Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears

The collective impact of climate change, COVID-19 and conflict mean that well over 200 million people will likely need humanitarian assistance by 2022, the UN’s deputy rights chief said on Monday.Want to know more on Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears click here go to market news source. Market news summary from United Nations News.Author:

Toward a More Resilient Europe

By Poul M. Thomsen Europe, like the rest of the world, faces an extended crisis. An element of social distancing—mandatory or voluntary—will be with us for as long as this pandemic persists. This, coupled with continued supply chain disruptions and other problems, is prolonging an already difficult situation. Based on updated IMF projections released last month, we now expect real GDP in the European Union to contract by...

A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don’t shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in which everyone pays their share, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Want to know more on A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don’t shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis click here go to market news source. Market news summary...

BREAKING: Security Council extends for one year, lifesaving cross-border aid in Syria 

On its fourth attempt this week, the Security Council has on Saturday, authorized for one year, cross-border humanitarian aid from Turkey into northwest Syria. Want to know more on BREAKING: Security Council extends for one year, lifesaving cross-border aid in Syria  click here go to market news source. Market news summary from United Nations News.Author:

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population

In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people.Want to know more on COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population click here go to market news source. Market news summary from United Nations News.Author:

Syria: Authorization to continue lifesaving cross-border aid remains in limbo

With the deadline just hours away, the Security Council has failed on its third attempt this week to extend its authorization for lifesaving food, medicine and shelter to cross into northwest Syria from Turkey.Want to know more on Syria: Authorization to continue lifesaving cross-border aid remains in limbo click here go to market news source. Market news summary from United Nations News.Author:

‘Strengthen multilateralism’ to combat global terrorism

Although COVID-19 has tested “national resilience, international solidarity and multilateral cooperation”, we must not “pause our efforts” in the battle against terrorism, the UN counter-terrorism chief said on Friday.Want to know more on ‘Strengthen multilateralism’ to combat global terrorism click here go to market news source. Market news summary from United Nations News.Author:

Lebanon ‘fast spiralling out of control’ leaving many destitute and facing starvation, warns Bachelet 

Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of “growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic” in Lebanon, the UN human rights chief called on Friday for a unified response by politicians and the people to overcome the worsening socio-economic crisis there. Want to know more on Lebanon ‘fast spiralling out of control’ leaving many destitute and facing starvation, warns Bachelet  click here go to market news source. Market...

Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’

In Yemen, fears of famine have resurfaced as UN humanitarians also warned on Friday that 360,000 severely malnourished children could die unless they continue to get treatment and aid is stepped up. In an urgent appeal for funding, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that it needs $200 million per month to maintain assistance in the war-torn country.Want to know more on Waiting to declare famine ‘will be...

Fiscal Policies for a Transformed World

By Vitor Gaspar and Gita Gopinath The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has already prompted an unprecedented fiscal policy response of close to $11 trillion worldwide. But with confirmed cases and fatalities still rising fast, policymakers will have to keep the public health response their No. 1 priority while retaining supportive and flexible fiscal policies and preparing for transformational economic change. Policymakers should tackle the rising poverty and inequality, as...

Intercommunal violence, terrorist attacks inflame tensions in West Africa

Intercommunal violence and persistent attacks by extremists, continue to undermine peace and security across West Africa, the UN’s top official in the region warned the Security Council on Thursday, calling for sustained engagement with all partners to urgently advance a holistic approach to peace.Want to know more on Intercommunal violence, terrorist attacks inflame tensions in West Africa click here go to market news source. Market news summary from...

Address ‘unprecedented’ impact of coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean, urges Guterres

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, Latin America and the Caribbean have become a “hotspot of the pandemic”, the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy initiative on how best to recover in a region already embroiled in poverty, hunger, unemployment and inequality.   Want to know more on Address ‘unprecedented’ impact of coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean, urges Guterres click here go to...
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