September2020

  • Nearly 9 in 10 People Globally Want a More Sustainable and Equitable World Post COVID-19

    In a new World Economic Forum/Ipsos global survey of more than 21’000 adults, 86% say they want the world to change significantly and become more sustainable and equitable. Globally, 72% also want their personal lives to change significantly, rather than returning to pre-COVID-19. While the US is one of...
  • Award-Winning Dubai Author Launches online course for budding writers

    Award-Winning Dubai Author Launches online course for budding writers

    September 17th, 2020, Dubai (UAE): Number-one best-selling author, Karen Osman, has launched Kick Start Your Book With Karen, an online course to help people write a book. The 8-week course is made up over 30 hours of video tutorials, downloadable worksheets, exercises, templates and checklists, and weekly live Q...
  • World Economic Forum Announces Co-Chairs of 4th Sustainable Development Impact Summit

    World Economic Forum Announces Co-Chairs of 4th Sustainable Development Impact Summit

    Fourth annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit will take place virtually from 21 to 24 September Summit aims to scale up solutions to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of our time Explore the programme September 14th, 2020 Geneva (Switzerland): The World Economic Forum announced today the co-chairs of the annual Sustainable Development...
  • EBRD and Women 20 call on G20 members to mainstream gender equality

    EBRD and Women 20 call on G20 members to mainstream gender equality

    G20 Leaders should put women at the heart of all immediate and long-term post-Covid-19 recovery efforts, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Women 20 (W20), the official G20 engagement group for women’s empowerment, are urging in a joint statement. The pandemic risks exacerbating pre-existing inequalities and...
  • du Gender Balance Council hosts internal webinar evaluating gender equality progress

    du Gender Balance Council hosts internal webinar evaluating gender equality progress

    September 9th, 2020, Dubai (UAE): The Gender Balance Council at du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has concluded its first-ever internal webinar, where a range of topics were discussed concerning gender equality and achieving inclusion in the workplace. Held under the theme ‘Defying gender stereotypes through working in...
  • Bodour Al Qasimi issues directive to restore three libraries damaged in Beirut explosion

    Bodour Al Qasimi issues directive to restore three libraries damaged in Beirut explosion.

    September 8th, 2020, Sharjah (UAE): Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Head of the Advisory Committee of Sharjah World Book Capital (SWBC) 2019, has issued a directive to restore and develop several libraries damaged by the devastating explosions in Beirut....
  • Sustainable by Design

    Sustainable by Design

    Who is Laila Al-Yousuf? Tell us a bit about yourself. I was raised in Dubai and educated in the US and I think this combination of cultures has given me a unique perspective on designing for clients in the Middle East. I worked for the global design practice Perkins...
  • On Reconstructing Humanity

    On Reconstructing Humanity

    The year 2020 has ushered in a time that unreservedly urges humanity to look within itself and seek answers, if not solutions, to the plethora of intersecting crises and burning global questions. Triggered by mankind’s gluttonous greed, the world has come to a screeching halt and is now on...
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