COVID-19 Pushing More Government Activities Online Despite Persistent Digital Divide, Annual E-Government Survey Finds

10 Jul

NEW YORK, 10 July (Department of Economic and Social Affairs) — As the COVID-19 pandemic forces lockdowns, most countries and municipalities are pursuing digital government strategies — many with innovative initiatives — but vast numbers of people still do not have access to online services, according to the 2020 edition of the United Nations E‑Government Survey, released today.

Launching Policy Brief, Secretary-General Says Global Aid for Latin America, Including Middle-Income Nations, Inclusive Growth Model Key for Region’s Post‑Pandemic Recovery

9 Jul

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the launch of the policy brief on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean”, in New York today:

Secretary-General Says Unsustainable Biodiversity Use Increasing Animal-to-Human Disease Spread, Calls for Action, at Zoonotics Report Launch

6 Jul

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the launch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Livestock Research Institute Zoonotics Report, in New York today: