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U.N. SG Renews Call For Global Cease-Fire Amid Pandemic, Warns Of ‘Generational Catastrophe’ As Children, Education Disproportionately Impacted

AP: U.N. chief appeals for cease-fires, warns pandemic wins wars “The United Nations chief is appealing for cease-fires in the world’s major conflicts, from Yemen and Libya to Afghanistan and Nagorno-Karabakh, warning that if fighting continues ‘the only winner is the pandemic.’ Secretary-General António Guterres said in an interview with…

More Than 140 Lawmakers Call On Congressional Leaders To Improve Pandemic Preparedness

CNBC: Progressive lawmakers call on congressional leaders to prepare for next pandemic “More than 100 Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives, largely progressives, are calling on congressional leaders to take steps to prepare the United States for the next pandemic and mitigate racial disparities in U.S. health care.…

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AP: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions (Winfield, 10/21). Devex: Delivering on the promise of UHC for mothers in the COVID-19 era and beyond (10/22). Devex: Experts call for ‘deeper data’ on women’s realities at U.N. World Data Forum (Cornish, 10/22). Devex: When the price of water…

E.U. Draft Proposal On WHO Reform Urges Transparency In Handling Of Disease Outbreaks; China Signals Desire To Take Active Role In Reform Process

Reuters: Exclusive: In WHO overhaul push, E.U. urges changes to handling of pandemics “The European Union wants the World Health Organization to become more transparent about how states report emerging health crises, a draft proposal on reforming the U.N. agency says, following criticism of China’s initial handling of the COVID-19…

10 Years After Cholera Arrived In Haiti, Victims Await Compensation From U.N.

AP: A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help “Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became…

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Al Jazeera: Q&A: ‘We can eradicate polio from the world’ (Aziz, 10/12). AP: Asia Today: China city says it’s tested 3 million for virus (10/13). AP: E.U. nations set to adopt common travel rules amid pandemic (Petrequin, 10/12). AP: Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases (Vahdat/DeBre, 10/12).…

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