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Blog Posts, Releases Address Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including ACT Accelerator, Strengthening Health Care Systems, Vaccine Distribution, Meeting SDGs

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Melinda Gates: Will the world be generous enough to defeat COVID-19? Melinda Gates, co-chair at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (11/12). WHO: Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator commitments reach US$ 5.1billion following new contributions, including at Paris Peace Forum (11/13). WHO: Guidance on developing…

Blog Post Highlights 6 Key Takeaways From Event On American Leadership To Advance SDGs

Brookings Institution’s “Up Front”: American leadership in advancing the SDGs to achieve equity and sustainability Anthony F. Pipa, senior fellow for Global Economy and Development at Brookings’ Center for Sustainable Development; Max Bouchet, senior policy analyst for Global Economy and Development; and Krista Rasmussen, senior research associate of policy planning…

Opinion Pieces Address Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Sustainable Development, Potential Vaccines, Impacts In Latin America

Devex: Opinion: Drive home a global green recovery in 2021 — no excuses Patricia Scotland, secretary general of the Commonwealth, and Ibrahim Thiaw, undersecretary general and executive secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (11/11). Foreign Policy: The Vaccine News Is Good. Here’s the Bad News Laurie Garrett,…

Public Development Banks Key To Helping Governments Finance Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic, Opinion Piece Says

Project Syndicate: The Age of Public Development Banks Has Arrived Stephany Griffith-Jones, emeritus fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and financial markets director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, and colleagues “Major global threats — including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change,…

Global Coordinated Effort Critical To Addressing Food Insecurity

Foreign Affairs: The Pandemic Has Made Hunger Even More Urgent to Address Sara Bleich, professor of public health policy at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and Sheila Fleischhacker, adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center “…The enormous health and social costs of food insecurity make it…

Addressing NCDs, Tobacco Use Integral To COVID-19 Response, Achieving SDGs

Devex: Opinion: Tobacco — a slow-motion pandemic hindering achievement of the SDGs Adriana Blanco Marquizo, head of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. “…Today, the conjunction of two pandemics — the long-simmering tobacco pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic — has created unprecedented challenges for public health…

2-Part Opinion Piece Discusses Opportunity For U.N. To Take New Direction

IPS: U.N. at 75: Slow Death or a New Direction — Part 2 Mark Malloch‐Brown, co-chair of the U.N. Foundation and the International Crisis Group and member of the advisory committees to the heads of the IMF and UNICEF “…The world needs to believe the U.N. matters. That it is…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Borgen Magazine: Senator Bob Casey’s Poverty Reduction Efforts (McWilliams, 11/3). Borgen Magazine: South America’s Indigenous Populations Combat COVID-19 (Engels, 11/3). Devex: COVID-19 is just part of the story for NGOs in the Pacific (Cornish, 11/4). Devex: Q&A: Why resilience is key to improved delivery of aid (Root, 11/3). The Guardian:…

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