COVID-19-Related Violations to Dominate UN Rights Council Agenda

GENEVA – COVID-19’s impact on efforts to combat gross human rights violations will be a major focus of the 46th regular session of the U.N. Human Rights Council. The four-week session, which starts Monday in Geneva, will be held virtually because of th…

Posted in General February 21, 2021

WHO: ‘Growing Movement Behind Vaccine Equity’

The World Health Organization says it welcomes the recent pledges of coronavirus vaccines from several Western countries to the international health group that will help ensure an equitable allocation of vaccines to countries around the world.“There is…

Posted in General February 20, 2021

Biden Tours Pfizer Vaccine Production Center

U.S. President Joe Biden toured a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing plant Friday afternoon outside Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he touted his administration’s plans to distribute the vaccine to Americans, even as winter weather across the country cau…

Posted in General February 19, 2021

UN: Huge Changes in Society Needed to Make Peace with Nature

Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, so the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life, a new United Nations report said.Unlike past U.N. …

Posted in General February 18, 2021

Zimbabwe Rolls Out Coronavirus Vaccination Program

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe rolled out its COVID-19 vaccine program Thursday, with health workers getting the first of 200,000 Sinopharm vaccines donated by China.Officials applauded after Zimbabwe’s vice president, Constantino Chiwenga, received his v…

Posted in General February 18, 2021