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There has been a lot of misinformation on COVID-19:  no, putting pepper in your soup won’t help and house flies do not transmit the virus, these are some of the rumours.  Help us put it straight – stamp  out the rumours – be properly informed – have a look at the WHO myth buster page.

You can also find more information and keep
up to date  on the UN Coronavirus Global
Emergency Site. 

Science, Solidarity, Solutions.

Secretary-General’s message on World Health Day

On this World Health Day, we highlight the inequalities and injustices of our health systems.

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed how unequal our societies are.

Within countries, illness and death from COVID-19 has been higher among people and communities that contend with poverty, unfavourable living and working conditions, discrimination and social exclusion. Continue reading

Counter hate-driven movements, Guterres urges, reflecting on genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

As the world marks the grim anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the massacre were also killed, the United Nations Secretary-General called for concerted efforts to defeat hate-driven movements to prevent history from repeating itself. More

Perseverance, Partnership, Progress Exhibit

The new exhibit Perseverance, Partnership, Progress created and organized by UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS),  is launching on Wednesday, 31 March, in advance of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April). This exhibit highlights the women and men who, in the face of great challenges, including ongoing and protracted conflicts, new insurgencies, fresh contamination, and the COVID-19 pandemic, steadfastly and diligently continued their work to find and disarm landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. It features stories of survivors of explosive ordnance accidents, beneficiaries and partners working together to advance progress in mine action. View here