Universal civil registration and vital statistics are critical for truth, trust and COVID recovery 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), Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, the Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP & Mr. Omar Abdi, Deputy Executive Director of […]

Blockchain can help us beat climate change. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adelyn Zhou, CMO, Chainlink Labs Smart contracts running on blockchains can unlock new ways to fight climate change and to cope with its impact. This approach relies on networks of ‘oracles’ – entities that enable blockchains to absorb […]

The Third Wave of COVID-19: a new perspective to the pandemic?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Natan Viana Medeiros and Ms. Yasmin Lima Nogueira, two 1st-year medical student at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

These 4 start-ups are using seaweed to help save the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Walé Azeez, Writer, Formative Content Seaweed plays a crucial role in the ocean’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases. Seaweed is better at absorbing CO2 emissions than trees are. Seaweed is considered a high-value source of protein for humans […]

The cost of dying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Neena Shaji, a 2nd year medical student in David Tvildiani Medical University in Georgia. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

7 of the most surprising facts about global gender gaps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2021 finds COVID-19 has slowed progress towards gender parity. Political Empowerment is the area with the widest gender gap. More women than men have lost […]

Georgia: EU report highlights the need for political compromise to continue the reform momentum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Georgia remains committed to the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, despite the COVID-19 related challenges. Further efforts are however needed, notably in the field of judicial reform and tackling political polarisation. These are key findings of the European Union’s annual Association Implementation Report […]

COVID-19 will hit the developing world’s cities hardest. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Richard Florida, Professor of Business and Creativity, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto The world’s poorest cities aggregate factors that facilitate the spread of COVID-19 easier […]

Commission launches the Fit for Future Platform and invites experts to join

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today launched the Fit for Future Platform – a high-level expert group, which will help the Commission simplify existing EU laws and reduce administrative burden for citizens and businesses. It will also help ensure that EU legislation remains future-proof, given […]

World Editors Forum President: Credible media vital in the fight against COVID-19 and fake news epidemic

This article is published in association with WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. In this op-ed, endorsed by the Board of the World Editors Forum (WEF), Warren Fernandez warns of wrenching changes to come and urges urgent action to minimise damage to the media, and democracy. As the coronavirus continues its relentless spread across […]

How to look after someone with coronavirus

  Strict hygiene is crucial in looking after someone with coronavirus. Keep them apart from other members of the household. Inform your health service and call for emergency help if symptoms worsen. It’s the moment many people fear – someone in your household begins to show symptoms of coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends […]

India is now the world’s 5th largest economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Forecast data from the IMF shows India has risen to become the world’s fifth largest economy. India has leapfrogged the GDPs of France and the UK. Despite its growth, challenges remain, from sustainability […]