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Africa Signs Historic Agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 400 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

Africa Signs Historic Agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 400 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

29 March 2021 — In a historic COVID-19 vaccine procurement Agreement signed on 28 March 2021, all African Union Member States, through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) set up in November 2020 under the African Union chairmanship of H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, will have access to 220 million doses of […]

Africa’s sustainable industrialization and diversification in the digital era and in the context of COVID-19

Africa’s sustainable industrialization and diversification in the digital era and in the context of COVID-19

Addis Ababa, 21 March 2021 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has presented its Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2020: Industrializing in the digital age at a side event of the UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development. The event provided the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the challenges and […]

UN sets in motion new regional collaborative platform to support countries in Asia and the Pacific in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UN sets in motion new regional collaborative platform to support countries in Asia and the Pacific in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Regional United Nations entities in Asia and the Pacific are scaling up efforts and coordination to support countries in their COVID-19 response and accelerate sustainable development in the region. At the first meeting of the new Regional Collaborative Platform for Asia and the Pacific held on 23 March — a new mechanism that brings together […]

The Pandemic is Prompting Higher Debt Levels in the Region’s Countries and Jeopardizing a Sustainable Rebuilding with Equality

The Pandemic is Prompting Higher Debt Levels in the Region’s Countries and Jeopardizing a Sustainable Rebuilding with Equality

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has magnified structural gaps in the region’s countries while also increasing their financing needs to confront the emergency, and it has prompted a rise in debt levels that jeopardizes the recovery and countries’ capacity to achieve a sustainable rebuilding with equality, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Pandemic challenges spark innovation in how countries measure migration and remittances, finds UNECE study

Pandemic challenges spark innovation in how countries measure migration and remittances, finds UNECE study

A new working paper, Measuring Migration and Remittances in UNECE Countries during the Pandemic, reveals both innovative solutions and continued hurdles as countries strive to gather information about international migration under pandemic conditions. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought about sudden and massive changes in international migration. As countries first discouraged travel and then closed […]

ECLAC Stresses the Importance of Promoting Women’s Economic Autonomy as the Key to a Sustainable Recovery with Equality

ECLAC Stresses the Importance of Promoting Women’s Economic Autonomy as the Key to a Sustainable Recovery with Equality

Women’s economic autonomy is the key to a sustainable recovery with equality in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and decent work with rights, digital inclusion and the care economy are among its drivers, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), indicated today during a high-level seminar […]

ECA lines up global top-notch experts to strategize on sustainable industrialisation amidst COVID-19 in Africa

ECA lines up global top-notch experts to strategize on sustainable industrialisation amidst COVID-19 in Africa

March 9, 2021 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will hold its fifty-third session and the Conference of the African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, from 17 March to 23 March 2021 in hybrid form. In the wake of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus and related disruptions, some participants, led […]

Sustainable energy key to building back better from COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific says UN regional meeting

Sustainable energy key to building back better from COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific says UN regional meeting

The Asia-Pacific region’s move towards a sustainable, low-carbon energy future is now more critical than ever as it builds back better together from the COVID-19 pandemic, high-level delegates stressed today at the opening of the Third Session of the Committee on Energy, convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the […]

ECA studies solutions for Post- COVID-19 employment in North Africa

ECA studies solutions for Post- COVID-19 employment in North Africa

Rabat, February 24, 2021 (ECA) – The ECA Office in North Africa held on Tuesday 23 February a webinar on labour markets in North Africa, the impact of COVID-19 and how to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. The meeting aimed to analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour markets in the sub-region. […]

Sustainable energy key to COVID-19 recovery in Asia and the Pacific

Sustainable energy key to COVID-19 recovery in Asia and the Pacific

The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have played out unevenly across Asia and the Pacific, the region has been spared many of the worst effects seen in other parts of the world. The pandemic has reminded us that a reliable and uninterrupted energy […]

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