Violence Against Women: The European Union establishes an EU-wide helpline number and calls to end violence against women worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell issued the following statement: “Violence against women happens in every country. The facts are shocking – in the EU and […]

Reclaiming the streets: Why we must put children at the heart of road safety efforts worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean Todt, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, United Nations, Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) With road crashes remaining the number one cause of death for children and young adults aged five to 29, […]

G20: €210 million in food assistance for most vulnerable worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali, the Commission is stepping up support to help those most affected by the devastating effects of rising food insecurity globally. A new humanitarian aid package of €210 million will be provided in 15 countries to meet their […]

How green services can enable circular economy in cities worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dimitris Karamitsos, Senior Energy Efficiency Business Developer Specialist, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE), Carla Della Maggiora, Senior Climate Change and Environmental Finance Specialist, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE), Shefali Rai, Project Specialist, C4IR India, Hugo Manticello, […]

Businesses can play a key role in advancing health equity worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ty Greene, Community Specialist, Civil Society, World Economic Forum, Shyam Bishen, Head of Health & Healthcare, World Economic Forum The right to the highest attainable standard of health is enshrined in the UN’s 1966 International Covenant on Economic, […]

Mapping women’s health worldwide is key to gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen P. MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hologic, Inc. Women’s health is the cornerstone of economies and societies worldwide — but leaders continually fail to prioritize it. This lack of action on women’s health enables social […]

MEPs call for the protection of fundamental values in the EU and worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The threat to democracy and fundamental rights in several member states was the main issue discussed on Wednesday with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen. During the debate on the results of the 24-25 June European Council, most speakers criticised Hungary’s recently-adopted law which […]

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 […]

Corporate tax remains a key revenue source, despite falling rates worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Taxes paid by companies remain a key source of government revenues, especially in developing countries, despite the worldwide trend of falling corporate tax rates over the past two decades, according to a new report from the OECD. A new OECD report and database, Corporate Tax Statistics, […]