Tuesday, 29 September 2020

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UN Security Council to talk Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

29 Sep 2020 Foreign Affairs News Desk

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency talks today about Armenia and Azerbaijan’s clashes over the long-disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Nearly one hundred people, including civilians have been killed since violence erupted Sunday. Fighting has intensified along the effective Read More
Worldwide COVID-19 deaths pass over one million

29 Sep 2020 Foreign Affairs News Desk

More than one million people have now died of COVID-19 worldwide. As per the Worldometer record as at September 29, 2020 at 13:07 GMT, Coronavirus infected cases reach 33,605,858 while the death toll crosses 1,007,492. The recovered numbers are 24,913,231. Read More
Today- September 29, World Heart Day

29 Sep 2020 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Every year, September 29 world celebrates World Heart Day. Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world's leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that Read More
Qatar-UN sign MoU on UNOCT in Doha

29 Sep 2020 Foreign Affairs News Desk

The State of Qatar and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed the contribution agreement to support the International Center for Behavioral Insights on Counter-Terrorism. Established in Doha, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Read More
COVID-19 rapid tests at US $5 for poor countries

29 Sep 2020 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator organizations involved in the milestone agreement include the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Foundation for Innovative New Read More
33rd UN-Water meet begins today in Sweden

29 Sep 2020 IISD

The 33rd UN-Water meeting will bring together representatives from UN-Water members and partners for a virtual discussion on challenges for international water and sanitation policy issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities to coordinate the work of their respective Read More
Dengue treatment thru Smartphones

28 Sep 2020 Fatima Arkin

Ordinary smartphone cameras are capable of accurately determining the hydration severity of dengue patients to determine care and management by analyzing the color of their urine samples, says a new study. Lucy Lum, an author of the study and Professor Read More
COVID-19 may claim over half a million TB deaths

28 Sep 2020 Sanjeet Bagcchi

The world could see an additional 525,000 TB deaths in 2021 as a result of disruptions to public health delivery systems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a survey, done by global civil society networks, indicates that measures and Read More
COVID-19 puts ‘world diplomacy’ at pause

28 Sep 2020 Arun Ranjit

This year’s UN General Assembly was something different than in the past. World’s Heads of the State and Governments were not gather at the United Nations headquarters beautifully overlooking Manhattan's East River, for UN General Assembly but instead the UN Read More
Today 9/27: World Tourism Day

27 Sep 2020 Foreign Affairs News Desk

World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September, with celebrations led by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods Read More