting the planet and damaging health, says new reportAt least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report.A record 54m tonnes of “e-waste” was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in five years, the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor report found. The 2019 figure is equivalent to 7.3kg for every man, woman and ch...
Tags: Gadgets, Business, Technology, Africa, Environment, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Pollution, United Nations, Global development, Un, Waste


UN warns of global e-waste wave as amount of gadgets dumped jumps 21% in 5 years

Record 53.6 million tonnes produced last year - that's 7.3kg per person on the planet The United Nations is sounding the alarm on increasing levels of e-waste, with 2019 producing a record 53.6 million tonnes of the stuff: an increase of 21 per cent in just the past five years.…
Tags: Software, United Nations, Un


Maduro refused control of $1bn in UK vaults by British high court

UK has ‘unequivocally recognised’ rival Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president, ruling saysA British court has refused to give Nicolás Maduro control of $1bn (£799m) of gold bullion held by Venezuela in the vaults of the Bank of England, ruling the UK government has “unequivocally recognised” his rival Juan Guaidó as president.The Venezuelan central bank (BCV) – whose board is appointed by Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chávez – took the legal action after its request to release the gold to pass th...
Tags: UK, Americas, Bank Of England, UK News, World news, Un, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Dominic Raab, Juan Guaido, Coronavirus outbreak


Turkey wants French apology over Mediterranean warships incident

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday Turkey expects France to apologise after an incident between Turkish and French warships in the Mediterranean prompted Paris to request a NATO investigation. Relations between the NATO members have soured over the Libya conflict, where Turkey supports the internationally recognised government and accuses Paris of backing the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar who tried to capture Tripoli. France denies backing Haftar's offensive on the cap...
Tags: News, France, Turkey, Nato, Paris, Libya, Un, Mediterranean, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Tripoli France


Global e-waste surging: Up 21% in 5 years

The UN's 3rd Global eWaste Monitor reports 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced last year -- substantially more than the weight of all adults in Europe. Global e-waste has risen 21% by weight in just five years, fueled by higher consumption rates of electric and electronic equipment, short life cycles, and few repair options. In 2030 the world is projected to produce about 50% more e-waste per capita compared with 2014.
Tags: Science, Un, Europe Global


Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll exceeds 60,000; West Bank goes into lockdown

Global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5mAustralia: 73 new cases in MelbourneTrump silent as US records record one-day rise in casesCzech republic drops mask rule as Prague has street partyRussia rushes lockdown end as Lenin tomb reopens 7.37pm BST The pandemic is exacerbating inequality throughout the world by hitting hardest those without a social safety net in developing c...
Tags: Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Prague, Infectious Diseases, West Bank, Microbiology, Ryanair, Brazil, Un, World Bank


Coronavirus live news: WHO says over 160,000 new cases a day globally; West Bank goes into lockdown

Global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5mAustralia: 73 new cases in MelbourneTrump silent as US records record one-day rise in casesCzech republic drops mask rule as Prague has street partyRussia rushes lockdown end as Lenin tomb reopens 6.33pm BST Brazil has just passed yet another grim Covid-19 milestone with confirmation that more than 60,000 lives have been lost since mid...
Tags: Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Prague, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, West Bank, Microbiology, Ryanair, Brazil, Who


Global report: first tourists in Greece as UN warns of tourism blow

Spain and Portugal reopen border as global tourism industry could lose up to £2.6tnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first tourist flights in four months landed on the Greek island of Crete, and Spain and Portugal reopened their land border as European countries continued to ease travel restrictions as Brazil recorded 60,000 deaths.A charter plane carrying 172 passengers from Hamburg landed at Heraklion airport on Crete at 8am, minutes after another aircraft had arr...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Sweden, Greece, France, China, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Thailand, Czech Republic, Asia Pacific, Portugal


Coronavirus live news: more than 160,000 new cases reported every day in past week, says WHO

Global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5mAustralia locks down 300,000 in 36 Melbourne suburbsGlobal report: US sees another record increase in coronavirus casesUS buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivirUK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 5.24pm BST Textile factories that operated normally at the height of the cor...
Tags: England, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Ryanair, World Health Organization, Un, Leicester, Melbourne


Coronavirus live news: global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN

US stands to lose the most from drop in tourists, UN says; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5mAustralia locks down 300,000 in 36 Melbourne suburbsGlobal report: US sees another record increase in coronavirus casesUS buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivirUK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 3.27pm BST The US has been slammed by health experts for buying up nea...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Ryanair, Un, Melbourne, Donald Trump


UN says Afghan army mistakenly fired mortars that killed 23

The U.N. mission in Afghanistan said its findings indicate the Afghan military had mistakenly fired the mortars this week at a busy market in southern Helmand province that inflicted heavy civilian casualties. According to a statement from the office of the Helmand provincial governor, Gen. Mohammad Yasin, a car bombing and mortar shells struck the market in Sangin district on Monday, killing 23 people, including children.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Un, Helmand, Sangin, Gen Mohammad Yasin