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Breakdown of the pledges made yesterday in the ‘Global Goal’ Summit

Coronavirus Global Response Yesterday (June 27th,2020) ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ Summit brought an additional €6.15 billion of funding under the Coronavirus Global Response, bringing the total pledged under the initiative since 4 May to almost €16 billion. ‘Team Europe’ contributed significantly to the success of the pledging summit – the European Commission, EU […]

Global Goal Unite for Our Future,’ Global Citizen and The European Commission Mobilize $1.5 Billion In Cash Grants

… and $5.4 Billion In Loans and Guarantees—For A Total Of $6.9 Billion Pledged—To Combat the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 On Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities Summary ‌‌International‌ ‌advocacy‌ ‌organization‌ Global Citizen and the European Commission (EC) today‌ hosted Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – The Summit and The Concert, as part of a global […]

Coronavirus Global Response: EIB and EU Commission pledge additional €4.9 billion

The ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’pledging summit organised today by the European Commission and Global Citizen mobilised €6.15 billion in additional funding to help develop and ensure equitable access to coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments. The money raised will also support economic recovery in the world’s most fragile regions and communities. This amount includes […]

World Refugee Day: The EU reaffirms its unwavering commitment to refugees and displaced persons in the midst of the global pandemic

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day on 20 June, the European Commission and the High Representative issued a joint statement reaffirming the EU’s unwavering commitment to support people in need of international protection across the world: “This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic […]

Coronavirus global response: EU allocates additional €50 million in humanitarian aid

Today the European Commission announced an additional €50 million in humanitarian aid to help respond to the dramatic increase in humanitarian needs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic globally. The new funding follows increased appeals by humanitarian organisations, including the UN Global Appeal. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic is creating a […]

Coronavirus global response: EU provides humanitarian support in Horn of Africa region

The Commission is providing an additional €105.5 million to countries in the Horn of Africa as the coronavirus pandemic risks worsening the humanitarian situation across the region where many continue to suffer from armed conflict, displacement, and recurrent droughts and floods. Furthermore, a large-scale infestation of locusts threatens food security and livelihoods of many vulnerable […]

Coronavirus Global Response: EU sets up a Humanitarian Air Bridge

The European Commission has set up an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to transport humanitarian workers and emergency supplies for the coronavirus response to some of most critical areas around the world. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, is travelling today to Bangui on the first flight and will meet H.E. Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the […]

UNCTAD – Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19

DOWNLOAD in PDF here COVID-19: A 10-POINT ACTION PLAN TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT FACILITATION IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is substantially impacting people’s lives and livelihoods and putting extreme stress on socioeconomic systems. International collaboration, coordination and solidarity among all is going to be key to overcoming this […]

Coronavirus: The EU and 21 other WTO Members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains

The European Union, together with 21 other Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), today committed to open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products during the current global health crisis. Co-signatories of the joint statement pledge to ensure well-functioning global agriculture and agri-food supply chains and avoid measures with potential negative impact on […]

Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

Today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries’ efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The EU’s collective action will focus on addressing the immediate health crisis and resulting humanitarian needs, strengthening partner countries’ health, water and sanitation systems and their research […]

YOPESO Global Emergency Platform for Medical Supplies

While we all keep struggling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, today, I would like to share with you a new initiative from a GBO member, David Rodríguez, from Berlin. His company, YOPESO, has developed a Global Emergency Platform aimed to help tackle the scarcity of medical devices worldwide. Please find below more details about the […]

UNCTAD – Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak on Global FDI

HIGHLIGHTS • The outbreak and spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) will negatively affect global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. With scenarios of the spread of the epidemic ranging from short-term stabilization to continuation throughout the year, the downward pressure on FDI will be -5% to -15% (compared to previous forecasts projecting marginal growth in the FDI […]