Participation, education, digital access and climate change are key concerns for children and young people in Africa and Europe, U-Report poll finds

Participation, education, digital access and climate change are key concerns for children and young people in Africa and Europe, U-Report poll finds

Participation in decision-making, quality education, internet access and the climate crisis are among the main concerns for children and young people in Africa and Europe, accordin

Google pledges $150 million towards vaccine education and equitable distribution

Google pledges $150 million towards vaccine education and equitable distribution

Google announced a series of steps it was taking to support a more equitable and efficient rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, including grants totaling $150 million, updates to its

Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime

Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime

Trafficked and sexually exploited woman and girls can find themselves facing prosecution and conviction for those very same crimes, in some countries, a new UN report shows. The st

Pandemic disruption to learning is an opportunity to reimagine, revitalize education

Pandemic disruption to learning is an opportunity to reimagine, revitalize education

To mark the third International Day of Education on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to the resilience of students, teachers and families in the fa

Economic and Social Council turns 75; President reaffirms mandate to tackle pandemic, development challenges

Economic and Social Council turns 75; President reaffirms mandate to tackle pandemic, development challenges

Marking its 75th anniversary amid the most serious economic and health crisis the UN has ever faced, the Organization’s Economic and Social Council “has the mandat

Healthier world means ‘safer America’ Tedros stresses, as UN-led vaccine initiative announces deal for 40 million doses

Healthier world means ‘safer America’ Tedros stresses, as UN-led vaccine initiative announces deal for 40 million doses

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement securing up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech 

Pandemic will not end for anyone, ‘until it ends for everyone’

Pandemic will not end for anyone, ‘until it ends for everyone’

The COVID-19 pandemic “will not end for anyone, until it ends for everyone”, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, advocating for an equitable and globa

The Pandemic US: 40% of Americans live in areas running out of ICU space

The Pandemic US: 40% of Americans live in areas running out of ICU space

Straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveli

Scientists developing color-changing test strip to stick on face masks and detect the virus

Scientists developing color-changing test strip to stick on face masks and detect the virus

SAN DIEGO - Researchers at the University of California San Diego are creating a test that could quickly detect COVID-19 using droplets from a person’s face mask. Read more

Lung scans show COVID-19 can leave severe damage, even in those who didn't have symptoms

Lung scans show COVID-19 can leave severe damage, even in those who didn't have symptoms

TAMPA, Florida — A USF doctor is putting out a warning about COVID-19 and your lungs. The X-rays and scans she’s seeing show worse damage post-COVID-19 than in lungs of

 Breast milk could help fight off virus, researchers say

Breast milk could help fight off virus, researchers say

The research is still in its early stages, but indications are that breast milk may contain antibodies that can help fight off severe cases of COVID-19. Read more

 United States joins  vaccine push for poor nations, stays in WHO

United States joins vaccine push for poor nations, stays in WHO

The United States’ top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global initiative to help poorer nations overco

 Measuring the Impact of the pandemic on the World’s Forests

Measuring the Impact of the pandemic on the World’s Forests

A global assessment commissioned by the UN Forum on Forests concluded that COVID-19 has affected forests across the globe – hurting ecotourism, impeding conservation efforts

CVS and Walgreens to offer in-store pandemic vaccinations

CVS and Walgreens to offer in-store pandemic vaccinations

CVS and Walgreens have already been offering Covid-19 vaccines at long-term care centers in 49 states. NBC News’ Stephanie Gosk takes us inside one of two CVS locations kicki

COVAX Announces new agreement, plans for first deliveries

COVAX Announces new agreement, plans for first deliveries

COVAX announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine; rollout to commence with successful execution of supply agre

Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons

Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons

The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UN Secretary-General as &ldq

Pandemic - Vaccine hoarding’ putting Africa at risk: WHO

Pandemic - Vaccine hoarding’ putting Africa at risk: WHO

Africa is in danger of being left behind in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, thus driving up prices, the World Health Organiza

 Young climate activists demand action and inspire hope

Young climate activists demand action and inspire hope

As the impacts of climate change intensify with each passing year, more and more young people are joining the movement for positive change. By leading the discussion around climate