GWM Set to Debut New Models at Auto China 2020

BEIJING, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GWM (601633.SS/02333.HK), a world-renowned SUV and pickup manufacturer, will showcase models from its three leading vehicle brands at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020 (Auto China 2020). Themed “Intelligence leads to the future”, this event will take place between September 26 and October 5 at the China International Exhibition […]

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Don’t let COVID-19 pandemic derail refugee education

As UN General Assembly meets virtually, footballer Mohamed Salah, educator Mary Maker and UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi urge world to safeguard refugee education. By Sarah Schafer NEW YORK – In a video broadcast today in connection with the UN General Assembly, held virtually for the first time, Egyptian football star Mo Salah and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged the world to ensure that COVID-19 does not block access to education for millions of young refugees. “We must make sure that all young people – including refugees –…

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The impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on women: Lessons from the Ebola outbreak in W/Africa

Introduction Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019, the effects on human lives have been devastating. The virus has spread across all 15-member states of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) recording more than 76,355 confirmed cases and 1,323 fatalities as of June 30, 2020 . The pandemic has impacted countries in the region differently, but its current and long-term impact indicates an adverse effect on the economic and social vulnerabilities of West Africa. Like most complex emergencies and crises, the gender dimensions of the…

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The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020 – Agricultural markets and sustainable development: Global value chains, smallholder farmers and digital innovations

Global trade in food and agricultural products more than doubles in last two decades Trade and markets can spur sustainable development and strengthen resilience to shocks 23 September 2020, Rome – Global agri-food trade has more than doubled since 1995, amounting to $1.5 trillion in 2018, with emerging and developing countries’ exports on the rise and accounting for over one-third of the world’s total, according to a new report issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets, 2020 (SOCO…

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Describing COVID-19 pandemic as wake-up call, dress rehearsal for future challenges, Secretary-General opens annual General Assembly debate with vision for solidarity

Calls for Openness, Inclusion Contrast with Protectionist Approaches, as World Leaders Outline Strategies to Contain Virus, Provide Medical Treatment World leaders gathered in pre-recorded videos for an unprecedented opening of the General Assembly’s annual general debate today, as the United Nations Secretary-General described the epic upheaval wreaked by COVID-19 across the globe, wiping out decades of development gains and laying down an ultimatum for nations to stand united in weathering the human and economic onslaught. “We are at a foundational moment,” said Secretary-General António Guterres, as he addressed an Assembly…

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Climate-related extreme weather events and COVID-19: A first look at the number of people affected by intersecting disasters

New York, Geneva, 23 September 2020 – New analysis published today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre reveals that at least 51.6 million people worldwide have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and COVID-19. The pandemic is increasing the needs of people suffering from climate-related disasters, compounding the vulnerabilities they face and hampering their recovery. At least a further 2.3 million people have been affected by major wildfires and an estimated 437.1 million people in…

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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore remarks at the Digital Co-operation Event: Action for Future Generations

NEW YORK, 23 September 2020 – UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore remarks at the Digital Co-operation Event: Action for Future Generations. “Good morning. On behalf of everyone at UNICEF, it is wonderful to join this event to discuss our collaboration on digital solutions. “We are proud co-leads of the Roadmap’s recommendations around universal connectivity and digital public goods. “Both are essential to achieve a safe, secure, affordable online access for every person. “And both are increasingly necessary tools as we support children through the COVID-19 pandemic and help them, and…

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