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About 15 days ago

UN Chief: 11 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Needed to End Pandemic

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said that 11 billion doses are needed to vaccinate 70 per cent of the world to end the pandemic. Pledges of doses and funds are welcome, but they are not enough, Guterres told the opening of the ministerial segment of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which is the top platform for reviewing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ...
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About 16 days ago

WHO Warns against Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines

The World Health Organization's chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a 'dangerous trend' since there was little data available about the health impact. 'It's a little bit of a dangerous trend here. We are in a data-free, evidence-free zone as far as mix and match,' Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing. 'It will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens ...
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About 19 days ago

Israeli Settlements Amount to War Crime: U.N. Rights Expert

Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank amount to a war crime, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Friday, calling on countries to inflict a cost on 'Israel' for its illegal occupation. Michael Lynk, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, was addressing a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, boycotted by 'Israel'. 'Inmy report, I conclude that the Israeli settlements do amount ...
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About 45 days ago

NATO Chief: Ties with Russia at 'Lowest Point' Since Cold War

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance’s ties with Russia are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. 'This is due to Russia's aggressive actions. I am confident that the NATO leaders will confirm our dual-track approach to Russia, strong defence combined with dialogue”, Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of the Alliance's summit in Brussels. At the same time, Stoltenberg noted that NATO strives for dialogue with Moscow, a ...
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About 51 days ago

WHO Warns of ‘Two-Track Pandemic’ As Cases Decline but Vaccine Inequity Persists

The World Health Organization [WHO] Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus said high-income countries have administered almost 44 percent of the world’s COVID-19 vaccine doses, while Low-income countries have administered just 0.4 percent and stressed that “inequitable vaccination is a threat to all nations, not just those with the fewest vaccines.' Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, Tedros said the has been encouraging signs in the trajectory of the pandemic globally, with the ...
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About 58 days ago

WHO Approves Sinovac COVID Vaccine, the Second Chinese-made Dose Listed

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by drugmaker Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) for emergency use listing, paving the way for a second Chinese shot to be used in poor countries. A WHO emergency listing is a signal to national regulators on a product's safety and efficacy. It will also allow the shot to be included in COVAX, the global programme to provide vaccines mainly ...
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About 63 days ago

UN Rights Chief: Israeli Strikes on Gaza May Be War Crimes

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights said on Thursday that the Israeli deadly strikes on Gaza might constitute war crimes and that Islamist group Hamas had violated international humanitarian law by firing rockets into 'Israel'. Michelle Bachelet said her office had verified the deaths of 270 Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including 68 children, during violence the Israeli aggression. Most were killed in Gaza, where Israel fought ...
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About 63 days ago

UN Rights Chief Says Israeli Strikes on Gaza May Be War Crimes

The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday that Israeli deadly strikes on Gaza may constitute war crimes if they are shown to be disproportionate. Bachelet, opening a special session of the UN Human Rights Council, called at the request of Muslim states, said she had seen no evidence that civilian buildings in Gaza hit by Israeli strikes were being used by for military purposes. 'If found disproportionate, such ...
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About 86 days ago

WHO: Another $45 BILLION Needed next Year to Vaccinate Adults across Globe

Head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus estimated that the global COVAX program for developing and distributing coronavirus vaccines is $19 billion short of its $22 billion target this year. He said at a briefing that a further $35 billion to $45 billion will be needed next year to ensure that most adults around the world are immunized. The WHO chief urged G7 nations to fund the global coronavirus recovery, ...
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