Antonio Guterres. File
While the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc across much of the globe, political and business leaders are already starting to think about what the world might look like once the worst of the outbreak eases.
After struggling to deal with the pandemic and the social and economic effects of the lockdown, countries are now slowly opening up and reinventing the wheel. And, as the world virtually celebrated World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June, it is extremely crucial and essential that every government refocuses and reprioritises ecological and environmental threats.
"All our efforts must go towards building sustainable and resilient pathways that enable us not only to beat COVID-19, but to tackle the climate crisis, reduce inequality and eradicate poverty and hunger," underscored the UN chief.
A new UN initiative to push back against the tide of lies and hate that has risen in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, by empowering people worldwide to share accurate information to help save lives and promote global solidarity, is a welcome and timely step.
We used to be told in our moral science classes in school and college that they who give never fall short. And prosperity greets them at every step by way of divine payback. That’s so true. The journey, our mortal journey, indeed becomes a rare pleasure and much more
Only a handful of places — including Taiwan, Vietnam and New Zealand — acted in time to contain the coronavirus last year, causing the world to spend trillions of dollars fighting an infection that has led to the deaths of more than 3 million people so far.
Almost 70 years ago, President Dwight Eisenhower pushed bipartisan legislation that created the interstate highway system. Earlier leaders made universal access to education, starting with kindergarten and running through high school, standard throughout the United States.
Boris Johnson has shelved plans to travel to India for his first major overseas visit since entering Downing Street. India’s devastating COVID crisis rendered a prime ministerial visit aimed at boosting trade both unfeasible and unsuitable. But the prime minister should