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Human Rights in the Digital Age: Challenging Issues on the UN Agenda
¤ admin ¤ 5 April 2020
The potential and challenges of the digital economy are emerging steadily on the UN agenda. The UN General Assembly’s Committee on Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Issues (Third Committee) closed its 74th session in November 2019 adopting over 60 resolutions on a wide range of subjects, only (...) read more

The global corona crisis - A summary of key policy mappings and databases
¤ admin ¤ 30 March 2020
In addition to the health aspects of the virus, the global coronavirus crisis also has financial, socio-economic and developmental consequences. For this reason, a large number of policy measures have been announced by governments and international organizations, on the one hand to contain the (...) read more

Financial Insecurity and COVID-19 in Canada
¤ admin ¤ 27 March 2020
The report by Ricardo Tranjan examines the financial situation of the 3.4 million households in Canada who rent and whose primary source of income is wages and salaries or self-employment income. Everyone will be eventually touched by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but rent is (...) read more

Fighting Coronavirus: It’s Time to Invest in Universal Public Health
¤ admin ¤ 27 March 2020
Austerity policies pushed by international financial institutions have weakened public health systems, despite current financial support packages, condemning many people to die. As health systems of East Asia, Europe, and the Americas buckle under the strain of coronavirus, developing (...) read more

UN launches US$2 billion global humanitarian response to fight COVID-19
¤ admin ¤ 27 March 2020
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on 25 March launched a US$2 billion coordinated global humanitarian response plan to fund the fight against COVID-19 across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The launch was held virtually in UN headquarters in New York, with (...) read more

Don't say nobody warned us
¤ admin ¤ 27 March 2020
By Roberto Bissio* The message could not have been clearer: "There is a very real threat of a rapidly moving, highly lethal pandemic of a respiratory pathogen killing 50 to 80 million people and wiping out nearly 5% of the world’s economy. A global pandemic on that scale would be catastrophic, (...) read more

COVID-19 Will Have Grave Effects on the Global Economy and Will Impact the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
¤ admin ¤ 20 March 2020
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, warned that the region’s economies will suffer the pandemic’s negative consequences via numerous channels. The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, warned today that the Coronavirus (...) read more

Corona-virus to hit the Global South even harder
¤ admin ¤ 20 March 2020
The Covid-19 pandemia is a global health crisis (with major financial and economic consequences) but international organizations, starting with the World Health Organization “are still insufficiently funded to respond quickly to the emergence of dangerous diseases - and to prevent them from (...) read more

Short-term advantage trumps long-term implementation in Cyprus
¤ admin ¤ 20 March 2020
Cyprus undergoes a trade-off between urgent responses to the economic and financial crisis and its sustainable development commitments. As a member of the European Union, Cyprus should be implementing the concepts of Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) and Policy Coherence for Sustainable (...) read more

Transforming institutional dynamics of power and governance
¤ admin ¤ 20 March 2020
SDG 6, Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, represents one of the easiest – and most fundamental – parts of the 2030 Agenda to achieve. Dynamics of power and inequality shape access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and other basic services, both (...) read more


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