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LDCs call on leaders at UNGA to boldly address climate crisis

Sonam P. Wangdi

“As the world grapples with a pandemic and the worsening climate crisis, international cooperation has never been more important,” says the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75).  Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group As the United Nations convenes Heads of State and ...

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39 countries form Alliance for Poverty Eradication

Samson Itegboje

The UN General Assembly has inaugurated the Alliance for Poverty Eradication, aimed at galvanising multilateral and bilateral efforts. The Alliance was the focus of a high-level virtual meeting on trends, options, and strategies for eliminating poverty. Samson Itegboje, Interim Coordinator, Alliance for Poverty Eradication Thirty-nine countries are listed as members of the Alliance. The Alliance will be led by Interim Coordinator Samson Itegboje, ...

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How COVID-19 is affecting progress on gender equality


On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the UN General Assembly held a virtual multi-stakeholder hearing titled, “Accelerating the Realisation of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls.” A panel titled “Women’s and girls’ voices, participation and leadership” involved advocates for women’s and girls’ empowerment who discussed the need for women in leadership positions. Coronavirus Founder and CEO of ...

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Rotary commits $75 million to end polio

Rotary International has announced plans to contribute $75 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as part of a worldwide effort to close a $945 million funding gap that threatens to derail the 24-year-old global health effort, even as new polio cases are at an all-time low. Rotary, which already has contributed more than $1.2 billion to stop ...

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