The special representative of the President of Russia SAR, Alexander Lavrentiev and the Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry Sergey Vershinin and discussed with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cooperation to provide humanitarian assistance to Syrians, and to restore infrastructure, according to the Russian foreign Ministry.
Earlier Wednesday, the press service of the presidential Palace of Syria reported that Assad took Lavrentiev and Vershinina, during the meeting they discussed the developments in Syria. Lavrentiev gave the President and people of Syria congratulations on the successful holding of parliamentary elections. The Syrian leader also discussed with the Russian delegation the process of preparing for a meeting of the constitutional Commission on Syria in Geneva next month and action the different parties to create a favorable atmosphere for the negotiations.
The UN experts explained the concept of "peaceful Assembly", referring in this category, including mass virtual or online meeting, said in a statement the UN office for human rights released on Wednesday in Geneva.
The UN Committee on human rights, consisting of 18 experts who monitor the implementation of the International Covenant on civil and political rights (ICCPR), released on Wednesday a comprehensive legal guide to the 21st article of the Covenant, which States the fundamental right to peaceful Assembly. These General comments were the first major international document, which was compiled online, since the experts are unable to meet in person because of the pandemic, COVID-19.
The Director General of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus this week will convene the emergency Committee by the who to assess the situation with the pandemic COVID-19 in the world.
"This Thursday will mark six months since, when the who announced COVID-19 emergency of public health of international importance... As required by international rules, I will bring the emergency Committee this week to re-evaluate the situation with the pandemic COVID-19 and gave me appropriate advice," said who Director-General at a press conference Monday in Geneva.
The EU may appeal the decision of the world trade organization in a dispute with Russia over energy adjustments, however, until the WTO appellate body has not been formed, to examine such applications will be nobody, but to execute the decision of the arbitrators will not have, told RIA Novosti source shopping in Geneva.
"Both the EU and Russia can appeal, but, as you know, in the appellate body are not enough judges to consider the appeal", — said the Agency interlocutor. Thus, according to him, any appeal will go though nowhere until you have assigned a new judge. But if none of the parties do not appeal, the decision of the panel of arbitrators will be assigned and the EU will have to implement it.
Turkmenistan received the status of observer in the world trade organization, said on Wednesday the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic.
"The twenty-second of July 2020 at the headquarters of the world trade organization in Geneva held a regular meeting of the WTO General Council, which examined the application of Turkmenistan for observer status in the organization," - said on the website of the Turkmen foreign Ministry.
The threat of an active transfer and dissemination COVID-19 in Latin America remains high, said at a briefing in Geneva, the Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan.
"Almost all countries in Latin America present the transmission of the virus among the community. The level of infection stable in some States and continues to grow in others. We had a complicated situation in Bolivia, Colombia and other places, where in recent weeks has increased the number of infections. So I would say that the overall situation in Latin America continues to pose a threat to active transmission COVID-19", - he said.
The validity of the immunity to the coronavirus must be carefully studied, said at a briefing in Geneva, the head of the technical group of the division of emergency diseases in the who Maria van Kerkhove.
An earlier edition of the Guardian published an article about the research on the development of immunity, have been ill with the novel coronavirus. According to King"s College, the number of antibodies to COVID-19 significantly reduced within three months.
Children under ten years of age least susceptible to infection with coronavirus and easier to carry the virus, said at a briefing in Geneva, the head of the technical group of the division of emergency diseases in the who Maria van Kerkhove.
This conclusion was made after research on the identification of antibodies in children. It was found that children older than ten years are exposed to as much as adolescents and young adults older than 20 years. This means that they can be infected, but they will have a mild form of the disease.
A selection of Newspapers 1966 in good preservation were discovered on the summit of Mont Blanc, apparently, the books belonged to the passengers of the plane crash, Boeing 707, reports channel BFMTV.
Boeing 707-437 airline Air India on 24 January 1966 and operates passenger flight from Bombay—Delhi—Beirut—Geneva—London, but on the approach to Geneva airport crashed into Mont Blanc and totally destroyed. Killing all aboard 117 — 106 passengers and 11 crew members.
The United States has already two years can not officially confirm that the Russian side put forward the thesis about inadmissibility of nuclear war, Moscow is worried, said Friday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We are particularly worried about already the biennial U.S. refusal pereotsenit fundamental principle, the postulate that a nuclear war cannot be won and, therefore, it must never be unleashed," said Lavrov during an online session, "Primako readings."
