Amid Onslaught of Crises, World Must Restore Trust, Solidarity to Tackle COVID-19, Climate Change, Secretary-General Says, Opening Annual General Assembly Debate

Global Leaders Call for Vaccine Equity, Inclusive Multilateralism to Alleviate Human Suffering, Close Gap between Rich, Poor Secretary-General António Guterres issued a wake-up call that the world is on the edge of an abyss and “moving in the wrong direction”, as he called on leaders gathered for the annual General Assembly high-level debate today to […]

Restore trust and inspire hope, UN chief says in message to UNGA76

With humanity on the edge of an abyss, and moving in the wrong direction, the world must wake up, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his keynote address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Outlining six “Great Divides” that must be bridged now, he called for greater action in areas such as climate policy, gender […]

IGAD Forecasts Heavy Rainfall in Western Oromia, Southern Benishangul Gumuz

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in regions of western Oromia and southern Benishangul Gumuz in Ethiopia from in the coming week. Heavy to very heavy rainfall (top 10-5% on record) is expected in western Oromia (Western and Eastern Welega and Illubabor) and southern Benishangul Gumu in Ethiopia, and localized […]

Logistics Cluster Confirms No Single Aid Truck Parked on Road to Tigray

Though some 466 aid trucks carrying food and non-food items including medicines have entered the Tigray region, only 38 returned, Ministry of Peace said. The Ministry said in a statement today that no trucks carrying humanitarian cargo parked on the road to Tigray, logistics cluster confirmed. In areas where the government does not operate, humanitarian […]

Germany Donates over 271,000 COVID-19 Vaccines to Ethiopia

The Government of Germany has donated 271, 200 COVID-19 vaccines to Ethiopia today. Germany Embassy in Ethiopia Chargé d’Affair, Heiko Nitzschke handed over the AstraZeneca doses to Health Minister, Dr. Lia Tadesse in the presence of UNICEF Deputy Representative in Ethiopia, Michele Servadei. During the hand over ceremony, Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse said global solidarity […]

Protecting children during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

Within weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak and preventive measures being imposed, it became clear that children would bear some of the pandemic’s most far-reaching consequences. Although apparently less affected by the virus itself, children are already suffering the hidden harms of this health crisis. Risks of violence and abuse have increased in lockdown situations, threatening […]

Leaders to Gather at UN Against COVID-19 Backdrop

UNITED NATIONS — Afghanistan, climate action and the COVID-19 pandemic will be front and center next week when large numbers of world leaders return to New York for their first in-person meetings at the United Nations in more than a year. The coronavirus pandemic has slowed in-person diplomacy at the United Nations, and last September […]