COVID19 a wake-up call to address development fault lines in Asia and the Pacific

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. The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living […]

AI technologies must prevent discrimination and protect diversity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Reducing gender, social or cultural bias in AI technologies is key, said the Culture and Education Committee in a resolution adopted on Tuesday. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in education, culture and the audiovisual sector could have an impact on “the backbone […]

EU budget talks: Council rejects Parliament’s breakthrough proposal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP’s negotiators made a breakthrough proposal on Wednesday on the critical issue of how to count the costs of common debt in the next long-term EU budget. Council has rejected it blindly. At the 10th trilateral dialogue, Parliament and Council representatives reviewed all pending […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Busting the myth by looking at the facts

Finally, some good news about the new coronavirus pneumonia outbreak (COVID-19). According to Reuters, China’s National Health Commission reported a substantial drop of 77% in new coronavirus cases last week, as the number of new cases in China dropped last Wednesday to 394 from 1,749 on the previous day. According to CNN’s most recent report, […]