Uzbekistan and the world trade organization after nearly 15-year hiatus, resumed on Tuesday, the meeting of the joint working party on the accession of WTO, the pandemic is in the early stages it has passed in a videoconference, said Tuesday the press service of the Ministry of investment and foreign trade (MEWT) of the Republic.
Uzbekistan acquired observer status in the General agreement on tariffs and trade in June 1994, and in 1998 established a working group meeting of the country's accession to the WTO. In subsequent years, the working group met only three times, the latest in October 2005. Earlier, the foreign Ministry hoped that the working group meetings will begin in late March - early April of this year. However, due to the pandemic coronavirus in these dates meetings to resume failed.
The transferability of COVID-19 through the air cannot be excluded, but should be further investigated all the evidence, said at a briefing in Geneva, a technical expert from the world health organization Benedetta of Allegranzi.
"The possibility of air transmission of the virus in public places, under special conditions, when it closed, poorly ventilated spaces with lots of people, cannot be ruled out. However, it is necessary to collect evidence and to interpret them, and we will support it," said Allegranza.
The meeting of the constitutional Committee of Syria may be held in Geneva in late August and then convened on a regular basis until the end of the year, said Tuesday the UN special envoy on Syria, Geir Pedersen.
"This body will meet in Geneva in late August, subject to the restrictions on COVID-19. He will have to meet regularly until the end of the year," said Pedersen, speaking at the donors ' conference of Syria "Brussels-4".
Six months after revealing COVID-19 number of infected virus in the world reached 10 million people, 500 thousand died, said at a briefing in Geneva the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"Tomorrow will be six months from the time when who got the first reports about the outbreak of an unknown type of pneumonia in China. Significant date coincides with the achievement of the 10 million cases of infection COVID-19 and 500 thousand deaths," he said.
The spread of the pandemic COVID-19 in the world is accelerating, despite improvement in some States, said the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The Director General of the who noted that June 30 will mark exactly six months since then, the organization had received the first reports about the outbreak of an unknown type of pneumonia in China.
Vaccine Anglo-Swedish company AstraZeneca and Moderna American are one of the leading candidates among the 15 vaccines from COVID-19, which pass clinical trials in humans, said at a briefing in Geneva principal investigator who Sumia Swaminathan.
"The good news is that we have about 200 vaccines, which are at different stages of the tests. Of these, about 15 are already testing vaccines on people," she said.
The special representative of the UN Secretary General on Syria, Geir Pedersen, said he hoped for a meeting of the constitutional Committee of the SAR in Geneva by the end of August.
"Despite the fact that travel restrictions are still in force, I hope that the session in Geneva can become possible by the end of August," said Pedersen.
The world health organization (who) understand the actions of Russia in the fight against COVID-19, and a relatively low mortality rate from coronavirus in the background of a large number of tests, said the who representative in Russia, Melita Vujnović.
That the world health organization considers an unusually low mortality figures from COVID-19 in Russia on the background of a large number of tests, but believes that loyalty to Russia should double-check the scoring system, said at a briefing in Geneva, the Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan. For his part, head of technical team of the division of emergency diseases in the who Maria van Kerkhove said that in the near future, many countries will review the way in which previously considered the mortality from COVID-19, and the mortality rate in the States will change.
The world health organization considers an unusually low mortality figures from COVID-19 in Russia on the background of a large number of tests, said at a briefing in Geneva, the Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan.
"It's definitely unusual that the number of deaths in relation to the confirmed sick is so low. But then again, in Russia conducted a lot of tests, they quickly increased the number of tests. So we see that when the number of tests increases, reduced mortality. But it will be important that Russia appreciated the way the certification is carried out to death from COVID-19 to be sure that it is done carefully and properly," he said.
Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian language important to give the role and importance of language in our lives, said Russia's permanent representative to the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva Gennady Gatilov.
He recalled that the holiday is celebrated in the headquarters of the UN in Geneva, but this year it will be held in the format because of the situation with coronavirus.
While there is no evidence that any vitamin, including vitamin C, can cure COVID-19, said at a briefing in Geneva, the Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan.
"I don't think there's evidence that any vitamin can cure COVID-19. However, it is useful to conduct a healthy way of life," he said.
Kawasaki syndrome is diagnosed in Armenia have four children, have been confirmed coronavirus, said Wednesday the health Minister of the country Arsen Torosyan.
Earlier at a press conference in Geneva, the head of emergency diseases, world health organization Maria van Kerkhove reported that the who is reviewing data about a possible connection COVID-19 expression in young children inflammatory Kawasaki syndrome.