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“The response to Covid and to the financial aspects [of the crisis] has been fragmented, and geopolitical divides are not helping,” Guterres told the FT.
The UN chief told a high-level meeting of the UN Security Council that 130 countries have not received a single dose of vaccine and declared that “at this critical moment, vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the global community.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning.
The UN said "a long-term upsurge in the number and severity of mental health problems is likely” and warned that if action isn’t taken COVID-19 "has the seeds of a major mental health crisis” as well as "a physical health crisis.”
The United States Federal Reserve’s tightening of monetary policy through raising interest rates which began in March this year is to continue despite the flat inflation line for July compared to June this year and the suddenly positive job statistics for July. The rest of the world, especially developing economies in Asia,
The Democrats’ long-sought tax and energy legislation finally passed by the Senate is a critical breakthrough in America’s effort to meaningfully reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. That’s the good news. More worrisome is what the bill fails to do to limit fugitive methane from oil and gas production. The legislation would levy
Here’s the best possible spin on the staggering $369 billion in energy and climate handouts included in the Inflation “Reduction” Act: It’s not as bad as last year’s draft. There’s nothing to reduce gasoline and electricity bills. Nothing to increase American energy production. Nothing to spur innovation. Instead, it will increase
The United Arab Emirates President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a role model for his nation. A visionary leader always leads from the front and makes his nation proud (“UAE President pilots a helicopter in the skies of the emirates,” Aug.12, Gulf Today website). UAE President His Highness Sheikh