G20 promises to address disruptions in education

The Group of 20 members are promising to address disruptions in education and training caused by the pandemic. During a virtual meeting of education ministers on Saturday, officials stressed their commitment to better approaches in educational systems. #G20 #Education Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our … Read more G20 promises to address disruptions in education

How will countries pay off their debt after COVID-19? | Counting the Cost

The full impact of the coronavirus pandemic was laid bare when the United Kingdom became the first G20 nation to release its economic data. In April, the first full month of the lockdown, the UK’s economy tanked a staggering 20 percent. It is heading towards the worst recession in 300 years. The government is expected … Read more How will countries pay off their debt after COVID-19? | Counting the Cost

Global pandemic response: China pledges $2 bln in aid / China-U.S. trade tensions amid pandemic

— The WHO’s policy-making World Health Assembly convenes, with Chinese President Xi Jinping pledging 2 billion U.S. dollars to COVID-19 response along with a humanitarian crisis depot and a shared vaccine. Also, the hard lessons and biggest takeaways on pandemic control, in the experience of South Korea. — The G20 talks about measures to ease … Read more Global pandemic response: China pledges $2 bln in aid / China-U.S. trade tensions amid pandemic

China-U.S. trade tensions amid pandemic

The just-concluded second video conference of G20 trade ministers sought to support global trade and investment in response to COVID-19. Measures include a short-term effort to lift the coronavirus economic gloom and a long-term goal to support WTO reforms and multilateral trade. They also seek to firm up global supply chains and shore up international … Read more China-U.S. trade tensions amid pandemic

Chinese president calls for more international support for Africa’s COVID 19 fight

Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging the international community to step up its support for Africa’s fight against COVID-19 and get behind the G20 initiative to suspend debt repayments to the world’s poorest countries. Xi made the remarks Friday in a phone call with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more Chinese president calls for more international support for Africa’s COVID 19 fight

Chinese Ministry of Commerce: China to strengthen international cooperation

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said that China will strengthen its international cooperation. The promise was made as G20 trade and investment ministers at a meeting on Thursday pledged to avoid unnecessary trade barriers. Chinese officials emphasized that China will follow G20 guidelines for global investment and support multinational trade cooperation. Subscribe to us on … Read more Chinese Ministry of Commerce: China to strengthen international cooperation

Should big money give poor nations debt relief to fight COVID-19? | Counting the Cost

May 1 was an important day for the world’s poorest nations. It was the day the rich club of G20 nations gave debtors a payment holiday until the end of the year, giving developing nations more headroom to pay for healthcare during the pandemic. Despite more than 100 countries applying to the International Monetary Fund … Read more Should big money give poor nations debt relief to fight COVID-19? | Counting the Cost

UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to global shocks, such as disease or climate disruption. As we recover, we must build back better for people and the planet. We have the guides and tools we need — the … Read more UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

SG/Human Rights Report & other topics – Daily Briefing (23 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – Secretary-General – Human Rights Report – World Immunization Week – ECOSOC Forum – UNCTAD – Ramadan Video Message – Security Council – Yemen – Syria – Libya – Uganda – South Africa – Central African Republic – IOM – UNHCR … Read more SG/Human Rights Report & other topics – Daily Briefing (23 April 2020)

SG/Earth Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: SG/Earth Day COVID/Papua New Guinea COVID/Greece DRC/Security Council Myanmar Iran Mozambique/IOM FAO/G20 Pangolins Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=22%20April%202020

2020/04/20 G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting / Talking to Chinese CDC chief

– G20 health ministers convene online. How can health officials coordinate global efforts while tackling outbreaks at home? – Chinese CDC Director Gao Fu explains what makes COVID-19 such a daunting pandemic. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow … Read more 2020/04/20 G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting / Talking to Chinese CDC chief

G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 pandemic

Health ministers from the Group of 20 major economies held a video conference on Sunday. They shared best practices and focused on prioritizing COVID-19 pandemic preparedness. The meeting follows an online summit of G20 leaders in March and comes at a time when infections have been reported in about 200 countries and regions around the … Read more G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 pandemic

On FRANCE 24 and RFI, Senegal’s Macky Sall continues to demand cancellation of Africa’s debt

In an interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI from Dakar, Senegalese President Macky Sall discussed the Covid-19 pandemic, which has reached Senegal and the rest of Africa. Sall defended the use of the drug chloroquine as a treatment, claiming it has proven effective in his country. He also welcomed the moratorium on African debt agreed … Read more On FRANCE 24 and RFI, Senegal’s Macky Sall continues to demand cancellation of Africa’s debt

COVID-19 Frontline Ep.37: China launches central bank digital currency

China is the first G20 countries to launch its central bank digital currency (CBDC). During the epidemic outbreak, fintech and digital currency can effectively increase business transaction efficiencies, which are believed to have positive effects on stabilizing the economy. Charles Chang, Professor of Finance and Director of the Fintech Research Center at Fanhai International School … Read more COVID-19 Frontline Ep.37: China launches central bank digital currency

Debt & other topics – Daily Briefing (17 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – COVID-19/Debt – COVID-19/Secretary-General – COVID-19/Food Security – COVID-19/FAO/Africa – COVID-19/UNICEF – COVID-19/LGTBI People – Libya – COVID-19/Drc – COVID-19/Indonesia – Locust – COVID-19/Nepal – COVID-19/Panama – Ukraine – Damien Corrigan COVID-19/DEBT Today we released the Secretary-General’s policy brief on debt … Read more Debt & other topics – Daily Briefing (17 April 2020)