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  • UN estimates that Coronavirus COVID-19 wipes 50 Billion Dollars off Global Exports in February alone, as IMF pledges Support for Vulnerable Nations

    UN estimates that Coronavirus COVID-19 wipes 50 Billion Dollars off Global Exports in February alone, as IMF pledges Support for Vulnerable Nations| site |





    (March 4, 2020) - - Today (March 4, 2020), the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    The extent of the damage to the global economy caused by novel coronavirus COVID-19 moved further into focus on Wednesday as UN economists announced a likely $50 billion drop in worldwide manufacturing exports in February alone.



    In remarks made at a joint press conference with the head of the World Bank Group, the IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, said that the UN-backed global funds would make up the shortfall, in effect, by offering to inject around $50 billion into low-income and emerging market nations, pending requests for support. "Thanks to the generosity of our shareholders, we have about $1 trillion in overall lending cap...
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  • World Health Organization February 16, 2020 Update on COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

    World Health Organization February 16, 2020 Update on COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region| site |




    (February 16, 2020) - - Today (February 16, 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information: Cairo, Egypt, 16 February, 2020 - The World Health Organization announces a total of nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region as of 16 February 2020. Eight cases were reported in by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention between 29 January and 9 February, and one case was reported by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population on 14 February. The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates has reported that 3 COVID-2019 cases have fully recovered and were released from hospital on 9 and 14 February. The confirmed case in Egypt is asymptomatic and was identified through contact screening of an index case who travelled to Cairo between 21 January and 4 Feb...
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  • Pan American Health Organization prepares a further 9 Countries in the Americas for Laboratory Diagnosis of New Coronavirus

    Pan American Health Organization prepares a further 9 Countries in the Americas for Laboratory Diagnosis of New Coronavirus | site |




    (February 14, 2020) - - Today (February 14, 2020), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) provided the following information:

    Washington D.C., 14 February 2020 (PAHO) – Efforts to ensure that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are prepared to carry out laboratory diagnosis of new coronavirus (COVID-19) have continued this week with a training in Mexico City, held by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Mexican Ministry of Health’s Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE).

    The training, which was carried out from 12-13 February, was attended by virologists from 6 Central American countries (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua), as well as from Cuba and the Dominican Republic.



    “During this workshop,
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  • Pan American Health Organization prepares 8 Caribbean Countries for Laboratory Diagnosis of New Coronavirus

    Pan American Health Organization prepares 8 Caribbean Countries for Laboratory Diagnosis of New Coronavirus| site |




    (February 12, 2020) - - Today (February 12, 2020), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) provided the following information:

    Washington D.C., 12 February 2020 (PAHO) – Virology experts from the Pan American Health Organization have travelled to the Caribbean region to ensure that laboratory specialists are trained and equipped to identify and respond to potential imported cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).



    “Providing countries with the reagents and knowledge needed to perform early diagnosis is key for outbreak response and protecting our populations.”



    Training in the Caribbean began in Suriname, followed by Barbados and Haiti, and will continue later this week in Jamaica, Belize and Dominica. Next week, PAHO experts will travel to Bahamas and Guyana to complete...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says The West Is Winning

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says The West Is Winning

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says The West Is Winning| site |




    Munich, Germany - - (February 15, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following transcript of a speech U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered at the Munich Security Conference:


    SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone. It’s great to be with you all. Foreign dignitaries, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, members of Congress, who are with us here today, it’s my honor to be here this morning. It’s great to be back at the Munich Security Conference. I was just talking with some of the leaders. I’ve been here many times. I came here with Senator McCain. I came here as the CIA director. I’m also not new to Munich. If you’re looking for a good bierhalle from the late ‘80s, I can find it. (Laughter.) This is also the third trip to Germany in just the past four months. I was in Berlin in November to c...
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  • World Health Organization Board Appoints Directors for Africa and Europe

    World Health Organization Board Appoints Directors for Africa and Europe

    World Health Organization Board Appoints Directors for Africa and Europe| site |



    Geneva, Switzerland - - (February 3, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information:

    The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 146th session in Geneva, has re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa and Dr Hans Kluge as Regional Director for Europe in his first term.


    Re-election of the Regional Director for Africa

    “I am greatly honoured to have been appointed to serve a second term as the WHO Regional Director for Africa and I would like to thank you for the trust you have shown,” said Dr Moeti. “As Africa increasingly faces the double burden of diseases, the next five years in public health will be crucial in laying a strong foundation to reverse this burden.” Dr Moeti, who is from Botswana, said she will accelerate action towards attaining u...
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  • United Nations Secretary-General addresses Iran-US Attack in Iraq

    United Nations Secretary-General addresses Iran-US Attack in Iraq

    United Nations Secretary-General addresses Iran-US Attack in Iraq | site |


    Guterres pledges ‘active engagement’ in further de-escalation efforts


    In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday that he would “continue his active engagement” to de-escalate tensions and avert full-scale war.




    (January 8, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information: In a statement released by his Spokesperson, António Guterres re-iterated the “passionate appeal for peace” he made on Monday, after tensions rose dramatically across the whole Gulf region, following the killing of top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike. Iran said it had carried out Tuesday night’s ballistic missile attack against two air bases used by US and other coalition forces in Iraq, in retaliation for the targeted killin...
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  • Special Briefing by Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and U.S. Charge d’Affaires for Venezuela James B. Story

    Special Briefing by Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and U.S. Charge d’Affaires for Venezuela James B. Story| site |



    Washington, DC - - (December 20, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following transcript of a special briefing held in the Press Briefing Room by U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and U.S. Charge d’Affaires for Venezuela James B. Story:

    MR BROWN: Good morning, everyone.

    QUESTION: Good morning.

    MR BROWN: Welcome to the State Department. Appreciate you coming today. Joining us today in the briefing room are Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams, and the charge d’affaires of our Venezuelan Affairs Unit James Story. They’ll be presenting the latest developments with regard to the situation on the ground in Venezuela. We’ll begin with an opening statement from Special Representative Abrams, and then they will both take a few
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  • U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Turkey

    U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Turkey

    U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Turkey | site |



    (December 7, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will lead a delegation of U.S. government representatives traveling to Istanbul for the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process from December 8 -10. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Molly Phee will also take part in the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process. The Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process is a regional grouping launched in 2011 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbors. The United States participates as a partner country to provide key support for regional political dialogue and confidence-building measures that encourage regional coordination at the technical level. In Istanbul, PDAS Wells and DSRAR Phee will par
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  • U.S. Department of States discusses This Week in Iran Policy, December 2-6

    U.S. Department of States discusses This Week in Iran Policy, December 2-6

    U.S. Department of State discusses This Week in Iran Policy, December 2-6 | site |



    (December 6, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information concerning This Week in Iran Policy, December 2-6:


    “Our role…is to support freedom wherever we are able to do so, to create transparency so that the world can see. In Iran, the reporting indicates that there are several hundred people who have been killed by the security forces, thousands detained inside of Iran, and to stand up and say that’s not right, these people are simply asking for a basic set of freedoms, and the Iranian leadership – that regime should change in a way that reflects the desires of their own people.”


    – Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Speech to the University of Louisville, December 2










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