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UN News: International community must unite, or be crushed by chaos, warns UN chief

The UN Secretary-General on Thursday made an unequivocal case for strengthening multilateralism and building trust among the countries of the world in the face of the devastating coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed gaps on multiple fronts. The dangerous mix of

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WHO: Managing the COVID-19 infodemic – Promoting healthy behaviours and mitigating the harm from misinformation and disinformation

Joint statement by WHO, UN, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, UNAIDS, ITU, UN Global Pulse, and IFRC The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the first pandemic in history in which technology and social media are being used on a massive scale to keep

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New WTO working group established to deepen trade and gender discussions

A group of WTO members agreed to establish an Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender on 23 September, marking the next phase of an initiative kickstarted in 2017 to increase the participation of women in trade. The online meeting

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World Bank Blogs: Working in partnership is key to fighting corruption

Corruption has long been recognized as a major impediment to development.  From massive theft of state assets to the low-level corruption that erodes productivity and weakens service delivery, corruption steals from the poor and erodes progress. Corruption takes many forms. It

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UN News: Countries urged to act against COVID-19 ‘infodemic’

The UN and partners have urged countries to take urgent action to address what they have described as the “infodemic” that has surfaced in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the real world and online. The pandemic is the

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IFC: How A Business Community Is Saving Lives Amid Covid-19

To Andrey Stavnitser, the fight against COVID-19 is a battle of epic proportions. On the social media pages of a pandemic crisis center he founded in Odesa, Ukraine, drawings of superheroes next to doctors underscore the idea that medical providers

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World merchandise trade fell 14% in volume, 21% in value in Q2 amid global lockdown

Global merchandise trade volumes declined by 14.3% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous period as COVID-19 containment measures affected economies around the world according to data released on 23 September. The latest trade contraction is sharper

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UN chief appeals for global solidarity at General Assembly, warns COVID is ‘dress rehearsal’ for challenges ahead

In his centerpiece address to the historic and unprecedented 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday appealed for global solidarity to overcome the COVID-19, and again call for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, by

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Press remarks by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on boosting the RescEU medical reserve

Good afternoon, everybody. As you are aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed some serious vulnerabilities in how the international community responds to global emergencies. One of the most striking issues to arise at the start of this health crisis related

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WHOL: Boost for global response to COVID-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to COVAX facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days These self-financing economies, which include 29 from ‘Team Europe’ participating as part of an agreement with the European

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