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Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief
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Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief
Addressing poverty eradication on Tuesday in front of the General Assembly, UN chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling “disproportionately on the most vulnerable: people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups”.Read Full Article ...
 
Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economy
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Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economy
Unless the world acts now, the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying global recession, will trigger “years of depressed and disrupted economic growth”, the UN chi...
 
Water cooperation between States ‘key’ to  Blue Nile dam project
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Monday, 29 June 2020
Water cooperation between States ‘key’ to  Blue Nile dam project
The Blue Nile is “critical for the livelihoods and development” of Egyptians, Ethiopians and Sudanese, the top UN official for Political and Peacebuilding Affa...
 
$1.8 billion pledged to assist Sudan’s people on the road to peace and democracy
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Thursday, 25 June 2020
$1.8 billion pledged to assist Sudan’s people on the road to peace and democracy
A High-Level Sudan Partnership Conference took place on Thursday gathering some 50 countries and international organizations together in Berlin, generating ple...
 
COVID-19: Recovery will be slower following ‘crisis like no other’, IMF predicts
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Wednesday, 24 June 2020
COVID-19: Recovery will be slower following ‘crisis like no other’, IMF predicts
Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is projected to be more gradual than previously forecast, according to a report published on Wednesday by the Inte...
 
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