Trump’s WHO Exit Threatens Polio, Tuberculosis Fights Along With Covid

Global efforts to control polio and tuberculosis stand to suffer alongside the battle against the pandemic as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. Trump’s decision last week to terminate the U.S. relationship with the global health body, about a month after he halted funding, leaves many … Read more Trump’s WHO Exit Threatens Polio, Tuberculosis Fights Along With Covid

Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Yemen – Financing for Development – New Policy Brief on COVID-19 and People on the Move – Libya – Syria – Niger – Burkina Faso – Somalia – Ghana – Bolivia – El Salvador – Climate Change – Air Travel – Financial Contributions YEMEN … Read more Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Meet The Index That Could Replace LIBOR

Troubles with LIBOR have kickstarted a massive project to transition to a new benchmark interest rate for financial markets. On the second episode of our series, we speak with Joe Abate, money market strategist at Barclays, about the proposed replacement known as the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, or SOFR. How is it different to LIBOR … Read more Meet The Index That Could Replace LIBOR

Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond- Press Conference (28 May 2020)

Press Conference by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, along with Prime Minister of Jamaica, H.E. Mr. Andrew Holness, and Prime Minister of Canada, H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau, following the conclusion of the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.

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

The High-level Meeting was organized to tackle critical finance issue and address economic devastation caused by COVID-19. The Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica and UN Secretary-General António Guterres convened this special high-level meeting to advance concrete solutions to the development emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Programme: https://go.aws/2ZKVuvF Website: https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/financing-development

‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. “(…) Today, we are asking for immediate, collective action in six critically important areas. First, global liquidity. A rush to safety has triggered an outflow of capital from some key … Read more ‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict – High-Level Event on Financing for Development – ECOSOC – Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding – Afghanistan – Cyclone Amphan – Airline Crash – Africa Day – Syria – Peacekeeping Support to COVID-19 Response – World … Read more Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Global Spending on Health: A World in Transition

2019 report Global health spending: A world in transition The report’s key messages include: – It updates the upward trends in global health spending, confirming the increasing convergence of middle-income countries towards high income countries’ health spending profiles, with increased domestic and public spending and the decreasing role of overseas development assistance. – The report … Read more Global Spending on Health: A World in Transition

Economist Bai Chong’en: Businesses need targeted aids

The National People’s Congress convened on Friday. The government announced that China will not set a specific GDP growth target for 2020, and pledged to increase spending and financing to support the economy. On this, CGTN host Tian Wei interviewed professor Bai Chong’en, a CPPCC member and a prominent economist who is serving as the … Read more Economist Bai Chong’en: Businesses need targeted aids

Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Eid Message – Programme Budget 2021 – Vaccination – Bangladesh – Senior Personnel Appointment – Mali – South America Appeal – Forests – Financing for Development SECRETARY-GENERAL/EID MESSAGE Today, the Secretary-General will give a virtual Eid Message at an interactive discussion with Member States representing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. … Read more Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Verified initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Asia-Pacific – Deputy Secretary-General/Labour – Deputy Secretary-General/Financing for Development – Deputy Secretary-General/BBC/Diversity – Protection of Civilians Report – Verified Initiative to Combat COVID-19 Misinformation – Economic and Social Council – Security Council/Somalia – Central African Republic – Syria – Yemen – Lebanon – Bangladesh … Read more Verified initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 May 2020)

Powell Says Fed Has America’s Back With Congress Arguing Over Aid

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank is ready to use all the weapons in its arsenal to help the U.S. economy endure the coronavirus pandemic, as attention shifts to whether Republicans and Democrats will agree to more fiscal aid. “We are committed to using our full range of tools to support the … Read more Powell Says Fed Has America’s Back With Congress Arguing Over Aid

Natixis Exits Financing of Shale Oil, Gas Projects

May.19 — Natixis SA said it plans to stop financing projects linked to shale oil and gas, just weeks after the French bank reported bad-debt provisions tied to the energy industry as crude plunged. Jean Raby, chief executive officer of Natixis Investment Managers, comments on the decision in an interview on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” … Read more Natixis Exits Financing of Shale Oil, Gas Projects