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A Disability-Inclusive Response To COVID-19

A Disability-Inclusive Response To COVID-19

A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19 Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to leave no one behind. Achieving transformative and lasting change on disability inclusion through the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy is a priority for the United Nations, including in times of crisis. The COVID-19 […]

International Day Of Peace – Shaping Peace Together

International Day Of Peace – Shaping Peace Together

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. […]

COVID-19 Unveiled The Intense Need For Creative Work

COVID-19 Unveiled The Intense Need For Creative Work

As the COVID-19 outbreak became more and more serious, companies learned a valuable lesson: the difference between success and failure is creativity. People in creative industries have seen their work undervalued for decades. Artists, photographers, writers and more are expected to work “for exposure” or have their rates severely undercut. One surprising example comes from Apple. With the […]

Fear, Rumours Lead To Hundreds Of Attacks On COVID-19 Responders

Fear, Rumours Lead To Hundreds Of Attacks On COVID-19 Responders

Healthcare workers fighting coronavirus in dozens of countries are facing violence from fearful communities who have attacked doctors and burned down clinics, aid agencies said on Tuesday. In Colombia, ambulances were blocked from entering a town to screen for COVID-19 cases, said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which recorded 611 incidents targeting […]

Masks And Bikinis As Bangkok Sex Districts Reopen With New Rules

Masks And Bikinis As Bangkok Sex Districts Reopen With New Rules

With performers wearing facemasks as well as bikinis, Bangkok’s red-light districts reopened on Wednesday after more than three months of the shutdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. Bars, karaoke venues and massage parlours were in the latest category of businesses allowed to reopen – with conditions – now that Thailand has gone 37 days […]

Italy’s Artisans Anxious As Brands Haggle To Bridge Luxury Gap

Italy’s Artisans Anxious As Brands Haggle To Bridge Luxury Gap

With unsold luxury handbags and clothing gathering dust in their workshops, Italy’s artisans fear for their future as brands cut orders and in some cases demand discounts and payment delays. Italy accounts for around 40% of global luxury goods manufacturing and has been hit hard by a dramatic drop in demand triggered by the coronavirus […]

Corporate Council On Africa Launches Inaugural Leaders Forum – Global Financial Response To COVID-19 In Africa

Corporate Council On Africa Launches Inaugural Leaders Forum – Global Financial Response To COVID-19 In Africa

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) launched its inaugural Leaders Forum – a high-level virtual forum to bring together Heads of State, senior USG and African government officials, CEOs and private sector executives, and leaders from multilateral institutions. Under the theme “Resilient U.S.-Africa Business Engagement to Drive Post COVID-19 Recovery”, the […]

How To Stand By Your Spouse Financially In This COVID-19 Period

How To Stand By Your Spouse Financially In This COVID-19 Period

  Binta was raised to believe that her money is hers alone except she is willing to share, her hubby is for the household (my money is mine, your money is ours syndrome). Mr Alfred, father of one was moulded with the belief that the wife, Binta though a ‘helpmeet’ could share bills but he […]

AW: How To Deal With Post-COVID Depression

AW:  How To Deal With Post-COVID Depression

It’s no longer news that a lot of people have been relieved of their jobs during this COVID-19 era, but it’s even more saddening, in point of fact, that more people will be relieved of their jobs as we gradually approach the post-pandemic era. Did you lose a loved one? Your partner just broke up […]

Coronavirus Shocks To Fuel Years Of Unrest And Hunger In Poorest Economies

Coronavirus Shocks To Fuel Years Of Unrest And Hunger In Poorest Economies

Economic shocks caused by the new coronavirus are set to fuel poverty, unrest and instability in heavily-indebted and politically fragile countries for years to come, found an international think-tank on Wednesday. The pandemic’s impacts will undo years of socio-economic development for some countries, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) said in a briefing released […]

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