In the wake of protests over the killing of Floyd, Trump had tweeted that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
"Prioritising the needs of the poor and vulnerable will have to receive the highest priority with respect to digital initiatives," he said.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, averaged 162.5 points last month, down 1.9 percent on April.
During his new policy brief "COVID-19 and People on the Move", Secretary General Guterres said COVID-19 continues to devastate lives and livelihoods around the globe — hitting the most vulnerable the hardest.
The programme was released on Monday as France took over the Presidency of the 15-nation Council for the month of June.
“We must avoid it. The pandemic has demonstrated our fragility. Despite all the technological and scientific advances of recent decades, we are in an unprecedented human crisis, because of a microscopic virus,” the UN Secretary General said on Thursday to the high-level event on Financing For Development.
Tirumurti, who assumed charge as India's Permanent Representative to the UN last week, presented his credentials virtually as telecommuting arrangements are in place at the UN headquarters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US mission to the United Nations said in a statement that the issue was "a matter of urgent global concern that implicates international peace and security"
The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said at the daily press briefing on Wednesday.
"As we recover from this crisis, a lot of young people will be left behind. The danger is that this initial shock will last a decade or longer," ILO chief Guy Ryder said.
Cyclone Amphan, the strongest to hit the region in nearly two decades, made landfall on Wednesday evening. It has battered several parts of the state, washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.
Improvements in greenhouse gas levels and air pollution may have a short lifespan unless governments walk the talk on sustainable development
Under-Secretary-General Adama Dieng said although the objective of CAA, to provide protection to minority communities is commendable, it is concerning that this protection is not extended to all groups
For more than seven weeks the 15-member council has been trying to agree on a text that ultimately aims to back a March 23 call by U.N. chief Antonio Guterres for a ceasefire in global conflicts so the world can focus on the pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced massive new financial incentives on top of the previously announced packages for a combined stimulus of Rs 20 lakh crore
The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2020 released Wednesday by the UN said that global gross domestic product is forecast to shrink by 3.2 percent in 2020, with only a gradual recovery of lost output projected for 2021.
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said "COVID-19 has now affected every country and almost every person on the planet". He said the UN's initial USD 2 billion appeal unveiled on March 25 was being increased because there is already evidence of incomes plummeting and jobs disappearing, food supplies falling and prices soaring, and children missing vaccinations and meals.
"We obviously send our condolences to the victims and hope for quick recovery to those who have been impacted. And I think these kinds of incidents need to be fully investigated by the local authorities,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at the daily press briefing.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that pregnant mothers and babies born during the pandemic across the world were threatened by strained health systems and disruptions in services.
According to the guidelines framed by UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and the World Food Programme, the best interests of children and overall public health considerations, based on an assessment of the associated benefits and risks to education, public health and socio-economic factor, must be central to national and local authorities' decisions to reopen schools.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's video message was released alongside a UN report that said people with disabilities are estimated to be 15% of the world's population and 46% of the world's people who are older than 60.
More than five million people were internally displaced in India due to natural disasters, conflict and violence in 2019, constituting the highest number of new internal displacements in the world
Leaders from 40 countries came together to support the ACT Accelerator through the COVID-19 Global Response International Pledging Event, hosted by the European Commission.
The comments come as the Trump administration has denounced both China and the UN health agency for alleged missteps in handling the outbreak
Authorities said 586 undocumented migrants were arrested during a Friday raid in a downtown area where many foreigners live, a move the United Nations said could push vulnerable groups into hiding and prevent them from seeking treatment.