UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’ NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a «horrifying global surge in domestic violence» directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, UN News informs.
Global economy could shrink by 1 pct in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic: UN UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM The global economy could shrink by up to 1 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may contract even further if restrictions on economic activities are extended without adequate fiscal responses, according to analysis released Wednesday by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).
COVID-19 impact on weather observation concerns UN body GENEVA. KAZINFORM The UN weather body on Wednesday expressed concern over the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on weather observations, noting that much of its data comes from commercial airlines whose flights have dramatically declined in much of the world.
UN calls for multilateral Covid-19 response totaling 10 pct. of world GDP UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday issued a worldwide call to deal with the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic with «a large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive multilateral response amounting to at least 10 per cent of global GDP.»
UN urges $2.5 trillion to support developing countries GENEVA. KAZINFORM The UN trade and development body on Monday called for a $2.5-trillion package for two-thirds of developing countries, excluding China, to «turn expressions of international solidarity into meaningful global action» amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - On behalf of the city, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was on hand to receive 250,000 face masks donated by the UN on Saturday, destined for health workers in the metropolis that is home to the Organization’s Headquarters.
COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’ NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - In an appeal issued on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind.
UN chief hopes Nowruz will bring harmony, celebration of common humanity TEHRAN. KAZINFORM United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the occasion of Nowruz the international day, 21 March 2020, said he hoped that amid sadness over coronavirus, Nowruz will bring harmony, celebration of common humanity.
Elbasy condoles with UN upon death of Javier Perez de Cuellar NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences to the UN Secretary General António Guterres upon the death of the Organization’s ex-Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Kazinform learnt from Elbasy.kz.
Kazakhstan attends sessions of UN Human Rights Council and Conference on Disarmament GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The Kazakh delegation, led by Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi, participated in sessions of the high-level segment of the UN Human Rights Council and the Conference on Disarmament, Kazinform reports with the reference to the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
UN, OSCE experts: Kazakhstan is world leader in repatriating its citizens from conflict zones in Middle East NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev took part in the Joint Regional High-level Conference on Foreign Terrorist Fighters – Addressing Current Challenges which was organized on February 11-12, 2020 in Vienna by the OSCE, the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), Switzerland and Albania’s OSCE Chairmanship, the press service of the Kazakh MFA informs.
KazNU rector meets with UN Under Secretary General ALMATY. KAZINFORM - Rector of Al-Farabi KazNU, Academician Galym Mutanov met with UN Under Secretary General Fabrizio Hochschild and the representative of the United Nations Department of Global Communications Vlastimil Samek on the sidelines of the international forum the Digital Future of Global Economy in Almaty Friday, Kazinform has learnt from the university’s press service.
UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Kazakhstan next week NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Fabrizio Hochschild, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, is set to visit Kazakhstan in January 31-February 1, Kazinform has learnt from the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aibek Smadiyarov.