The Commission has given €382.7 million under the REACT-EU 2022 tranche to boost Spain’s recovery and digital and green transition.  This additional financing from the European Regional Development Fund is being added to twelve operational programmes running from 2014 to 2020 to assist the health system in combating the coronavirusContinue Reading

More than $138 million is needed to support rural people in the Horn of Africa devastated by prolonged drought, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which launched a comprehensive response plan for the region on Monday.  A third straight year of inadequate rains threatens food security inContinue Reading

India has highlighted that the UN-facilitated intra-Sudanese political process aimed at keeping the transition process on track must be Sudanese-led and directed by a constructive attitude.  Speaking during a UN Security Council briefing on Sudan by the International Criminal Court, Pratik Mathur, Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, notedContinue Reading

The United Nations is committed to assisting Nigeria and bringing the country from where it is to where it should be.  Reuben Bamidele, National Programme Officer in Nigeria, made the remarks on Monday in Lagos during the Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027.  The UNContinue Reading

Despite member states’ reservations about the timetable, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the European Union must implement new rules for a global minimum corporate tax of 15% in the coming weeks.  Following an agreement reached in October at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, France has madeContinue Reading

Mission EineWelt from Germany has launched an online campaign from 17 January to 17 May that asks people to join them on a local, national, and international journey to learn about the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria’s centre for partnership, development, andContinue Reading

Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, was met by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at Expo 2020 Dubai.  The conference focused on the UAE’s and the UN’s collaborative cooperation as well as strategies to improve collective worldwide action toContinue Reading

During a high-level conference at Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday, the UAE pledged to strongly support the global environmental agenda and to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This was announced in the Sustainability Pavilion at Expo during the second batch of Global Councils for SDGs, which kicked offContinue Reading

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will back Gravitricity’s plan to build a full-scale plant in a former mine shaft in Europe.   Gravitricity’s proposals for the project at the recently mothballed Staric mine in the Moravian Silesian region of Czechia have been independently verified by the EIB, which has committed 120Continue Reading

Malaysia, along with its Southeast Asian regional allies, should explore leveraging the respective Covid-19 recovery strategies not only to overcome the pandemic but also to jump-start the region’s economy, according to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.  As per the chairman of the National Recovery Council, the pandemic might be a benefitContinue Reading