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Davos set to host World Economic Forum, Ukraine crisis, climate change key focus

The World Economic Forum (WEF) said the Annual Meeting 2022 will focus on 'history at a turning point', the theme of the summit

22 May 2022 10:13 AM

UN gives $20 million to scale up Ukraine humanitarian aid

UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said the $20 million will support emergency operations along the contact line

25 Feb 2022 9:47 AM

WHO: New COVID cases drop by 19 per cent globally, deaths stable

Over 16 million new COVID-19 infections and about 75,000 deaths were reported worldwide last week

17 Feb 2022 12:38 AM

WHO chief warns against talk of 'endgame' in pandemic

Conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge, it's dangerous to assume omicron is the last one

24 Jan 2022 9:46 PM

COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50%, deaths stable, says WHO

Last week, WHO noted a pandemic record high of 9.5 million new infections in a single week

12 Jan 2022 4:40 PM

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Omicron quickly overtaking Delta globally in terms of circulation: WHO

Omicron is becoming the dominant variant that is being detected

12 Jan 2022 10:05 AM

Omicron risk remains 'very high', says WHO

The WHO noted that the rapid growth rate is likely to be a combination of both immune evasion and intrinsic increased transmissibility

29 Dec 2021 10:54 AM

WHO warns of 'toxic mix' as EU chief mulls mandatory Covid jabs

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates also recorded their first cases of Omicron, making the Gulf the latest region to be affected

02 Dec 2021 11:10 AM

Countries should accelerate vaccinations, stresses WHO as new variant poses high risk

The emergence of the omicron variant has fulfilled predictions of scientists who warned the elevated transmission of virus

30 Nov 2021 9:18 AM

Not yet clear if Omicron more transmissible, causes severe disease, says WHO

The WHO said all variants of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, can cause severe disease or death

29 Nov 2021 8:00 AM

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WHO to meet on Friday to assess new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

The latest variant is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far

26 Nov 2021 12:51 PM

WHO to revive probe into COVID-19 origins, report says

The world health body is assembling a team of 20 scientists to hunt for new evidence

27 Sep 2021 8:55 AM

WHO chief thanks India for resumption of COVID vaccine export

Ghebreyesus also said that the move will help WHO to reach its goal of 40 per cent vaccination in all countries by the end of the year

22 Sep 2021 11:00 AM

WHO warns new Mu variant of COVID-19 could be more vaccine-resistant

The new 'variant of interest' is being closely monitored, the UN health agency said

02 Sep 2021 2:55 PM

Greta Thunberg's generation most likely to believe climate change is a crisis: poll

70% of people under 18 believe climate change is a global emergency versus 58% of those over 60

27 Jan 2021 8:52 PM

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How world handled COVID-19: WHO promises 'honest evaluation' after Trump's criticism

The panel will provide an interim report to an annual meeting of health ministers in November and present a “substantive report” next May

10 Jul 2020 10:02 AM

'No excuse' for countries that fail in contact tracing, says WHO chief Tedros

“Although many countries have made some progress, globally the pandemic is actually speeding up,” Tedros Adhanom said

30 Jun 2020 12:42 PM

IATA suggests alternative to traveller quarantines

Quarantine measures may play a role in keeping people safe but they will also keep many unemployed, said IATA's Director General

25 Jun 2020 12:35 PM

WTO: Global trade set to shrink 18.5% in Q2

The global trade body said that in the first quarter, the volume of merchandise trade shrank by 3% year-on-year.

23 Jun 2020 3:26 PM

IATA issues criteria for COVID-19 testing in air travel process

If testing is required as part of the travel process, it is recommended at departure, said IATA

17 Jun 2020 4:04 PM

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