Oct 16, 2020 (United Nations News) Lessons learnt from efforts to address the global pandemic must be used to “do things right for the future”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, addressing a gathering of leading parliamentarians. Oct 16, 2020 Climate emergency already upon us “Even before the virus, our societies were on shaky footing, with rising inequalities, worsening degradation of the environment, shrinking civic space, inadequate public health and untenable social frictions rooted in governance failures and a lack of opportunities,” said Mr. Guterres. “And so we cannot go back to what was, but rather must turn the recovery into a real opportunity to do things right for the future”, he added. In his remarks online to the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, the Secretary-General said that COVID-19 was highlighting the challenges plaguing societies and had exposed some major systemic fragilities. Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Read more at: United Nations News Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and planet – Guterres(United Nations News) UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments to incorporate “meaningful” climate action in all aspects of recovery from the global pandemic. Addressing ministers at a virtual meeting on sustainable recovery from COVID-19 on Thursday, the UN chief said that the world is confronting two urgent crises: COVID-19 and climate change. …September 4, 2020In “CCCCC”UN launches major humanitarian appeal to keep COVID-19 from ‘circling back around the globe’(United Nations News) To confront the unprecedented worldwide challenge posed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, top UN officials on Wednesday, launched a massive humanitarian appeal to mitigate its impact, particularly on fragile countries with weak health systems. At a joint virtual press briefing, Secretary-General António Guterres, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Mark…March 25, 2020In “CARPHA”Generations of Progress for Women, Girls Could be Lost to COVID Pandemic – UN Chief(United Nations News) Highlighting the disproportionate and devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls globally, The UN chief António Guterres called on Monday for a major push to prevent “years, even generations” worth of progress on women’s empowerment, from being lost to the pandemic. In an address to a virtual…September 1, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 15, 2020 The Secretary-General underscored that this is all the more important in responding to the climate crisis, with climate-related destruction continuing to intensify and ambition for climate action falling short of what is needed.