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14 августа, 22:49

Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ over environmental threat posed by stricken oil tanker off Yemen coast

The UN chief is “deeply concerned” about the condition of the FSO Safer oil tanker, moored off the western coast of Yemen, his spokesperson said on Friday. 

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14 августа, 19:22

Afghanistan: More action needed to stop killings of human rights defenders 

The death of nine human rights defenders since the beginning of this year marks “the emergence of a truly alarming trend", an independent UN rights expert said on Friday, calling on Afghanistan to prevent any further killings.

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14 августа, 19:11

Betazone Davos 2020 | The Human Cost of an Age of Impunity with David Miliband

The failure of political institutions is most catastrophically experienced by civilians in failed states and civil wars, including 142 million children living today in high-density battle zones. Join David Miliband for an in-depth exploration of the human costs of political failure. The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change. World Economic Forum Website ► http://www.weforum.org/ Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/worldeconomicforum/ YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/wef Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/worldeconomicforum/  Twitter ► https://twitter.com/wef LinkedIn ► https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-economic-forum TikTok ► https://www.tiktok.com/@worldeconomicforum Flipboard ► https://flipboard.com/@WEF #WorldEconomicForum #Davos

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14 августа, 17:35

Millions ‘on the edge’ in DR Congo, now in even greater danger of tipping over: WFP

Millions of lives could be lost to hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), amid escalating conflict and worsening COVID-19 transmission, the UN emergency food relief agency has warned, urging the international community to step up support for the African nation.

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14 августа, 16:37

Interception, no solution to address migrants crossing English Channel

Intercepting boats full of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, is not the solution to deter them from attempting to reach the United Kingdom, UN agencies have stressed, warning that deployment of large naval vessels to block small, flimsy dinghies could lead to fatal incidents.

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14 августа, 14:00

The Coding for Employment program opens doors to digital jobs for African women and youth

The African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment program, in partnership with Microsoft, is on a mission to raise a critical mass of digitally enabled African youth through demand-driven ICT and soft skills training and by linking youth to opportunities.

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14 августа, 13:30

The African Development Bank and partners’ digital Coding For Employment program is ensuring African youth are competitive in the global digital...

Nigerian Odetola Olashile Oluwapelumi has filled out her share of job applications. The young, new mother graduated with a Communication and Language degree, but says finding work that put her education to use was a struggle. “I’ve gone for different [job] interviews, but in the long run – they just find something to disqualify you and that’s it,” Oluwapelumi says.

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14 августа, 12:44

Asian Impact 06: Asia’s Journey to Prosperity—Past, Present, and Post COVID-19

ADB’s essential research work Asia’s Journey to Prosperity traces the economic and social evolution of Asia and the Pacific—from a low-income agrarian region in the 1960s to a global manufacturing powerhouse today. With COVID-19 threatening to turn back the clock on that progress, how will Asia get back to its growth path? A panel of experts explored the underlying factors that can explain Asia’s development performance in the last 50 years, as well as the large variations across the region and time periods. They also discussed the evolution of ideas on economic development that affected policymaking across Asia. They also extracted crucial policy lessons—particularly on the roles of technology, markets, and policies—to help steer Asia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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14 августа, 12:08

Yemen and other topics - Daily Briefing (14 August 2020)

Daily Press Briefing by Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General and Reem Abaza, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. Highlights to come soon... Office of the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General website: https://www.un.org/sg/en/spokesperson President of the General Assembly website: https://www.un.org/pga/74/

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14 августа, 10:49

Ensuring Reliable Water Service in Viet Nam Through Digital Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of smart solutions in the utilities sector. In the city of Hue in Viet Nam, digital technology helped the city to deliver safe and continuous water supply, and respond swiftly to customer concerns. The provision of safe water and sanitation is vital in maintaining proper hygiene, helping to prevent disease tranmission during a pandemic. With assistance from ADB, HueWACO (Hue’s water utility company) has been upgrading and expanding the provincial water supply system to ensure water security and safe water supply for over 95% of the province's population by 2020. Through the ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Trust Fund, ADB and the Australian Government are able to support cities throughout Southeast Asia in improving their service delivery, planning and financing using digital and smart technologies.