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Dr Chitwan Malhotra: Healthcare Hands Meet Across the Waters in Push for Rebuild

The global pandemic has exposed the flaws and inequalities of the world’s healthcare systems. But doctor Chitwan Malhotra, the executive director of the UNSDG Health Partnership in Geneva, believes it also represents an opportunity to build back better. “I believe

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European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen on developments in the Vaccines Strategy

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a severe threat to people’s health and livelihoods. We are in a race against time. The faster we reach our target of having 70% of adults in the European Union vaccinated, the better chances we have

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WTO: DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for follow-up action after WTO vaccine equity event

Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today (14 April) called on WTO members, vaccine manufacturers and international organizations to act to address trade-related obstacles to the scale-up of COVID-19 vaccine production to save lives, hasten the end of the pandemic and accelerate the

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European Council: COVID-19: Council agrees its negotiating mandate on the Digital Green Certificate

EU ambassadors today agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal for a Digital Green Certificate. This certificate will facilitate safe and free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing proof that a person has either

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IMF Blog: Short-term Shot and Long-term Healing for Latin America and the Caribbean

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean recovered briskly in the second half of 2020, yet still more slowly than the global economy and other emerging markets. That’s despite unprecedented policy support, strong performance of trading partners, soaring commodity prices and

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European Commission: Presentation by Commissioner Hahn of the NextGenerationEU – Funding strategy to finance the Recovery Plan for Europe

Ladies and Gentlemen, In July last year, the Heads of States and Governments agreed on the recovery instrument Next Generation EU as a part of a financial package of unprecedented volume. Together with the core Multi Annual EU Budget we

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World Bank on COVID-19: The Road Back Must Be Green, Resilient, and Inclusive

By Axel van Trotsenburg World Bank Managing Director of Operations COVID-19 has imposed a deeper, more widespread shock than the global community has faced in many decades. The pandemic is causing illness and death, disrupting livelihoods, and potentially pushing an

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Dame Helena Morrissey: Women Rising to the Top and Helping Business to Flourish

Dame Helena Morrissey understands how isolating and intimidating it can be for women in the male-dominated financial sector. She’s a seasoned expert with over three decades of experience in the financial services sector. During her 15-year tenure as CEO of

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KPMG Lower Gulf: What Should Banks Focus On?

Shifting Customer Behavior, Economic Headwinds, Intensifying Competition, Regulatory Pressure and Technological Disruption – What Should Banks Focus On? It has been a tumultuous last 12 months for banks. Reeling from the aftershock of the pandemic, despite Central Bank actions to

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UN News: Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given

The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday. Although more than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, richer countries have received more than 87

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