Sophie Wessex delivers a speech at a virtual UN event for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sophie Wessex delivers a powerful speech on sexual violence via video link at United Nations event, saying the world ‘must listen to the survivors’ Royal was spoke on International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict Sophie, 55,  appeared virtually at the United Nations event to raise awareness She said: ‘The number of … Read more

George Floyd’s family lawyer sends ‘urgent’ request for the UN to intervene in the investigation

The lawyer representing the family of George Floyd has urged the United Nations to intervene in the investigation of the black man’s police-related slaying.  Attorney Ben Crump has written an ‘urgent appeal’, asking the UN to encourage the US to press federal criminal charges against four Minneapolis officers involved when Floyd, 46, was killed while being … Read more

‘Safety stamp’ launched by World Travel & Tourism Council for hygienic destinations

‘Safety stamp’ launched by World Travel & Tourism Council for ‘hygienic’ destinations and businesses in bid to reassure holidaymakers and speed up tourism recovery Saudi Arabia, Barcelona, Portugal, Cancun and Seville all back the stamp The initiative is also backed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization Businesses can use the stamp once hygiene protocols … Read more

Coronavirus: UN social distancing app 1point5 beset by flaws

UN’s coronavirus social distancing app 1point5 is ‘barely functional’ and could lead to dozens of false-positives as it alerts the user to the presence of any nearby Bluetooth device – not just smartphones The 1point5 app is designed to alert people if someone else is less than 5ft away  UN Technology Innovation Labs built the … Read more

Every destination worldwide now has coronavirus travel restrictions in place says the UNWTO

Revealed: All 217 destinations in the world now have coronavirus travel restrictions, representing the most severe curbs on movement in history Study by the UNWTO analysed travel restrictions for 217 destinations  Of these, 45% have totally or partially closed their borders to tourist arrivals  Meanwhile, 30% have totally or partially suspended international flights  Here’s how … Read more

No evidence recovered covid patients can’t be re-infected World Health Organisation says

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that there was currently ‘no evidence’ that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second coronavirus infection. In a statement, the United Nations agency warned against issuing ‘immunity passports’ or ‘risk-free certificates’ to people who have been infected, saying the practice … Read more

Coronavirus Africa: UN warns THREE MILLION could die

Africa could see anywhere between 300,000 and 3.3 million deaths due to coronavirus, according to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). It warned that if the continent does not implement measures to prevent the spread of the virus then total infections could spiral out of control and reach 1.2 billion.  But if intense social distancing … Read more