New COVID wave a reminder pandemic is ‘far from over’: Guterres

Governments and pharmaceutical companies need to work together in a better way, to deliver vaccines “to every person, everywhere” – not simply in the wealthiest nations, said the UN chief on Friday.

Global cooperation key to eradicating deadly pig virus: UN agency

20 Jul 2020

A disease that may kill every pig it infects and for which there is no effective vaccine, can be eradicated if more countries continue to work together to limit its spread, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.


Bridging Asia-Pacific ‘digital divide’ vital to realize tech benefits

18 Aug 2020

Countries across Asia and the Pacific are using new technologies to contain the global pandemic and mitigate its impact, the UN’s regional socio-economic development arm has said, as governments and experts work together to identify ways to innovate further, and build back better, after COVID-19.


$1.4 billion needed this year to fund UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

31 Jan 2020

A minimum of $1.4 billion is needed to fund the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, known as UNRWA, the acting chief said on Friday.