Search: COVID-19,UN (8 materials)

Synchronicity in Economic Policy amid the Pandemic

... elicited a number of deficiencies in the current global governance framework, most notably its weaknesses in mustering a coordinated response to the global economic downturn Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see. Carl Jung The multiplicity of country models of dealing with the pandemic, the “vaccine competition”, the breaking up of global value chains and their nationalization and regionalization all point in the direction of greater localization and self-sufficiency....

10.09.2021

The IX Moscow Conference on International Security

... trusts will bring nations closer and diffuse tensions. We must seek fairness and justice, keep shared values as these are significant aspects for achieving peace, stability, sustainable development, progress and prosperity of the whole of humankind. The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a global menace. The challenge is so huge that no single country can overcome it. It requires collective efforts, and all nations should cooperate with developed countries. No one is safe unless the whole world is vaccinated and COVID-free. A collective initiative must be started, and comprehensive measures must ...

21.07.2021

Extending the Russia-China Friendship Treaty: To What Extent Will Isolation and Great Power Rivalry Push China and Russia Closer Together

... foreign nationals. China’s aggressive trade practices and intellectual property theft, its activities in the Xinjiang region against Uighur Muslims, and the crackdown on democratic freedoms in Hong Kong, as well as, most recently, its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have also contributed to this isolation. Besides, China has been the subject of economic uncoupling efforts by the previous American administration and its successor as the United States hopes to halt the rapid rise of China as an economic and military power. Russia’s international standing has been diminished by its actions in Libya, Syria ...

15.07.2021

Dynamics of Vaccine Diplomacy

Diplomacy is one of the powerful nonviolent instruments of a country’s foreign policy. It is used to strengthen the state by promoting its interests in relation to other countries. Often, it is the failure of diplomacy that leads to war. Yet, even during times of conflict, diplomacy is crucial to the cessation ...

13.07.2021

Ensuring Sustainable Development and Peace: Who in the UN is Against it?

... General Antonio Guterres addressed the heads of the G20 member states at the very outset of the pandemic (March 25, 2020), calling for them to lift their sanctions so that states would have access to food, essential goods and medical aid in combating COVID-19. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, called for easing sanctions against states combating COVID-19. Restrictive measures can hinder the effective response to the pandemic , which will inevitably have a negative impact on other states. The United Nations ...

24.03.2021

Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale. The Antonio Guterres Edition

... Aleksei Kuznetsov: Coronavirus as a Symptom of Systemic Stagnation The pandemic has set humanity back years, if not decades, plunging the world into its worst recession since World War II. Guterres believes that, as a consequence, entire continents will ... ... coronavirus pandemic introduces new dimensions to the issue of inequality: rich patients have higher chances of receiving quality COVID-19 treatment, and the Global North is better prepared for the pandemic than the Global South. The long-term economic and ...

29.07.2020

We Need to Create a More Inclusive System of Global Governance

... pandemic, which has imposed rigid restrictions on some specific avenues of globalization, including international travel, has at the same time opened new routes for bringing humankind together by, for example, boosting international online job opportunities. Among other things, the pandemic has graphically illustrated that the world is getting smaller, more crowded, more complex, and more fragile. In the aftermath of the immediate repercussions of COVID-19, the world and its constituent parts are likely to become more, rather than less, interconnected and interdependent. Once the global economy has overcome the current recession, transnational flows of finances, goods and services, ideas, and people ...

05.06.2020

The political striptease we are observing against the background of the coronavirus pandemic is not very attractive and makes you want to look away

... is unable to renounce its ideas that only the United States is always right all around. The international community must always take the cue from the US, or, to put it plainly, the world must submit to what is decided in Washington. The Americans’ unwillingness, disinclination and inability to overcome their own political and psychological barriers, to look at themselves from the outside is one of the lessons that can be learnt from the COVID-19 crisis. Question: Mr Ryabkov, let us recall the New York Times publication which accused President of Russia Vladimir Putin of nothing less than a decade-long disinformation campaign in healthcare which allegedly sowed panic in the US and contributed ...

21.04.2020

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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