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Ten COVID-19 vaccines seen by mid-year, head of global pharma group says

27 Nov 2020

GENEVA Ten COVID-19 vaccines could be available by the middle of next year if they win regulatory approval, but their inventors need patent protection, the head of the global pharmaceutical industry group said on Friday.

U.N. decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data

26 Nov 2020

GENEVA Police and border guards must combat racial profiling and ensure that their use of "big data" collected via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases against minorities, United Nations experts said on Thursday.

Adults, children must move more to stay fit in pandemic era - WHO

25 Nov 2020

GENEVA All adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, even more vital for well-being and mental health in the COVID-19 era, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in its first guidance in a decade.

WHO experts would like to go to Wuhan, China, to probe COVID-19 origin

25 Nov 2020

GENEVA Researchers led by the World Health Organization would like to go back to a wholesale food market in Wuhan in China to follow up initial cases of COVID-19 which emerged in the city and investigate how the virus probably first spread from bats.

China gives pledge on access for COVID origins probe - WHO

24 Nov 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) has had assurances from China that an international field trip to investigate the origins of the new coronavirus will be arranged as soon as possible, its top emergency expert said on Monday.

U.N. plans for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

20 Nov 2020

GENEVA U.N. agencies are planning for the possible arrival of 200,000 refugees in Sudan fleeing violence in Ethiopia over a six-month period, U.N officials said on Friday, with one voicing fears that the burden could "unravel" its neighbour.

U.N. plans for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

20 Nov 2020

GENEVA U.N. agencies are planning for the possible arrival of 200,000 refugees in Sudan fleeing violence in Ethiopia over a six-month period, U.N officials said on Friday, with one voicing fears that the burden could "unravel" its neighbour.

U.N. plans for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

20 Nov 2020

GENEVA U.N. agencies are planning for the possible arrival of 200,000 refugees in Sudan fleeing violence in Ethiopia over a six-month period, U.N officials said on Friday, with one voicing fears that the burden could "unravel" its neighbour.

UPDATE 2-U.N. plans for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

20 Nov 2020

* UN agencies appealing for $200 million (Adds detail throughout)

G20 leaders urged to provide funds for COVID-19 vaccines, drugs, tests

19 Nov 2020

GENEVA G20 leaders must help close a funding gap to buy vaccines, drugs and tests to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, a letter from South Africa's president, Norway's prime minister, and the heads of the World Health Organization and European Commission said.

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