UN News Daily Wrap 4/28/2022

 

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Learn from the pandemic to strengthen workplace safety: UN labour agency

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how effective dialogue between employers, workers and governments, is the best way to strengthen safety and health at work, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report published on Thursday. 

Health

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DAILY WRAP28 April 2022
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‘The world sees you’ UN chief tells Ukrainians, pledging to boost support

Describing Ukraine as “an epicenter of unbearable heartache and pain”, the UN chief took to the podium alongside its president in Kyiv on Thursday, vowing to increase support for the people amidst the suffering, and the millions displaced in the wake of Russia’s invasion.

Peace and Security
UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam
West Darfur: Health workers, children, among 200 killed in ‘senseless and brutal attacks’

Recent intercommunal violence in areas of West Darfur, Sudan, that has left scores dead, including two health workers, must stop immediately, a senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 

Peace and Security
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Guterres in Ukraine: War is ‘evil’ and unacceptable, calls for justice

UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited sites of suspected war crimes in Ukraine on Thursday, where he condemned the “evil” acts committed against civilians and urged criminal accountability.

Peace and Security
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General Assembly reviews global progress towards sustainable urbanization

With six in 10 people expected to be living in cities by the end of the decade, the UN General Assembly met on Thursday to examine progress towards implementing a 2016 framework on sustainable urbanization. 

SDGs
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Lula trial in Brazil violated due process, says UN rights panel

The prosecution of Brazil’s former President, Luiz da Silva, violated his right to a fair trial, his right to privacy and his political rights, the UN Human Rights Committee has found.

Human Rights
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Tech needs girls, and girls need tech

More and more young women and girls are highlighting the importance of access and safety in the digital world. Marking International Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday, UN agencies have issued a call to action to ensure equal access to digital learning opportunities.

Culture and Education
ILO Photo/Yacine Imadalou
Learn from the pandemic to strengthen workplace safety: UN labour agency

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how effective dialogue between employers, workers and governments, is the best way to strengthen safety and health at work, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report published on Thursday. 

Health
GEF/Patrizia Cocca
Small solutions, big impacts: 5 community-based projects tackling climate change

There are thousands of small-scale, community driven initiatives making a huge difference in people’s lives and contributing to efforts to curb global warming.

Climate and Environment

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