FAO Bee-Day To all the unsung heroes Food is precious. And during times of crises we must appreciate even more what it takes to get it to our plates. Every step of the way, there are heroes working tirelessly so we can eat. But there are other unsung heroes… Just think of bees and beekeepers.
UN chief renews call for COVID-19 solidarity as WHO warns ‘majority’ of world still at risk A “massive” and combined effort by all countries is needed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday (May 18, 2020), as UN health agency head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, insisted that “the majority of the world’s population remains susceptible to this virus”.
You are invited to join the webinar Integrating the 2030 Agenda into national plans and strategies: Considering COVID-19 response and recovery which will take place on Tuesday, 12 May and Thursday, 14 May, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT. Please register by 11 May 2020
Webinars and Live Events The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue implements systematic environmental scanning for live events, webinars and discussions hosted by the UN Agencies, NGOs, universities and think-tanks on the wide range of topics, including human rights, multilateralism, and Covid-19 response, among others.
UN Secretary-General's Policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex. The UN Secretary-General's policy brief explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlines priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts. > read more
The Human Rights Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic The Human Rights Council this morning held its first ever virtual informal conversation with Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on human rights around the world. @UNHRC
Cher(e)s collègue(e)s d’ONG, Le COVID-19 est un rappel brutal de la nécessité d’une coopération au-delà des frontières, des secteurs et des générations. Notre réponse déterminera la rapidité avec laquelle le monde se remettra de cette crise, et la manière dont nous ferons face aux autres défis urgents et émergents : de la crise climatique à l’augmentation des inégalités, des changements technologiques rapides aux nouvelles formes de violence. A l’occasion de la journée...
Generation Equality Forum postponed: maintaining women’s rights at the heart of the political agenda while involving feminist movements! > Generation Equality Forum will be postponed until the first half of 2021