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According to a recent ILO report, 606 million women of working age said that they were not able to get a paid job because of unpaid care work, compared to 41 million men.

How COVID-19 can bring gender justice

Like previous disasters, the coronavirus crisis has exposed systemic inequalities faced by women. It’s time to build back better and fairer

A paper published by the European Parliament’s Directorate General for External Policies of the Union cites recent scientific studies on “deforestation linked to palm-oil production” showing that solely reducing Europe’s own imports of palm oil is environmentally ineffective.

EU’s trade deals can put an end to deforestation

The EU must take an aggressive “stick and carrot” approach to trade deals in order to put an end to deforestation and avert a next pandemic

"Even if the Hagia Sophia conversion increases Erdogan’s approval rating by a few percentage points, the boost is unlikely to last. Nothing short of strong economic growth in Turkey will bring back the wider popularity he once enjoyed."

Erdogan’s Big Gamble on the Hagia Sophia

Turkey’s president, desperate to boost his popularity at home, further damages his country’s international standing

"What organizations need to do is to learn how to be more agile in these kinds of situations. We’re nowhere near the end of the COVID-19 crisis, so it’s never too late to start revamping and revising your strategy."

COVID-19 creates a perfect storm for the extreme weather season

For many, June was a time to rejoice at the start of summer. But for a large number of communities around the world, it signified the beginning of a potentially deadly period of hurricanes and monsoons, droughts and heatwaves

“The unconstructive approach of certain members of the Security Council is all the more regrettable at a time when needs have never been greater and in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.”

EU voices concern over UN Syria aid plan

The EU on Sunday (12 June) voiced “deep concern” at a UN move to close an access point for humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria

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By working together to share test results in a harmonized system, border crossing and regional integration was later accelerated within East Africa.

World

Cross-border travel is confusing after COVID – this framework can help borders reopen safely

Monday, July 13, 2020

When the six nations of the East African Community opened to essential trade in June, COVID-19 testing created kilometers of backed up trucks along the borders as truck drivers waited for hours to get test results

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Ces partis de restauration permettent de garantir l’authenticite, l’harmonie et la coherence de ce chefd’?uvre de l’art gothique. La CNPA a approuve a l’unanimite ces recommandations.

World

Les Francais, les pelerins et les visiteurs du monde entier retrouveront la cathedrale qu’ils aiment

Monday, July 13, 2020

Les partis de restauration envisages pour la cathedrale NotreDame de Paris ont presente aujourd’hui a la Commission nationale du patrimoine et de l’architecture (CNPA), dont les grands principes ont ete approuves par le President de la Republique

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"Curiosity and reciprocity, plus some ingenuity, will help you build relationships in the age of Zoom."

Management

Networking in the New Reality

Friday, July 10, 2020

To many people, networking feels a bit like squeezing into trousers one size too small. But networking is essential if you wish to amass the social capital indispensable to a successful career

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Selected from 62 applications, the 24 newly selected European Universities involve 165 higher education institutions from 26 Member States and other countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme.

Europe

24 new European Universities reinforce the European Education Area

Thursday, July 9, 2020

European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that come together for the benefit of students, teachers and society

Cyber resilience is a matter of survival. Sustainable value generation requires companies – and any type of organization, for that matter – to weather shocks to the system and learn from them.

Analyses

Cyber resilience and organizations’ survival

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Cyber resilience is critical for organizations’ survival. Thoughtful reporting can help build it

According to Italy’s farmers boss, the COVID-19 emergency highlighted the fragilities of the European agricultural system, which is still uneven although the fact that the Common Agricultural Policy has been in force since 1960.

Europe

Food security is not outdated topic, says Italy’s farmers chief

Thursday, July 9, 2020

It is wrong to say that ensuring both food security and food safety in Europe is an objective that has already been achieved and can be taken off the table, the chief of Italy’s farmers’ organisation Confagricoltura

“For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” - Shakespeare.

Management

How Resilient Leaders Think

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Can you encounter adverse circumstances and emerge stronger from them?

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While emphasising that the current pandemic is still far from over, MEPs underlined the need to ensure that health systems across the EU are better equipped and coordinated to face future health threats as no member state can deal with a pandemic such as COVID-19 alone.

Europe

MEPs want the EU to play a stronger role in improving public health

Thursday, July 9, 2020

In a debate on the EU’s future public health strategy, MEPs said COVID-19 has shown that the EU needs stronger tools to deal with health emergencies

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“Multilateralism, for what?” might be the question today. And the reply cannot simply be ‘to be multilateral’, as some would like.

World

Multilateralism Has Lost Its Way

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Collective intelligence is needed to build a new multilateralism for the 21st century

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The strategy sets out 38 actions to create a more integrated energy system.

Europe

Powering a climate-neutral economy

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Commission sets out plans for the energy system of the future and clean hydrogen

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It’s not only what leaders do in the spotlight that counts. Great leaders also know how to manage the organisational machinery behind the scenes.

Management

The Two Faces of Leadership

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Leadership has two faces: one highly visible, one less so

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The IMF estimates that $10 trillion has been spent so far on official COVID-19 support measures worldwide, and forecasts global GDP will contract by an unprecedented 4.9% in 2020. Protecting 30% of the world’s land and ocean would require just 0.016% of global GDP.

Analyses

What would it cost to fix our broken relationship with nature?

Thursday, July 9, 2020

In 2020, humanity is living the consequences of our broken relationship with nature. We have over-exploited biodiversity to the point of a human-created Sixth Extinction, exacerbated by human-created climate change

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EU Actually

European Commission President Von der Leyen’s faux pas

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

European Commission Ursula von der Leyen appeared last week in a campaign video for Croatia’s HDZ, member of the European Peoples Party (EPP)

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Europe

EU Justice Scoreboard 2020

EU Justice Scoreboard 2020

Continued improvements in efficiency and accessibility of EU justice systems, coupled with decline in the perception of judicial independence in some Member States

Business

Covid-19 Furloughs Are Getting the Job Done

Covid-19 Furloughs Are Getting the Job Done

To no one’s surprise, unemployment is rising across Europe as a result of Covid-19’s chilling effect on business activity

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