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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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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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WHO: COVAX reaches over 100 economies, 42 days after first international delivery

The COVAX Facility has now delivered life-saving vaccines to over 100 economies since making its first international delivery to Ghana on 24 February 2021. So far, more than 38 million doses of vaccines from manufacturers AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Serum Institute

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The World Bank: Working Toward a Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented health, economic, and social crisis. It is threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions, increasing poverty and inequality, and reversing development gains. To move toward a global recovery will require sustained, differentiated, and

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Uzbekistan ‘s Enter Engineering announces Covid years project updates and operations guidance

According to Ulugbek Usmanov, General Director at Enter Engineering: “Enter Engineering is involved in a variety of projects central to Uzbekistan’s growth and development. From the huge and pioneering GTL project – which is part of the country’s ambitious energy

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IMF Blog: Funding the Recovery of Low-income Countries After COVID

Many of the poorest countries in the world are facing the threat of a weak recovery, and setback in their development path. The needs of the poorest countries over the next five years are acute. But they are not out

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