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United Nations / humanitarian news October 2020

UNDP COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker — undp — 31 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to avoid targeting civilian populations amid peace talks — dw — 31 October 2020

The South Caucasus Imbroglio: Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict – Analysis — eurasiareview — 31 October 2020

Long-term symptoms of COVID-19 'really concerning', says WHO chief — un — 30 October 2020

UN chief has plan for eventual peacekeeping exit from Congo — AP/ctvnews — 30 October 2020

Thwart U.S. veto or await new president? WTO has leadership dilemma — reuters — 30 October 2020

Libya faces uphill battle for truth and reconciliation — dw — 30 October 2020

Climate pledges from Asia send 'extremely important' signal, says U.N. climate chief — reuters — 30 October 2020

Future pandemics likely to be deadlier and more frequent, warns UN panel — france24 — 30 October 2020

The best way to restore our forests is to let nature take its course — weforum — 30 October 2020

IOM: 140 dead in weekend migrant ship sinking off Senegal — abcnews — 29 October 2020

The great unravelling? Exploring the accelerating convergence of environmental, economic, and socio-political stresses our nations and communities — postcarbon — 28 October 2020

UNOG reports 34 new staff positive for COVID-19, totalling 91 from March (no web link) — UNOG — 28 October 2020

US blocking selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be next head of WTO — theguardian — 28 October 2020

Genocide Survivors Say Guatemalan Government is Blocking Their Fight for Justice — vice — 28 October 2020

UN Geneva Briefing: Yemen, Myanmar, Côte d'Ivoire, Tanzania, Cameroon (PDF) — UNOG — 27 October 2020

UN cancels in-person meetings after report of 5 COVID cases — apnews — 27 October 2020

UN Geneva Briefing Summary in PDF — UNOG — 23 October 2020

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in good position to become WTO chief — africanews — 26 October 2020

6 home truths from Chatham House for the new head of the WTO — weforum — 25 October 2020

IFRC: Nuclear weapons ban: “Today is an historic day. We call on world leaders to act with courage and join the right side of history” — ifrc — 24 October 2020

Now that nuclear weapons are illegal, the Pacific demands truth on decades of testing — theguardian — 24 October 2020

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce 'right' to abortion — cnn — 23 October 2020

U.S. Progressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' — thehill — 23 October 2020

Libya's rival factions sign UN-brokered 'permanent' ceasefire in Geneva — euronews — 23 October 2020

Croatia accused of brutality, sexual abuse against migrants — apnews — 23 October 2020

International donors pledge nearly $600m to support Rohingya — aljazeera — 23 October 2020

Chemical and waste management: virtual briefing organised by the Geneva Environment Network — genevasolutions — 23 October 2020

Catholic NGO boss accused of racism and abuse in Sudan — thenewhumanitarian — 22 October 2020

Early warning systems a top priority to prevent climate change disasters, says UN report — genevasolutions — 22 October 2020

Geneva Health Forum goes completely online: 16-18 November 2020 — source — 21 October 2020

ITU: Tackling the environmental cost of digital technologies — genevasolutions — 21 October 2020

Central Sahel at 'breaking point': donors pledge €1 bn in aid — dw — 20 October 2020

UN Geneva media briefing (PDF) — UNOG — 20 October 2020

Doing good with data: U.N. World Data Forum 19-21 October — genevasolutions — 19 October 2020

Libya: Military leaders resume UN-sponsored talks — aljazeera — 19 October 2020

Here’s how to rebuild trust in international travel: CommonPass for trust in health data and transparency of entry requirements. — weforum — 19 October 2020

Celebrity Endorsement of Environmental Causes: Does It Work?: it reaches new audiences but does not necessarily bring change — ecowatch — 19 October 2020

5 remote-working myths under the microscope:Just 11.6% of people surveyed say they want to return to full-time office work. — weforum — 19 October 2020

Trump announces plans to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list — cnn — 19 October 2020

Yemen’s warring sides complete largest prisoner swap in 5 years — aljazeera — 17 October 2020

New UNEP report on how financial institutions can aid shift to more sustainable circular economies — unep — 13 October 2020

U.S. threatens sanctions after U.N. arms embargo against Iran expires — cnbc — 18 October 2020

Humanitarian Accountability Report (HAR) 2020 — chsalliance — 6 October 2020

Debt cancellation needed to help poorest countries: World Bank president — reuters — 5 October 2020

UNECE Sustainable Cities Week promotes sustainable urban development for a resilient future — unece — 4 October 2020

A special videoconferenced session of the "Geneva Trade Week" on accession to the WTO takes place — uzdaily — 3 October 2020

'Enough is enough: new pact, same misery for migrants and refugees' — genevasolutions — 2 October 2020

New joint programme will support countries in upholding rights and dignity of older persons during COVID-19 and beyond: 9 of 10 deaths in UNECE region are over 65s — unece — 2 October 2020

UN chief: World is living in 'shadow of nuclear catastrophe' — yahoo/AP — 2 October 2020

Calls for punishment, aid sector reform after sex abuse scandal in Congo — thenewhumanitarian — 2 October 2020

Julian Assange extradition verdict to be delivered on January 4 — aljazeera — 2 October 2020

UN agencies including UNICEF, WHO probe claims of sex abuse by DR Congo workers — france24 — 1 October 2020

UN agencies including UNICEF, WHO probe claims of sex abuse by DR Congo workers — france24 — 1 October 2020

St Gallen study: Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology — theconversation — 1 October 2020

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