Child labour ‘robs children of their future’, scourge must end urges UN

Child labour ‘robs children of their future’, scourge must end urges UN

Although child labour has decreased significantly over the last decade, one-in-ten children are still caught up in harmful work, the UN’s labour agency said on Friday, kickin

Pandemic curbs trend towards ever-increasing migration

Pandemic curbs trend towards ever-increasing migration

Travel restrictions and other curbs to movement put in place in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, have put a significant dent in migration figures, but the overall trend shows 10

Scientists tackle vaccine safety, efficacy and access at global R&D forum

Scientists tackle vaccine safety, efficacy and access at global R&D forum

More than 2,800 scientists from 130 countries gathered on Friday (January 15) in a virtual forum hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify knowledge gaps and set re

Pandemic - Emergency Committee advises on variants, vaccines

Pandemic - Emergency Committee advises on variants, vaccines

The EC met virtually yesterday (14 January) at the request of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to review the emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause

Statement on the sixth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the virus disease pandemic

Statement on the sixth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the virus disease pandemic

The sixth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the coronavirus disease (CO

2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization

2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization

The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only long-term crisis the world will remember from 2020. In terms of climate change, the year was also one of the three warmest on record, and riv

Health experts arrive in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19 origins

Health experts arrive in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19 origins

Members of an international team studying the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19 arrived in Wuhan, China, on Thursday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announ

PAHO Director says new variants and acceleration of virus makes continuing public health measures urgent

PAHO Director says new variants and acceleration of virus makes continuing public health measures urgent

January 13, 2021 (PAHO)— The appearance of new variants of the COVID-19 virus in several countries of the Americas, combined with an acceleration in the virus’s spread

PAHO raises $263 million in 2020 to fight COVID-19 in the Americas

PAHO raises $263 million in 2020 to fight COVID-19 in the Americas

In 2020, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) received commitments for more than $263 million to provide technical support and supplies for the fight against COVID-19 in the

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid un

Heads of Government start busy week for CARICOM

Heads of Government start busy week for CARICOM

Heads of Government set the stage for an active start to 2021 for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) when on Tuesday they continued their discussions towards initiating the economic

Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges

Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges

Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide

 COVAX information centre

COVAX information centre

COVID-19 is a global problem – and COVAX is a global solution. Vaccinating the world against this disease will be the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in hist

 Children cannot afford another year of school disruption

Children cannot afford another year of school disruption

“As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as cases continue to soar around the world, no effort should be spared to keep schools open or prioritize them in r

 Statement by the Caribbean Community on the Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy

Statement by the Caribbean Community on the Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disappointed and concerned at the decree and subsequent statements by Venezuela with respect to that country’s border controversy

Fewer protections, lower wages, and higher health risks: Homeworking in the COVID era

Fewer protections, lower wages, and higher health risks: Homeworking in the COVID era

The UN’s labour agency (ILO) called on Wednesday for greater recognition and protection for the hundreds of millions of people who work from home, accounting for almost eight

Step up surveillance of emerging virus variants, WHO urges

Step up surveillance of emerging virus variants, WHO urges

Efforts should be stepped up to quickly identify and study emerging variants of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, UN World Health Organization (WHO) scientists said on Tu

UNICEF chief: Closing schools should be ‘measure of last resort’

UNICEF chief: Closing schools should be ‘measure of last resort’

The head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) underscored on Tuesday that “no effort should be spared” to keep children in school, as the coronavirus pandemic conti