‘We launch pilot projects and train villagers on poverty alleviation’ to aid ASEAN countries

China is determined to win the battle against poverty this year as scheduled despite adverse impact by the COVID-19 epidemic. What’s the biggest challenge of China’s poverty alleviation mission this year? What poverty reduction experiences can China share with other developing countries? And how does China cooperate with ASEAN countries on poverty alleviation? Su Guoxia, … Read more ‘We launch pilot projects and train villagers on poverty alleviation’ to aid ASEAN countries

United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: SG/Climate Change SG Policy Brief/Arab States Security Council/Syria COVID-19/Jordan UNICEF/separated children WHO/African health workers Nigeria/humanitarian COVID-19/Syria South Sudan unrest Briefing by Reem Abaza, President of the General Assembly. Highlights: GA Decision on High-Level Week of its 75th session UN Lecture at the University of Buckingham. … Read more United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Vaccine Distribution Plan Could Set Up ‘Bidding War’ Among Rich Countries

Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. Activists warn that without stronger attempts to hold political, pharmaceutical and health leaders … Read more Vaccine Distribution Plan Could Set Up ‘Bidding War’ Among Rich Countries

Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Financing for Development – Libya – Yemen – Syria – Central African Republic – South Sudan – Kazakhstan – Brazil – UNHCR – UNESCO – Gabon – Briefings FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT  This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the first of a series of virtual … Read more Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

Nestle to break ties with Fairtrade Foundation | The World

Nestle has announced it’s severing ties with the Fairtrade Foundation for its Kit Kat brand – a move that could affect thousands of farmers in developing countries who rely on the group to negotiate the sale of their products. Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand CEO Molly Harriss Olson tells The World it will have a … Read more Nestle to break ties with Fairtrade Foundation | The World

Exclusive with CEO of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance

With sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks in some mega cities, the need for vaccines is ever more urgent. Worldwide, about 12 potential COVID-19 vaccines are in early stages of testing. Early this month, The Global Vaccine Summit, organized by Gavi and hosted virtually by the UK raised more than 8 billion dollars for routine vaccinations in some … Read more Exclusive with CEO of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance

Talking to GAVI CEO: Race for Covid-19 Vaccine

The Global Vaccine Summit, hosted virtually by the UK on Thursday, raised 8.8 billion U.S. dollars for routine vaccinations in some of the world’s poorest countries. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, along with officials from more than 50 countries, attended the virtual meeting amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. Also known as GAVI, the summit is a … Read more Talking to GAVI CEO: Race for Covid-19 Vaccine

China reiterates support for WHO in vaccine research

China says it will continue backing the World Health Organization in its vaccine research for COVID-19. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke on Thursday at an online vaccine summit. Beijing has vowed to help ensure that a vaccine – once available – will be made accessible and affordable, especially for developing countries. Subscribe to us on … Read more China reiterates support for WHO in vaccine research

Boris Johnson announces $8.8bn funding in fight against Covid-19 at Gobal Vaccine Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced $8.8 billion of funding towards fight coronanvirus at a summit aiming to raise money for lifesaving vaccines for children in the world’s poorest countries. Mr Johnson hosted the World Vaccine Summit, where more than 50 countries and organisations made pledges to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which immunises children in developing … Read more Boris Johnson announces $8.8bn funding in fight against Covid-19 at Gobal Vaccine Summit

Chinese Premier: China to donate 20 million U.S. dollar to Gavi vaccine alliance

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and senior government officials of more than 50 countries have attended an online summit to raise funds for global vaccination programs, including a COVID-19 vaccine, hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Premier Li has announced a 20,000,000 U.S. dollar donation to the program. The Global Vaccine Summit is expected to … Read more Chinese Premier: China to donate 20 million U.S. dollar to Gavi vaccine alliance

Live: Global Vaccine Summit 2020 virtually opens in London全球疫苗峰会视频会议召开

Global Vaccine Summit 2020 opens in London. The virtual summit gathers world leaders to raise funds for Gavi, a UN-backed alliance that helps get vaccines to developing countries. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a keynote speech. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attends the summit virtually and addresses accelerating the development of a vaccine for #COVID19.

BREAKING: Boris Johnson to explore ‘travel corridors’ with some countries – UK COVID-19 briefing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined steps for preventing a second COVID-19 peak in UK: the test and trace programme, a two-week quarantine for arrivals into the country and financial support for vaccination in developing countries. In the daily government briefing, he said the test and trace programme will allow the government to “replace national … Read more BREAKING: Boris Johnson to explore ‘travel corridors’ with some countries – UK COVID-19 briefing

UN Chief on COVID-19 and People on the Move

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on COVID-19 and People on the Move. COVID-19 continues to devastate lives and livelihoods around the globe — hitting the most vulnerable the hardest. This is particularly true for millions of people on the move — such as refugees and internally displaced persons who are forced to flee their homes … Read more UN Chief on COVID-19 and People on the Move