UN says Covid-19 pandemic created an ‘unparalleled’ employment crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an “unparalleled” global labor market crisis that will affect the employment market for years, the International Labor Organization said in a report Wednesday. The U.N. agency said that “all countries have suffered a sharp deterioration in employment and national income, which has aggravated existing inequalities and risks inflicting longer-term `scarring’ […]

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In meeting with UN chief, Jaishankar discusses the ‘Covid challenge’

Effective global vaccine solutions to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and regional challenges in India’s neighbourhood, especially the situation in Afghanistan, figured prominently in a meeting between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and UN chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday. Jaishankar’s meeting with UN Secretary-General Guterres in New York was the first major engagement of his five-day […]

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UN team in India helping authorities to address Covid-19: Top official

The UN team in India is supporting authorities to address the Covid-19 pandemic, including combating misinformation, a spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said. Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told reporters at the daily press briefing on Monday that the UN team in India is working to promote the Secretary-General’s ‘Verified’ campaign, […]

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Unicef sends 3,000 oxygen concentrators to India to combat second Covid-19 wave

The United Nations (UN) children’s agency has sent critical life-saving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, and other equipment to help India combat a “devastating new wave” of Covid-19. Unicef also said it is continuing to support the Indian government in the acceleration of its national vaccine rollout to equitably reach all population groups. […]

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