July2020

  • Women Gain Key Economic Benefits from Greater Trade, World Bank Study

    Women Gain Key Economic Benefits from Greater Trade, World Bank Study

    July 30, 2020, Washington (USA): Trade increases women’s wages and helps close the wage gap between men and women while creating better jobs for women, a new World Bank Group report concludes. Countries that are open to international trade tend to grow faster, innovate, improve productivity, and provide higher...
  • Fast tracking the Elimination of Hepatitis B Among Mothers and Children

    Fast tracking the Elimination of Hepatitis B Among Mothers and Children

    July 27th, 2020: The proportion of children under five years of age chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) dropped to just under one percent in 2019 down from around five percent in the pre-vaccine era (the period between the 1980s and the early 2000s), according to new estimates from...
  • Experts at Irthi, Bvlgari discussion assert artisanal & heritage products still very much a part of the new global reality

    July 26th, 2020, Sharjah (UAE): In light of sudden new realities facing both artisans and big fashion houses worldwide, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, a Sharjah-based entity engaged in the revival and modernisation of the traditional crafts of the UAE, recently convened an expert panel which has asserted that artisanship...
  • Enabling the Disabled

    Enabling the Disabled

    Who is Veronica Ngum Ndi? Tell us a bit about yourself. Ms. Ngum is a passionate advocate for the rights of women and girls with disabilities and those living with HIV/AIDS. She has over seven years’ experience working for their empowerment, inclusion, leadership, and decision-making at all levels of...
  • Special Olympics Announces Global Expansion of Inclusive Education Initiative

    Special Olympics Announces Global Expansion of Inclusive Education Initiative

    The Special Olympics announced on July 20th, 2020, the next phase of global expansion of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) – one of the largest initiatives for inclusion in education for young people with and without intellectual disabilities – through the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin...
  • Women 20, Aramco partners to promote gender equality

    Women 20, Aramco partners to promote gender equality  

    July 21st, 2020, Riyadh (Saudia Arabia): Women 20 (W20), an official G20 engagement group, and Aramco, the world’s largest integrated energy and chemicals company, announced their partnership as part of this year’s Saudi Presidency of the G20. In the lead up to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Riyadh in...
  • Big Heart Foundation Facilitates Healthcare Capacities For Refugees Amid COVID!9

    Big Heart Foundation Facilitates Healthcare Capacities For Refugees Amid COVID19

    TBHF’s international partners receive US$100,000 each to boost healthcare capacities for refugees and IDPs in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Bangladesh and Kenya July 19th, 2020, Sharjah (UAE): Sharjah-based global humanitarian organization, The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), has announced the allocation of US$500,000 to boost healthcare capacities in sites hosting refugee...
  • Governments should create incentives for ICT development: GSMA Chief Strategy Officer

    Governments should create incentives for ICT development: GSMA Chief Strategy Officer

    July 16th, 2020, Beijing (China): A news report by China.org.cn on Governments should create incentives for ICT development: GSMA Chief Strategy Officer. Governments should create a pro-investment and pro-innovation environment to drive information and communications technology (ICT) development in the digital era, said the GSMA’s Chief Strategy Officer, Laxmi Akkaraju. The GSMA...
  • Focusing Africa

    Focusing Africa

    If there is anything the current COVID19 pandemic has underscored is the need to protect vulnerable groups in our society and in every sphere of life, including health, economics as well as social well-being. Awareness and advocacy are the first and most fundamental steps that need to be taken...
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