7 shocking statistics that show the cost of corruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Corruption is a global problem. It costs both money and lives. International collaboration is the only way to defeat it. Corruption takes many forms. It is often thought of as a problem […]

Art, mental health and suicide: different strategies for increasing access to health services

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Karollyne Salviano Ferreira de Melo is a 21-year-old graduate student of the 5th period of Medicine at Rio Grande do Norte State University, Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

MEPs push for high ambitions at the COP25 in Madrid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A delegation from the European Parliament arrives in Madrid today to participate in the COP25, where they will meet with key stakeholders in the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament will take part in the UN conference on climate change, the COP25, […]

Inequality threatening human development, new global UN report warns

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Despite global progress in tackling poverty, hunger and disease, a “new generation of inequalities” indicates that many societies are not working as they should, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) argues in its latest report released on Monday. The 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) states that just as the […]

Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure […]

Corruption thwarts attempts to build a better world and ‘must be fought by all, for all’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. As we enter a decade of ambitious action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stepping up efforts to eradicate corruption and promote good governance is “essential…to deliver on our global pledge to leave no one behind”, the UN anti-crime chief has said. “Corruption […]

The 8 pieces of digital DNA we need to thrive in the AI age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Goleman, Co-Director, Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey If you had a symptom of cancer, what kind of doctor would you look for? Would you look for a […]

Denouncing attacks against Baghdad protesters, UN warns ‘violence risks placing Iraq on dangerous trajectory’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The top UN official in Iraq has strongly condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters in Baghdad on Friday night, which left a high number of deaths and injuries among innocent citizens, calling for the perpetrators to be “identified and brought to justice without delay”. […]

State aid: Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven Member States for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the battery value chain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (“IPCEI”) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries. The seven […]

‘We all must step up’ collective action on disability inclusion – UN deputy chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The international community has agreed truly ground-breaking frameworks to advance the rights of persons with disabilities, including in the context of development, but there remains a significant gap between these ambitions and the reality experienced daily by millions of persons with disabilities, UN Deputy […]

What do refugees really need from those who want to help? A refugee explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya When I fled my home and sought shelter in Kakuma refugee camp, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. But not the lowest. […]

UN evaluates progress in improving peacekeeping performance

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The international community on Friday took stock of action to improve UN peacekeeping in line with a Security Council resolution aimed at enhancing performance at all levels, both at Headquarters in New York and in the field. The UN welcomes opportunities to review its effectiveness, Secretary-General António Guterres told the meeting on Resolution 2436, adopted in September […]

UN agency hails Brazil ‘milestone’ decision over Venezuelan refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Brazil’s move to recognize thousands of refugees from crisis-wracked Venezuela through a new accelerated procedure, has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. The decision by Brazil’s National Committee for Refugees (CONARE) on Thursday to accept asylum-seekers on a “prima facie basis”, gave immediate relief to around […]

The importance of Yellow September and suicide prevention in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ridson Guilherme Parente de Aguiar and Francisco Emanoel Albuquerque de Souza Júnior, medical students at Christus University Center (UNICHRISTUS). They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

UN rights chief ‘extremely concerned’ over deadly crackdown on protesters in Iran

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. In the wake of recent protests in Iran, the top United Nations human rights official expressed alarm on Friday over multiple human rights violations which have reportedly taken place across the country. She highlighted a continuing lack of transparency concerning casualties, the alleged mistreatment […]

EU strengthens cooperation with Ethiopia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of her first official visit outside Europe, the new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced today in Addis Ababa a significant boost to the EU’s cooperation with Ethiopia. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “Ethiopia […]

A common fight against Antimicrobial Resistance: how can we react and what should we do

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Oumaima Mazouz, a third-year medical student in the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Marrakesh, Morocco. She is affiliated to 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 […]

Public Health equality in a trench

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. WUNDE Njineck URBAINE, a medial student at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. He is affiliated to 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 […]

Privatization of the health sector and the right to receive treatment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed Aljabri, a third year medical student at Hadramout university/ Hadramout governorate/ Yemen. He is affiliated to 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

Poor public health funding: a colossal risk to health inequalities

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Kayode Ayomide Timilehin, a 20-year-old medical student from The Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is affiliated to 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 reflect […]

Climate change is forcing 20 million people a year from their homes, Oxfam says

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Every two seconds, a weather-related disaster forces someone on the planet from their home, Oxfam says. Climate change is increasing the threat from extreme floods, droughts and wildfires, leaving millions displaced each […]

What you need to know about 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, World Economic Forum 5G, the fifth generation of mobile communications that enables global connectivity, is predicted to contribute $13.2 trillion to the global economy […]

More than 80% of adolescents worldwide aren’t getting enough exercise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Globally, girls tend to be less physically active overall than boys. The United States has higher rates of physical activity among adolescents, thanks to school-based physical education and sports clubs. Many poorer […]

Rise in Caribbean children displaced by storms shows climate crisis is a child rights issue: UNICEF

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six-fold in the past five years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report released on Friday. Catastrophic tropical cyclones and hurricanes uprooted an estimated 761,000 children in the region between 2014 and 2018, which also was […]

9 climate tipping points pushing Earth to the point of no return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world could be heading toward tipping points in the climate system. In an interconnected climate system, passing one tipping point may trigger a cascade of irreversible changes. As the world continues […]

UN team aids Samoa response to deadly measles epidemic

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. UN teams are on the ground in Samoa as the country combats a deadly measles epidemic. So far, there have been more than 4,200 cases and 62 deaths, mainly babies, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency on 15 November and launch a […]

India: step up reform efforts to increase quality jobs and incomes

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. India is set for a modest recovery after a loss of momentum, as reforms to simplify taxation, lighten business regulations and upgrade infrastructure start to bear fruit. Further reforms to modernise the economy are now needed to drive the creation of high-quality jobs, as well as […]

Measles ‘misinformation campaigns’ through social media, fuel rising toll

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Measles deaths and infections in 2019 are set to “substantially exceed” last year’s toll when more than 142,000 people died from the preventable disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. In a warning over dangerously low vaccination levels and large outbreaks in […]

Partnerships key to taking landlocked countries out of poverty: UN Chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The challenges faced by landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), some of the poorest in the world, can be overcome through more effective partnerships, UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared on Thursday, at a conference held at UN Headquarters in New York. The Midterm Review of the […]

These social entrepreneurs are lighting up Africa

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 Easy Solar provides solar lighting and chargers to power energy-deprived homes in Sierra Leone. The pay-as-you-go devices provide electricity to even the least-well-off families. A reliable energy grid is the foundation for […]

Soil erosion must be stopped ‘to save our future’, says UN agriculture agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Although soils are essential for human well-being and the sustainability of life on the planet, they are threatened on all continents by natural erosion, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on World Soil Day, calling for their protection. Healthy soils are the basis […]

The EU adopted €297 million in concrete actions for refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust […]

One Health approach to combating Antimicrobial Resistance – how can professionals from different backgrounds unite in this common fight?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aistė Jurkonytė, a 19 years old medical student at Vilnius University (Lithuania). She is affiliated to 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]