Bombardier Announces Closing Date, Amended Terms for Sale of Aerostructures Business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding, Inc.

All closing conditions have been met and the parties have agreed on an October 30, 2020 closing date Total transaction valued at ~ $1.2 billion1; cash proceeds now expected to be $275 million Sale supports Bombardier's repositioning as a pure–play business jet company and further strengthens liquidity All amounts in this press release are in […]

Reaching Remote Women Through Inclusive Technology

Reaching remote communities. Credit: UnSplash / Ashwini C. By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Oct 26 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way people value working from home, career building, and their overall approach to utilising downtime. It has blurred out the lines between hobby, casual reading, and how time is spent away from work. […]

Not in Our Name, Never in Our Name: A Conversation with Muslim Faith Leaders Echoing the Wisdom of a Pontiff

UN Secretary-General António Guterres meets religious leaders April 2020 at Gurdwara Kartapur Sahib in Punjab province in Pakistan. Religious leaders of all faiths are being urged by the Secretary-General to join forces and work for peace around the world and focus on the common battle to defeat COVID-19. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten By Professor Azza […]

Q&A: Why are Stillbirths still Societal Taboo?

There are nearly two million stillbirths every year. Credit: UNSPLASH/Claudia Wolff By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 2020 – Societal taboo and a lack of understanding about stillbirth  can cause the issue to be neglected among health practitioners, according to Dr. Danzhen You, a senior adviser on Data and Analytics at the United Nations Children’s […]

The United Nations, 75 Years Young: Engaging Youth Social Entrepreneurs to Accelerate the SDGs

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 26 2020 – This year, the United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary – a milestone of extraordinary economic and social progress in Asia and the […]

Good data is the key to a sustainable post-COVID Pacific

By Stuart MinchinOct 26 2020 (IPS-Partners) Good data and statistics make essential contributions to building resilient and strong democratic societies. Decisions based on empirical data rather than anecdote or opinion are the foundation for good policy and planning. A focus on science and evidence-based data has been the cornerstone of SPC’s work for over 70 […]

Rising above the Hate Online – Indian Muslim Women Speak Out

Indian member of parliament and actor, Nusrat Jahan has also been targeted. By Mariya SalimNEW DELHI, India, Oct 23 2020 – When a minority woman with an opinion doesn’t comply with stereotypes, she is targeted with online hate, says award-winning journalist and senior editor at The Wire, Arfa Khanum Sherwani in an exclusive interview with […]

Budgeting for a Better Future, for Every Child

A child is weighed at a ‘posyandu’ (community-level health post) in Sidorejo village, Central Java province, Indonesia. Credit: UNICEF/UNI350112/Ijazah By Joanne Bosworth and Jennifer AsmanNEW YORK, Oct 23 2020 – 2020 has not turned out as planned. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact populations around the world, governments have been forced to take a […]

COMMENTARY: The Sinatra Doctrine Confronts a Global Consensus

A photo-collage. Credit: Peter Costantini. By Peter CostantiniSEATTLE, Oct 23 2020 – By late September, the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States had claimed 200,000 lives. That’s equivalent to a slightly higher toll than the 418,500 United States deaths in World War II, adjusted for relative population and duration. [See note below.] With four percent […]

Living with Drought: Lessons from Brazil’s Semiarid Region

By Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 23 2020 – No one died of hunger during the worst drought in Brazil’s semiarid ecoregion, between 2011 and 2018, in sharp contrast to the past when scarce rainfall caused deaths, looting, a mass exodus to the South and bloody conflicts. Social programmes such as Bolsa Familia (family grant), […]

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