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George Floyd: these are the injustices that led to the protests in the United States

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum George Floyd’s death followed several widely publicized incidents that exposed the deep racial fissures in American society. The current demonstrations are the result of a series of […]

This is what has led to the George Floyd protests in the United States

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum George Floyd’s death followed several widely publicized incidents that exposed the deep racial fissures in American society. The current demonstrations are the result of a series of […]

These are the United States’ most exported products

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Silicon Valley may be the tech capital of the world but physical goods still account for around two-thirds of US exports, new figures show. Machinery and electrical equipment brought in $363 billion – […]

I cycled over 6,000km across the United States to document climate change. Here’s what I learned

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Reber, Tales of Change This summer, I cycled from British Columbia to New Mexico documenting climate change along the Continental Divide. As my second long-distance bike ride as part of the Tales of Change project, my motivation […]

The European Union and the United States sign an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union and the United States, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, signed today in […]

Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres “to play a role” in bringing countries to the table. Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi, was […]

The European Union and the United States reach an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission shared today with Member States the successful outcome of the negotiations to review the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into the EU. EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said: “With the successful outcome of the negotiations, the Commission has delivered on […]

Trade with the United States: Council authorises negotiations on elimination of tariffs for industrial goods and on conformity assessment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Council. The Council today approved mandates for the Commission to open negotiations with the United States on two agreements: a trade agreement limited to the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods only, excluding agricultural products; an agreement on conformity assessment that would have as its […]

In the United States, there aren’t enough hours in the week to make rent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Knowledge Networks and Analysis, World Economic Forum & Andrew Berkley, Data Science and Analysis Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The mayor of Brisbane, a small city squeezed between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, shares […]

How the United States is falling in love with secondhand clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Ko, Co-founder/COO, DHB Global One person’s trash can be another’s treasure, as the saying goes. And now one of the fashion industry’s fastest-growing sectors is helping prove that point. The secondhand clothes market in the United States has […]

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which grants a reprieve to 737 inmates, up to end of […]

6 ways China and the United States could jumpstart trade reforms

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Co‐founding Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development & Shuaihua Cheng, Managing Director, ICTSD China, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Whether they’re new best friends or estranged fellows, President Donald Trump […]

United States: UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ by deadly California wildfires

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed “deep sadness” over the loss of lives and damages caused by devastating wildfires in the state of California in the United States. In a statement issued by his office, on Monday, the Secretary-General extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of […]

The United States divorce rate is dropping, thanks to millennials

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Young people in the United States are rebelling against their parents’ generation, though not in a way that you might expect. New research suggests Americans in their late 20s have a less than […]

On the detention of children in the United States of America

Endorsed content of The Sting’s close partner, the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) All children have the right to opportunities to survive, grow and develop with physical, emotional and social well-being. These rights are defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR), which applies human rights to all age groups, […]

Replacement for United States on Human Rights Council to be elected ‘as soon as possible’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. International reaction to the United States decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council continued on Wednesday with the President of the Geneva-based assembly confirming that the election of a new Member State would take place “as soon as possible” to fill the […]

How the United States can win back its manufacturing mojo

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sadasivan Shankar, Associate, Harvard, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Not all inventions end up being useful to humanity. Ideas need to be translated into reality before the world recognizes and benefits from innovation. The US, historically, […]

G20 LIVE: “United States and Turkey stand in solidarity with France and its people in handing the perpetrators of this crime and bringing them to justice”, US President Barack Obama underlines from G20 in Antalya Turkey

It was just before noon on November 15 in Antalya when the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a joint press conference with Barack Obama, president of the United States of America following the completion of their meeting in the context of the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The major topic that was discussed between the two leaders […]

Towards the Rise of the United States of the Atlantic?

Written by Alexandros Liakopoulos, liakalex@brightsightveritas.com If “follow the money” is the catchphrase of investigative reporting concerning corruption, bribes, abuses of authority, high-end scandals, and clear-cut criminal actions, “follow the power” should be its analogue when it comes to intelligence analysis and strategic patterns identification. Yet, even if “people should not be unfamiliar with strategy, for […]

Anti-Corruption: First review of the EU’s implementation of United Nations Convention against Corruption

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is setting out its approach to undertake a review of the EU’s implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). As a party to the Convention, the EU must evaluate how its rules and practices comply with the anti-corruption principles, […]

Coronavirus: 4 new Member States join the rescEU medical reserve

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Denmark, Greece, Hungary and Sweden have joined Germany and Romania as host states of the rescEU medical equipment reserve. With financial support from the European Commission now altogether 6 EU Member States are building up common European stocks of lifesaving protective and other […]

Financing economic recovery, written by United Nations Under-Secretary-General

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and […]

EU and Airbus Member States take action to ensure full compliance in the WTO aircraft dispute

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the governments of France and Spain agreed with Airbus SE to modify the terms of the Repayable Launch Investment granted by them for development of the A350 aircraft to reflect market conditions. This means that the European Union and the Member States concerned […]

Future Africa-Caribbean-Pacific States/EU Partnership: “Post-Cotonou” negotiations resume at ministerial level

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), formerly named the ACP Group of States, resumed today talks at the highest political level, a first since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with the objective to advance talks towards the […]

A Sting Exclusive: Healthy oceans amidst COVID-19, written by the United Nations Under-Secretary General

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writers. Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while […]

Sassoli: Positive measures from Commission. Europe united in face of common challenge of COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement by Parliament President David Sassoli following the announcement by the European Commission of measures to address COVID-19 “Not since the end of the Second World War have we faced such a dramatic crisis. Today the European Union is taking action. We had no […]

Look to cities, not nation-states, to solve our biggest challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group The world in 2020 is looking more turbulent and uncertain than ever. Powerful economic, demographic and technological forces are rewiring international politics. According to the World Economic Forum’s new Global Risks Report, structural […]

At this ‘critical moment’, UN chief urges anti-corruption conference to adopt united front

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. As we enter the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world must “unite against corruption” to stop precious resources from being drained by illicit financial flows, an international conference on the issue heard on Monday in Abu Dhabi. “You […]

UN Assembly calls on all States to observe Olympic Truce throughout Tokyo Summer Games

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The General Assembly on Monday urged United Nations Member States to observe the Olympic Truce – the ancient Greek tradition calling for the cessation of hostilities before, during and after the Games – in the context of next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. […]

UN Member States overwhelmingly support end of US embargo against Cuba

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. During a vote held on Wednesday, 187 Member States underlined their support for […]

‘Amid stormy global seas, UN charter remains our moral anchor’, says Guterres on United Nations Day

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. In his annual message for UN Day this Thursday, Secretary-General António Guterres issued a reminder of the role the Organization should be playing, focusing on the the real problems of real people, as a “shared moral anchor” amid “stormy global seas”. The Day marks the anniversary […]

Work and reforms of the UN ‘at risk’, Guterres warns Member States, amidst ‘record-level’ cash crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The United Nations is facing a severe shortage of cash, and unless more Governments pay their annual dues, “our work and our reforms are at risk”, the UN chief António Guterres told Member States on Tuesday. In a statement issue by his Spokesperson, the […]

All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The UN’s top rights official has added her voice to condemnation of the weekend mass-shootings in the cities of El Paso and Dayton, insisting on Tuesday that “not just the US, but all States” should do more to stop discrimination. Speaking to journalists in […]