COVID-19 could widen the digital gap. Here’s what’s needed now.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Ramos, Chief Executive Officer, USA, Millicom Inc. The COVID-19 global pandemic has led to a new reliance on digital infrastructure and connectivity. Now, more than ever, it is essential that governments and telecommunications providers work in unison […]

Everything you need to know about the coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lan Xue, Professor and Dean, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University & Li Xin, Managing Director, Caixin Global, Caixin Medi & Longmei Zhang, Deputy Resident Representative for China, IMF & Han Jian, Associate Professor of Management and Co-director, Centre on […]

UN Children’s Fund chief condemns ‘horrific’ Kabul bomb attack

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Scores of children were among the casualties following a bomb attack on a Government building in the Afghan capital of Kabul today, that hit nearby schools. The bombing was described by Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, as “horrific.” “The […]

New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an ‘important day’ for child protection, says UN envoy

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The top UN official charged with representing the interests of children caught up in armed conflict, has signed a landmark new agreement on child protection with the Force Commander of a main Syrian opposition military alliance, it was announced on Monday, aimed at ending and preventing the recruitment […]

Five years on from ISIL ‘caliphate’ proclamation in Iraq, Security Council makes first-ever visit

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The Security Council has concluded a first-ever visit to Iraq on Saturday, five years on from the proclamation, by the ISIL terrorist group, of a “caliphate” in the country. The visit, which also took in a trip to Kuwait, saw the members meet senior […]

1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020: UNHCR

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. More than 1.4 million displaced people in over 60 refugee hosting countries will need resettlement next year, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday, while also supporting a call for far greater protection for vulnerable LGBTI individuals seeking asylum. According to UNHCR’s Projected […]

UN chief welcomes possibility of resumed talks between US and North Korea

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. As the clicking of cameras and flash of lightbulbs captured on Sunday the first sitting United States President to set foot inside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Secretary-General António Guterres offered his full support to a potentially reset relationship that may render a […]

Monday’s Daily Brief: US-DPRK relationship reset, ‘Horrific’ Kabul bombing, Anti-conscription plan in Syria, Climate change heat stress, Security Council in Iraq

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. This Monday, we cover: Guterres welcomes possible US-DPRK diplomatic upgrade; Taliban attack hits schools; UN-Syria action plan on child soldiers; Climate change heat stress impacts economy; and first-ever Security Council visit to Iraq. UN chief welcomes possibility of resumed talks between US and North […]

5 reasons to protect mangrove forests for the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content To the uninitiated, mangroves might appear to be merely coastal cousins of inland forests, but these rich ecosystems support the planet and people in unique ways, from providing breeding grounds for fish to carbon […]