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SUNS # 9099 Tuesday  14 April 2020


WHO: DG calls for global unity, end to politicization of COVID-19 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 8 April called for "global unity" and an end to the "politicization" of the COVID-19 disease that has already claimed more than 90,000 lives around the world.

Climate: Green Fund approves 6 funding proposals, amid COVID-19 pandemic (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, New Delhi)
The Board of UNFCCC's Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved USD 169.7 million for 6 projects at its 25th meeting held in Geneva from 10-12 March, including a project from Cuba that was approved despite objections from the United States (US). The GCF Board was meeting as the Covid-19 pandemic was unfolding in Europe.

Asia-Pacific: Response to COVID-19 must build a resilient, sustainable future (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
The unprecedented public health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and its multi-faceted impact on people's lives around the world is taking a heavy toll on Asia and the Pacific.

United Nations: COVID-19 & its impact on the work of disarmament (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Humanity has faced no challenge greater than COVID-19 since the Second World War.

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