Ukraine: Temperatures plunge amid rising humanitarian needs

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Amidst an ongoing active conflict that seems to have fallen off the international community’s radar, temperatures in eastern Ukraine dropping well below zero and leaving millions are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, said the United Nations, calling for support. In Geneva on Thursday, […]

Sahel States need international support ‘now more than ever’– UN peacekeeping chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Africa’s crisis-torn Sahel region needs support from the international community “now more than ever,” the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, told the Security Council on Thursday. In a briefing on the G5-Sahel Joint Force, the regional body designed to improve security and development and […]

Destroying nuclear waste to create clean energy? It can be done

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Franklin Servan-Schreiber, Senior Associate, Earthmind If not for long-term radioactive waste, then nuclear power would be the ultimate “green” energy. The alternative to uranium is thorium, a radioactive ore whose natural decay is responsible for half of our […]

‘Let the children live’: UN prepares to ramp up food aid to Yemen as famine risk grows

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. As the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) prepares to ramp up aid to Yemen, in the face of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, David Beasley, Executive-Director of the agency, issued a heartfelt plea for all warring parties to end “this horrible war.” Mr. Beasley was […]

Don’t dismiss start-ups founded by millennials. This is how they succeed

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: John McKenna, Formative Content To maximize your chances of building a successful start-up, you should wait until your 42nd birthday to become an entrepreneur, advises a recent MIT study. Unsurprisingly, younger founders are often less experienced and consequently […]

Return of Kuwaiti property by Iraq, signals hope of ‘full normalization’ between nations: UN Chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The Iraqi government’s latest moves toward constructive engagement with Kuwait mark a step towards “the full normalization” of relations between the two countries following decades of strained relations, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. “The Secretary-General commends the efforts of the Governments of […]

Innovation is the key to the pay-TV industry’s long-term growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Jacques-Edouard Guillemot, Senior Vice-President, Executive Affairs, Kudelski Group In the world of pay-TV there is now only one constant we can rely on – change. Consumers are constantly demanding more for less, while increasing competition from new entrants […]

Everyone’s ‘buy-in’ needed to restore peace in Kosovo, UN envoy tells Security Council

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have confirmed their “mutual intention” to continue working towards a negotiated settlement but the situation on the ground remains marred by “frequent adversarial actions,” with real consequences for people on the ground, a senior United Nations official told […]

Human rights breaches in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs deplore government crackdowns on the media, political opposition and human rights defenders in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam. Bangladesh must end crackdown on the […]

Farmers on the frontline in battle against drug-resistant microbes: UN health agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed that as some 700,000 people are dying each year from antimicrobial resistant infections, an untold number of sick animals are also suffering from diseases that do not respond to treatment. Marking World Antibiotic Awareness Week, FAO […]

MEPs vote for upgrade to rail passenger rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Updated rail passengers’ rights should include higher compensation rates for delays and better assistance to people with reduced mobility. MEPs backed changes to the 2009 rules that aim to ensure better assistance to people with reduced mobility, better access for cyclists, and clearer complaints-handling […]

Eritrea sanctions lifted amid growing rapprochement with Ethiopia: Security Council

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, were unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of an historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July. It was hailed by UN Chief António Guterres at the time […]

4 ways 3D printing can revolutionize manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Hugo Da Silva, Vice-president of additive manufacturing, DSM These are exciting times in additive manufacturing (AM) – the process of building objects by 3D printing – as the industry moves from prototyping and design towards production at scale. […]

‘Make healthy choices’ urges UN agency, to prevent and manage chronic diabetes

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, World Diabetes Day, with the call to “eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight gain.” Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the […]

Globalization 4.0 means harnessing the power of the group

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar, Senior Director of Impact, StriveTogether How might we prepare global residents for the future of work? Past waves of globalization offer lessons on what it will take to more effectively weather the transition. As leaders consider […]

Deep fakes could threaten democracy. What are they and what can be done?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting Will deep-fake technology destroy democracy, asked the New York Times. While some of us are just learning the jargon, others expect that we’ll enter this brave new post-fact world […]

Why the UN is investigating poverty in the United Kingdom

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors: John McKenna, Formative Content For the past 12 days Philip Alston, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has been investigating the poverty of a nation in 2018. But the country he is investigating […]

How our food system is eating away at nature, and our future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author:  Joao Campari Global food practice leader , WWF International As you eat your next meal, ask yourself if you really know what you’re eating – not just the ingredients or where they came from, but what has […]

Every year, South Korea comes to a standstill for an exam marathon

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Silence. No hammering from construction sites. No planes taking off. Even the banks stay shut on the most important day of the year for South Korea’s students. But crowds cheered and beat […]

Mechanism to protect democracy in the EU needed more than ever, says the EP

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU needs a comprehensive, permanent and objective mechanism to protect democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights, said EP on Wednesday. In a non-legislative resolution, MEPs regret that the European Commission has so far not presented a legislative proposal to set up […]

This AI outperformed 20 corporate lawyers at legal work

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Technology is revolutionizing the work we do and how we do it. Increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are taking over menial and repetitive tasks, leaving humans to concentrate on work that requires […]

These refugee children have danced in the snow for the first time

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The smiles on their faces and squeals of excitement said it all – a young brother and sister from Eritrea were seeing snow for the first time ever, in their adoptive new […]

Long-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities for post-2020 budget

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a vote on Wednesday, MEPs confirmed their position on the next EU long-term budget, including a precise breakdown of the amounts for each EU programme. Parliament underlines its “unity and readiness” for the upcoming multiannual financial framework (MFF 2021-2027) negotiations with EU Ministers […]

Europe’s poor investment in digital is threatening prosperity. Here’s what its start-ups need

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors:  Felix Staeritz, Founding Partner and CEO, Michael Stephanblome, Founding Partner and CSO and Andreas von Oettingen Founding Partner and CTO, FACTOR10 Europe is one of the biggest economic regions in the world. The European Union’s impressive $17 trillion […]

Building climate resilience and peace, go hand in hand for Africa’s Sahel – UN forum

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding […]

Merkel: Nationalism and egoism must never have a chance again in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. German Chancellor Angela Merkel debated the future of Europe with MEPs and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Tuesday. “Tolerance is the soul of Europe and an essential basic value of the European idea”, Mrs Merkel said. This soul has been […]

‘Terror and panic’ among Rohingya who may be forced to return to Myanmar – UN rights chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. There is “terror and panic” among Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, who are at imminent risk of being returned to Myanmar against their will, the United Nations top human rights official has said, warning that the returns would seriously endanger the lives of those […]

European Parliament backs CO2 emissions cuts for trucks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the European Parliament has backed plans for lorries to cut CO2 emissions by 2030. MEPs adopted a higher target (35%) than the European Commission (30%) for new lorries to reduce the EU´s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% […]

Outgoing UN official praises Iraq’s ‘exemplary peaceful transfer of power’ at the top

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. In his last briefing as the top United Nations official in Iraq, Ján Kubiš updated the Security Council on the country’s post-election political settlement, commending the “exemplary peaceful transfer of power” between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his successor, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who was sworn […]

MEPs cap prices of calls within EU and approve emergency alert system

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs have approved the telecoms package that caps intra-EU calls, makes super-fast 5G networks possible by 2020 and creates alert system for emergencies. The European Parliament on Wednesday confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the Council of Ministers in June on the European Electronic […]