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Release inmates in Yemen to avert nationwide COVID-19 outbreak, experts urge An international panel of human rights experts called today for the immediate release of political prisoners and detainees in war-ravaged Yemen to help avert a nationwide outbreak of COVID-19.
UN helps Pacific prepare for COVID-19 pandemic, warns that children are ‘hidden victims’ United Nations agencies are working together to provide vital support to Pacific Island countries as they rally to combat COVID-19 outbreaks across the region. 
$2.5 trillion COVID-19 rescue package needed for world’s emerging economies The economic fallout from COVID-19 is likely to get “much worse” before it gets better for some six billion people living in developing economies, the UN said on Monday, in an appeal for a $2.5 trillion rescue package to boost ...
COVID-19 stoking xenophobia, hate and exclusion, minority rights expert warns Combatting the COVID-19 pandemic must also include stamping out what one independent human rights expert has called the “darker sides” of the disease: verbal and physical attacks against Chinese and other minority communities, and excluding them from access to healthcare.
First Person: Hawaii’s ‘silver tsunami’: the challenge of caring for kupuna elders The 17 goals agreed by the global community to reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet are the responsibility of all people, wherever they are in the world, according to the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs represent ...
First Person: False promises in Mauritania Women and girls face particular challenges as migrants, whatever their reason for leaving their country of origin. UN agencies are learning more about these difficulties, and how to address them.
COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers 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 ...
COVID-19: UN envoy hails strong Israel-Palestine cooperation Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, has praised the coordination between the Israeli and Palestine authorities in reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First Person: Heartbreak and hope – one doctor’s story from China’s coronavirus ground zero Xiang Lu is one of the thousands of Chinese doctors who was dispatched to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in the hardest-hit province of Hubei, as it reached its peak. When UN News spoke to him on 23 March, he said ...
Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries UN Peacekeeping radio stations have in recent decades helped build support for peace process in a dozen countries around the world including Cambodia, Croatia, Namibia and Timor-Leste.  
Critical work of UN ‘largely uninterrupted’, despite unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the United Nations to operate in new ways, its vital work worldwide continues largely uninterrupted, heads of UN principal organs assured Member States, during a joint briefing on Friday held online.
UNFPA advocates for women, girls suffering unseen impacts of COVID-19 pandemic The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is pledging support for those suffering from invisible impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including women and girls whose access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care may be disrupted. 
Protect ‘healthcare heroes’ from COVID-19, urges UN rights expert States and business leaders must step up efforts to ensure that the selfless doctors, nurses, first-responders and other medical professionals working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic receive adequate protective equipment, a UN rights expert said on Friday.
Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way Migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of health care around the world. The number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who move from developing countries to take up posts in developed countries is expected to ...
USAGov’s Guide for Seniors In honor of Older Americans Month, these tips can help empower you to meet the challenges of getting older and make the most of life.
Protect Yourself and Your Money Every Day Stay safe and informed, know what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and how to address it by visiting USA.gov.
Preventing Addiction: Share Your Story During National Prevention Week, May 13-19, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) encourages families to take action today for a healthier tomorrow.
Get Help with Living Expenses Learn about federal government benefit programs for low income earners that can help pay for food, housing, healthcare, and other expenses.
USAGov's Fireworks Safety Tips for the Fourth of July Follow these tips when using fireworks to ensure you and your family have a fun and safe Fourth of July.
Eight Steps to Patent Your Invention Have you invented something new, useful, and non-obvious, and want to patent it? Patenting an invention can be challenging, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office can help.
USAGov's Guide to the Fourth of July Each year Americans celebrate what many call the “nation's birthday” with firework shows, parades, and patriotic ceremonies. Here’s USAGov’s list of ways to celebrate Independence Day.

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