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The #coronavirus  pandemic may have led to a drop in greenhouse gases, but a shift to a green economy is the only way to solve the #climatemergency , says @UNEnvironment  chief Inger Andersen

Amid rising numbers of #COVID19  infections and deaths, @WHO  stressed that the solution to beating the pandemic lies in having clean hands, more than hopes for a speedy vaccine.

#ICYMI Containing #COVID19in  India, which hosts one-sixth of the world’s population, will require efforts not only by the Government, but also the population at large.

In this photo gallery, @UN  News takes you behind the scenes Headquarters in New York, as the world was faced with an unprecedented global pandemic.

In our latest Resident Coordinator blog, @dtrebucq  , RC for the Caribbean, on how the @UN  is supporting the region's most vulnerable during the #Coronavirus  pandemic.

There has been a slight improvement in the climate during the #coronavirus  pandemic, due to a drop in human activity. But a sustainable approach is needed to tackle the #climate  crisis. CC @UNEnvironment 

In cooperation with @WHOIraq , the #Covid19  Crisis Cell of @BasraUniversity  in southern #Iraq  has successfully produced urgently-needed laboratory supplies to speed up the testing of suspected cases.

#COVID19 is by no means a “silver lining” for the environment, according to @UNEP  chief @andersen_inger .

Many migrants, bring useful skills and experience to their adopted country.

According to @UNEnvironment , visible, positive i #COVID19pacts  of – whether through improved air quality or reduced greenhouse gas emissions – are but temporary, because they come on the back of tragic economic slowdown + human distress.


The @UN  Security Council met behind closed doors for the first time in more than 50 years Friday, for direct discussions over Kashmir.

Last week at #UNGA , was joined by , ambassadors & & many more to launch – UN's strategy for young people to take lead for More #Youth2030in  our story #GlobalGoals 

50,000 women killed by intimate partners or family members in 2017, making home the most dangerous place for women, finds new report #UNNewsStory  #16Days  #ENDviolence  #OrangeTheWorld 

Independent report from _HRC Commission of Inquiry into Gaza fence demos by Palestinians "found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli security forces committed serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law".

“If the international community is serious about the fight against #COVID19  + the eradication of food + nutrition insecurity, States need to refrain...from direct + indirect interference with access to food,” said @UN  expert @UN_SPExperts_ @HilalElverSPExperts

"If we went by the principle that those affected by a problem should be in charge of determining the solution, then the majority of the world's peace negotiators, foreign ministers, & diplomats would be women." - Special Envoy . She w #AngelinaJolies  at the today:

On #ClimateEmergency , "schoolchildren have grasped its urgency better than global leaders", says @antonioguterres  at #Lisboa21  - we need to take a seat "at your table" says @UN  chief. Full story:

Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, #CycloneIdai  has created "inland oceans running for mile after mile, with water above tree-level" says on the ground . Emergency "bigger by the hour".