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WHO funding
A replenishment mechanism for WHO?

As the World Health Organization’s Executive Board gets ready to hold its 152nd meeting, the budget and financing of the United Nations health agency remain at the top of the agenda

Pakistan flood aid pledges
$10 billion in aid has been promised to Pakistan’s flood survivors but many questions remain

Pakistan received nearly $10 billion in funding pledges for post-flood recovery at a conference in Geneva this month, but 90% of this money will be in the form of loans, at a time when Pakistan is already facing a severe debt crisis and worsening socio-economic conditions

Oxfam’s report exposes the staggering growth in extreme wealth and poverty

Oxfam has called for the systemic and wide-ranging taxation of the super rich. This includes the introduction of a one-off solidarity tax as well as windfall taxes

Israeli punitive measures after UNGA vote condemned
Over 100 countries condemn Israel’s punitive measures against Palestinians following UNGA vote

Following the UNGA resolution, Israel announced withholding of USD 39 million of Palestinian money, which is likely to cause further suffering and impact basic services delivery in the occupied territories 

WEF Protest - Switzerland
Progressives slam World Economic Forum in Davos as “oligarchic” and hypocritical

Climate activists and anti-capitalist groups protested in Davos and Zurich against the four-day annual meet of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 

Why nuclear industry’s comeback hopes rest on very thin ice

Concerns about safety and spiraling costs, among other factors, mean that nuclear power will most likely not be the way out of our current ‘truly global’ energy crisis

World’s richest 1% captured over 63% of all wealth created since 2020: Oxfam

An Oxfam report notes that the richest 1% of the world’s population captured over USD 26 trillion (nearly 63%) of the USD 42 trillion created since 2020, nearly twice the USD 16 trillion (37%) that went to the rest of the population

Stop the violence against the Peruvian people!

Over 100 journalists and media projects from across the world signed a letter to demand an end to the repression of the Peruvian people and to the attacks against journalists

Sweden hustled into military pact with US

The US and NATO assumed that it would be easy to convince Turkey to let Sweden enter NATO. However, Erdoğan kept shifting the goal post and refined his conditions

Glaciers melting
Half of world’s glaciers will vanish by 2100, even if 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold is met: study

The glacial disappearance will contribute significantly to the rising sea level and threaten water supply to a billion people, according to a new study published in Science that uses satellite imagery

UNSC resolution on Syria
UNSC unanimously extends cross border aid to Syria’s rebel held areas

Russia reiterated its demand that this mechanism should be allowed only for a limited period of time and called for the end of Western unilateral sanctions on Syria, the main cause of the humanitarian crisis in the country

Coup attempt in Brazil condemned by leaders from across the globe

The violent attacks against Brazilian public institutions by supporters of former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro have been widely condemned by political leaders and organizations from across the world