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News | 07/09/2020
Digital Contact Tracing and Data Privacy Challenges in the Age of COVID-19
Digital contact tracing apps—tools that harness smartphone data to monitor physical proximity between people to prevent the spread of coronavirus—show immense promise, but with that promise come concerns about security and privacy.
UN Helps NYC in Fight Against COVID-19
Blog | 04/02/2020
In coordination with U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, the UN donated 250,000 face masks to New York City frontline health workers.
Socially Distanced, Globally Connected
Blog | 03/25/2020
The desire for increased global cooperation couldn’t be clearer. Some might argue that these results are only a reflection of heightened anxieties, since the U.S. is still climbing toward the top of the COVID-19 curve. Perhaps. It is equally possible that the coronavirus pandemic will mark a turning point in the American psyche, a moment when the reality of our global interconnectedness, whether we like it or not, will be indelibly stamped on us all.
Documentary Underscores Importance of Women in UN Peacekeeping
Blog | 07/29/2019
According to the UN, between 1957 and 1989, only 20 uniformed women served as UN peacekeepers. While that number has grown to nearly five percent of total uniformed personnel in UN peacekeeping today, the gender gap persists.
The Fight of Our Lives: How UN Peacekeepers are Helping Combat Congo’s Deadly Ebola Outbreak
Blog | 07/21/2019
UN Peacekeepers have existed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in some form since 1960. The current peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, was established in 2010 in the aftermath of the African World War, which killed 5 million people. Now UN Peacekeepers are taking on a new responsibility: fighting Ebola.
Spotlighting the UN’s Role in Combating the Opioid Crisis
Blog | 05/29/2019
According to the 2018 World Drug Report, the production of opium is at the highest level ever recorded, and drug trafficking of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl continues to grow rapidly, online and across borders.
RT @MelissaFleming: It's #InternationalPodcastDay! 🎧 I am a big believer in the power of human stories to educate & generate empathy & the…
Over the past 75 years, the @UN played an essential role in preventing, mitigating or resolving conflicts all over the world. But now that progress is at risk. https://t.co/LTOfw6jmex https://t.co/Ppqj4UwZqh
Ending our relationship with @WHO will have consequences that extend beyond #COVID19. Progress in fighting diseases such as polio, measles, and HIV-AIDS could be at serious risk. https://t.co/DNfVzsWkI9 https://t.co/lTUzvExMXN
RT @JoinUN75: It is our pleasure to unveil the first #UN75 mural! We're honoured to leave a mark on #NewYorkCity & hope to raise awareness…