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Initiative on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Co-convened by Canada, Jamaica and the United Nations The COVID-19 pandemic and the social and economic crisis it triggered has not only caused immeasurable suffering in the past six months but could also derail five years of global efforts to

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 28 September 2020

Last week WHO issued the first Emergency Use Listing for a quality antigen based rapid diagnostic test and we expect other rapid tests to follow. Thanks to an agreement between WHO, partners here today and others, a substantial proportion of

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IMF: Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe After COVID-19 – Securing the Recovery Through Wise Public Investment

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a sizable toll on the outlook for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. The region is expected to contract by close to 5½ percent in 2020, erasing almost three years of economic progress. To support the

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WHO on COVID-19 pandemic: countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting

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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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