UN Roundup - Nelson Mandela virtual lecture
13 July 2020.
On today's UN Round-up:
1 - COVID update & UNAIDS warns that the world’s HIV response is still failing children.
2 - Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’, says World Food Programme (WFP)
3 - The 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday 18 July 2020 at 3pm (Swiss time). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the lecture will, for the first time, be an online-only event (delivered from the UN headquarters in New York City).
“There are 10 million people who are facing (an) acute food shortage, and we are ringing the alarm bell for these people, because their situation is deteriorating because of escalation of conflict of course, and because of the lockdowns and the constraints and the social-economic impact of the coronavirus,” she said. “Those people cannot go to find work, they have to stay home, they cannot feed themselves and their families.” - Elisabeth Byrs, WFP spokesperson
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