Archive for April 15th, 2020

15/04/2020

WHO Is ‘One of the Best Investments’: German FM Blasts US after Trump Cuts Health Organization’s Funding

15/04/2020

Trump Halts US Funding to WHO

The U.S. is the biggest overall donor to the Geneva-based WHO, contributing more than US$400 million in 2019, roughly 15 percent of its budget.

Trump ignored reports from U.S. intelligence agencies starting in January and February that warned of the scale and danger of the new coronavirus, according to the Washington Post.Trump ignored reports from U.S. intelligence agencies starting in January and February that warned of the scale and danger of the new coronavirus, according to the Washington Post. | Photo: EFE

14 April 2020 (teleSUR)* — United States President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that his country will halt funding to the World Health Organization while his administration reviews the agency’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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15/04/2020

The COVID-19 Cash Crisis: Will the UN Cease to Exist?

Human Wrongs Watch

NEW YORK, Apr 15 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus pandemic has set off an unprecedented institutional crisis at the United Nations – funds are drying up, key meetings are cancelled and the world body is fighting for its future.

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Credit: United Nations

The chief management officer of the world body, Catherine Pollard, wrote a dire memo on 1 April, setting out the breadth of the crisis, the depth of the financial shortfall, and the emergency steps to be taken immediately to head off ruin.

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15/04/2020

Online Predators Put Millions of Children at Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown 

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Self-isolation has driven more and more children to move online during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to an unprecedented rise in screen time and raising safety risks for millions of young people, the UN said on Tuesday [14 April 2020].

© UNICEF/Lisa Adelson | Fourteen-year-old boy attends school online from home while his parents telework during the Coronavirus outbreak in New York.
15/04/2020

Hatred Going Viral in ‘Dangerous Epidemic of Misinformation’ During COVID-19 Pandemic

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — As the world battles the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and people are searching for clear facts and answers to questions, that could help save countless lives, “a dangerous epidemic of misinformation” is also spreading, the United Nations chief warned on Tuesday [14 April 2020].

© UNICEF/Lisa Adelson | Many children in the United States are attending online school from home during the coronavirus outbreak.
15/04/2020

Now Is ‘Not the Time’ to Reduce Funding for the World Health Organization in COVID-19 Fight, Urges UN Chief

Human Wrongs Watch

UN Photo / Jean Marc Ferré | UN Secretary-General António Guterres (left) with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press briefing in Geneva. (file)
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