Russia-US Summit: A worthwhile opportunity

Russia-US Summit: A worthwhile opportunity

NDO – The first-ever in-person meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is to take place in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16, attracting special attention from world public opinion and offering an opportunity for a stable Russia-US relationship after a period of “rock bottom” for many years. (Jun 15, 2021 15:55:59)

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“Reimagining” the US economy

  May 30, 2021 09:40:27
NDO – Along with the large-scale COVID-19 immunisation campaign, the US economy is reviving strongly. In an effort to bring the world’s number one economy back to its golden age, the administration of President Joe Biden is planning huge stimulus packages aiming to “reimagine” the US economy. 

Missed targets

  May 29, 2021 09:17:20
NDO – In 2020, the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility was launched with the aim to grant all countries the opportunity for quick, fair and equitable access to coronavirus vaccines. However, the targets of the aforementioned initiative are being “missed” due to a lack of capital and the selfishness of some developed countries. 

Bright colours of global economic picture

  May 28, 2021 09:33:48
NDO – The statistics recently released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that international merchandise trade for the G20 reached record levels in Q1 of 2021. The recovery momentum in many nations and regions has been maintained, painting the global economic picture with brighter colours. 

A strong message

  May 26, 2021 17:50:20
NDO – As planned, more than 10,000 polling stations are scheduled to be opened on May 26 for voters across Syria to cast their ballots to elect the President. This is the second time Syria has held a presidential election since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, aiming at sending a strong message about the efforts of President Bashar al-Assad's administration in the fight against rebels and to re-establish peace and stability across many territories. 

Positive signals in EU-US trade relations

  May 25, 2021 15:18:23
NDO – The European Union (EU) and the United States (US) are strengthening dialogue to “cool down” their bilateral trade disputes. In recent days, the two sides have sent signals of reconciliation and carried out discussions seeking to promptly bring the trans-Atlantic trade relationship back to the “old normal”. 

Sharing and taking action

  May 24, 2021 17:23:41
NDO – The outstanding outcome of the recently concluded Global Health Summit was the Rome Declaration that emphasised the importance of multilateral cooperation and commitment from rich countries to increase support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as raise the supply of vaccines to poorer countries. The summit called on the international community to continue sharing, committing and acting only towards the goal of beating the pandemic. 

An urgent mission

  May 23, 2021 15:35:32
NDO – The ministerial meeting of the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations has just closed, committing to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and the prevention of further losses of biodiversity. The meeting once again affirmed the goal of mobilising US$ 100 billion per year in the 2020-2025 period to increase financial resources towards the efforts to combat climate change, considering this a central task of the recovery strategy after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sustainable solution needed for Israel and Palestine’s long-standing conflict

  May 23, 2021 08:49:56
NDO – Israel and the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a ceasefire after 11 days of intense fighting, thanks to efforts from the United Nations, as well as the intermediary role of Egypt and the United States. 

Paradox in the COVID-19 era

  May 17, 2021 17:28:40
NDO – The United States, Israel and some European countries are gradually stepping out of the COVID-19 crisis, while many others still remain stuck at the peak of the pandemic. The inequality in access to COVID-19 vaccines globally has shown a paradox in the way nations are dealing with the disease. 

An optimistic sign

  May 14, 2021 16:00:05
NDO – The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) recently released its World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2021 report, which raised its forecast for global economic growth thanks to the strong recovery of the two main “locomotives”, the US and China. The world economic picture has seen optimistic signs, but still needs to be cautious about its vulnerability to the impact of the pandemic. 

Prospects for oil prices

  May 12, 2021 14:03:40
NDO – World oil prices have continued their uptrend in recent days in the context of the strong economic recovery in some major economies. Analysts say that global oil demand will return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year. 

EU: Reviving tourism growth

  May 11, 2021 09:58:17
NDO – The tourism industry in European countries has fallen into a severe crisis for more than a year due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 storm. Rescuing the tourism sector and returning millions of jobs to workers are among the challenges of top concern in the European Union (EU) at present. 

A matter of survival

  May 06, 2021 18:22:24
NDO – US$17 billion is the amount development partners have pledged to fund to ensure food security in Africa, considered a vital matter for the continent. 

Responsibility to the international community

  May 05, 2021 10:27:37
NDO – The United Nations and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have urged rich countries to strengthen their responsibility to the international community through offering COVID-19 vaccine funding and financial support for poor countries and accelerating the process of global economic recovery.