COVID-19 Pandemic threatens to wide the Gender Gaps that persist despite 30 Years of Progress

July 22, 2020 6:45 PM
COVID-19 Pandemic threatens to wide the Gender Gaps that persist despite 30 Years of Progress

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to roll back gains in women’s economic opportunities, widening gender gaps that persist despite 30 years of progress. Well-designed policies to foster recovery can mitigate the negative effects of the crisis on women and prevent further setbacks for gender equality. What is good for women is […]

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Dominant Currencies and the Limits of Exchange Rate Flexibility

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Dominant Currencies and the Limits of Exchange Rate Flexibility

  Faced with an unprecedented shock of collapsing global demand and commodity prices, capital outflows, major supply chain disruptions and a generalized drop in global trade, many emerging markets and developing economies’ (EMDEs) currencies have weakened sharply. Will these currency movements support the recovery of these economies? Building on a new dataset, […]

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IMF Managing Director Urges Further Action to Secure a Resilient Recovery

July 21, 2020 12:30 PM
IMF Managing Director Urges Further Action to Secure a Resilient Recovery

  Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today at the conclusion of the virtual meeting of the Group of 20 (G20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, chaired by Saudi Arabia: “Due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

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More than 150 Countries engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine global access Facility

July 19, 2020 4:30 PM
More than 150 Countries engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine global access Facility

  Seventy-five countries have submitted expressions of interest to protect their populations and those of other nations through joining the COVAX Facility, a mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. The 75 countries, which would finance the vaccines from their own public finance budgets, […]

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Amnesty International Researchers recorded Reports of Strikes for Unsafe Working Conditions in 31 Countries

July 18, 2020 1:30 PM
Amnesty International Researchers recorded Reports of Strikes for Unsafe Working Conditions in 31 Countries

  Health workers reported serious shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) in nearly all of the 63 countries and territories surveyed by Amnesty International. This includes countries which may yet see the worst of the pandemic, such as India and Brazil and several countries across Africa. A doctor working in […]

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Croatia completes Corridor Vc Motorway with EBRD Loan

July 17, 2020 2:30 PM
Croatia completes Corridor Vc Motorway with EBRD Loan

  Croatia is taking a major step towards deepening its European integration with the completion of its part of the Pan-European Corridor Vc motorway, thanks to a loan of up to €55 million provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The Bank is financing a 17.5-km section […]

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International Criminal Justice is more important than ever

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International Criminal Justice is more important than ever

  The three Principals of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), President Carmel Agius, Prosecutor Serge Brammertz, and Registrar Abubacarr Tambadou issued the following statement to mark International Criminal Justice Day: “On this symbolic day we wish to emphasise that international criminal justice is more important than ever, […]

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Alfred Kammer appointed as IMF’s Director of the European Department

July 16, 2020 7:00 AM
Alfred Kammer appointed as IMF’s Director of the European Department

  Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), announced today her intention to appoint Mr. Alfred Kammer as Director of the European Department. Mr. Kammer succeeds Mr. Poul Thomsen, whose retirement was announced previously. He is expected to begin his work in this capacity on August […]

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European Union adopts new Priorities 2020-2022 for its Cooperation with the Council of Europe

July 14, 2020 1:45 PM
European Union adopts new Priorities 2020-2022 for its Cooperation with the Council of Europe

  In the context of widespread challenges to human rights, democracy and the rule of law, the European Union is determined to maintain its leading role in the promotion of fundamental rights on the European continent. To keep faith with this commitment, the EU has adopted new priorities for its […]

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As more go hungry and Malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in Doubt

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As more go hungry and Malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in Doubt

  More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition. The latest edition of the State […]

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