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A patient affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus speaks with a family member by a video call at a field hospital set up at a sports gym, in Santo Andre, São Paulo state, Brazil, on May 11, 2020. By Miguel Schincariol / AFP.
General view of a ward, on 9 May 2020, where COVID-19 patients breathe with the assistance of oxygen masks, at the regional hospital in Iquitos, the largest city of the Peruvian Amazon. By Ginebra PENA / AFP.
A kid waits for his samples to be collected by a health worker during the Coronavirus COVID-19 mass testing exercise inducted by Kenya’s Ministry of Health in the Kawangware slums of Nairobi on 1 May 2020. By Luis Tato / AFP.
24 April marks the International Day of Multilateralism. On this occasion and as part of the global initiative #UN75, the United Nations Office at Geneva, in collaboration with the Graduate Institute, the University of Geneva, and Foraus, are organizing the virtual event "Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19".
A consultation at the Lyttelton Sports Centre in Pretoria on 16 April 2020 where temporary shelter is being provided for homeless people amid the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in South Africa. By photographer Phill Magakoe / AFP.
A patient in consultation with healthcare workers before being tested for Coronavirus COVID-19 at the Schotsche Kloof Civic Centre in the historical Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town, South Africa, on 7 April. By photographer Barry Christianson / AFP
From 3 to 5 April, the virtual hackathon #VersusVirus, under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, will bring together researchers, experts technology specialists, and co-citizens from all over Switzerland to develop innovative solutions in dealing with and against the coronavirus COVID-19 and its consequences on our society.
To mark its 75th anniversary, the United Nations is launching the global conversation UN75 on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want by 2045. On 25 February at the Graduate Institute, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres will listen to the views and ideas of 6 youth leaders, and then he will welcome comments from the floor and through social media.
From 15 to 21 February, the Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) will hold its Annual Conference under the theme « 100 years of Multilateralism. The Past, Present, and Future.» Recruited delegates, interpreters, ambassadors, journalists, chairs, and translators will simulate six committees of the UN and other international organizations.