International Organizations United Nations

  • GENEVA, Feb 24- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to prevent the novel coronavirus epidemic from spiraling into a crisis with "dramatic consequences" for global health and the world economy. Guterres, speaking to reporters during a visit to the World Health Organization center for managing emergencies, called for...

  • WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CHIEF TEDROS SAYS FOR THE MOMENT WE ARE NOT WITNESSING THE UNCONTAINED GLOBAL SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS AND WE NOT WITNESSING LARGE-SCALE DEATHS.

  • GENEVA, Feb 24- The World Health Organization no longer has a process for declaring a pandemic, but the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak remains an international emergency, a spokesman said on Monday. Fears of a coronavirus pandemic grew on Monday after sharp rises in new cases reported in Iran, Italy and South Korea, although China relaxed restrictions on...

  • GENEVA, Feb 24- The World Health Organization no longer has a process for declaring a pandemic, but the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak remains an international emergency, a spokesman said on Monday. The Geneva- based agency, which declared the H1N1 swine flu outbreak a pandemic in 2009, declared the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in December a...

  • Feb 22- China reported a sharp decrease in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but a doubling of infections in South Korea and 10 new cases in Iran added to unease about its rapid spread and global reach. *China has reported a total of 75,569 cases of the virus known as COVID-19, including 2,239 deaths. *The World Health Organization is concerned about...

  • GENEVA/ LONDON, Feb 20- A continued decline in the number of new cases of coronavirus infections in China is encouraging, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, while warning that infections outside the country could still spread. "We are encouraged by this trend but this is no time for complacency," the WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

  • GENEVA/ LONDON, Feb 20- A continued decline in the number of new cases of coronavirus infections in China is encouraging, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, while warning that infections outside the country could still spread. "We are encouraged by this trend but this is no time for complacency," the WHO's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

  • GENEVA, Feb 20- A continued decline in the number of new cases of coronavirus infections in China is encouraging, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, but it is too early to know if this trend will continue. "We are encouraged by this trend but this is no time for complacency," the WHO's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a briefing in Geneva.

  • GENEVA, Feb 20- A continued decline in the number of new cases of coronavirus infections in China is encouraging, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, but it is too early to know if this trend will continue. "We are encouraged by this trend but this is no time for complacency," the WHO's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a briefing in Geneva.

  • GENEVA, Feb 20- A continued decline in the number of new cases of coronavirus infections in China is encouraging, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, but it is too early to know if this trend will continue. "We are encouraged by this trend but this is no time for complacency," the WHO's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a briefing in Geneva.

  • A Tunisian female protester waves the flag of Palestine as she attends a national march held on the main avenue Habib Bourguiba to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan on February 05, 2020.

    Including women in the global peace process is both the "right thing" to do and the "smart thing" to do, Lana Nusseibeh, the UAE's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations said this week.

  • A fighter loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government (GNA) gestures during a clash with forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar at the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya May 21, 2019.

    It is imperative that those who breach the embargo are held to account, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday.

  • MUNICH, Feb 15- The coronavirus outbreak is still an emergency for China and it is impossible to tell where the epidemic will spread, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said on Saturday. Tedros told the Munich Security Conference in Germany he was encouraged by actions China had taken to slow the spread of virus but was...

  • GENEVA/ LONDON Feb 14- A World Health Organization- led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend and will focus on how the new coronavirus is spreading and the severity of the disease, the WHO's director-general said on Friday. "The goal of the joint mission is to rapidly inform the next steps in the COVID-19 response and preparedness...

  • WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TEDROS SAYS WE NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT INFECTION OF 1,760 CHINESE HEALTH WORKERS, INCLUDING TIME PERIOD AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

  • GENEVA, Feb 12- The number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus in China has stabilised, but the apparent slowdown in the epidemic spread should be viewed with "extreme caution", the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. He added that a WHO-led advance team that travelled to China earlier this week had made "good progress" on the...

  • GENEVA, Feb 12- The number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus in China has stabilised, but that apparent slowdown in the epidemic spread should be viewed with "extreme caution", the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. "This outbreak could still go in any direction," the WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a...

  • GENEVA, Feb 12- The United Nations human rights office issued a report on Wednesday on companies it said have business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, drawing ire from Israel but winning praise from Palestinians. It said it had identified 112 business entities which it has reasonable grounds to conclude have ties with Israeli settlements- 94...

  • GENEVA, Feb 11- China's coronavirus outbreak poses a "very grave threat for the rest of the world" and should be viewed as "Public Enemy Number 1", the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to step up measures to detect and contain the virus, especially in at least 30 countries with...

  • GENEVA, Feb 11- China's coronavirus outbreak poses a "very grave threat for the rest of the world", the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday in an appeal for sharing virus samples and speeding up research into drugs and vaccines. "With 99% of cases in China, this remains very much an emergency for that country, but one that holds a very grave threat for...