by ITU News Sustainable social and economic development in the years ahead will depend on efforts to build networks and partnerships between big corporate players and the world’s innumerable micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). And just as important will be a global networking push among MSMEs themselves, according to an online panel hosted by […]
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By Mario Maniewicz, Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau The history of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), is inextricably linked with that of maritime radiocommunications. The theme of this year’s Day of the Seafarer, “Your voyage – then and now, share your journey”, inspired me to look […]
With mega trade deals and digitalization, we need to rethink aid for trade with more focus on policy and regulatory support.
By ITU News The countdown is on for the governing conference of the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). From 26 September to 14 October, ICT leaders from around the world will gather in Bucharest, Romania for PP-22 – the upcoming Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). With just […]
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by the European Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network Weather and climate extremes heavily affect human and natural systems. Extreme events, such as drought and heatwaves, can cause losses, fatalities, and affect key socio-economic sectors as well as ecosystems. Drought events are complex phenomena, often developing over longer time periods, and are influenced by climate- and […]
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased global oil market volatility. The economic impact of another oil price shock, should it materialize, would be significant.
by Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau Innovative applications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) across a growing array of industries and sectors call for continually updated technical standards, purpose‑built or adapted to meet the latest requirements. The COVID‑19 pandemic has accelerated this trend, linking global hopes for the future to successful, […]
- Turbulent Remittance Flows During the Pandemic Highlight the Need for Reforms -- by Stefan Schipper, Sean Crowley, Karen Firshan
Despite the global economic turmoil, remittances remained remarkable resilient during the pandemic. Reforms are needed to keep this financial lifeline strong in the years ahead.
by Sarah Wray, Editor, Cities Today The city of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada has launched a new data dashboard that will be used to inform efforts to meet housing needs and reduce homelessness. Hamilton’s Housing and Homelessness Dashboard consolidates data about the state of homelessness and access to affordable housing. While several cities share homelessness data, […]
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- Asia’s Fashion Industry Looks to New Strategies to Overcome Pandemic Impacts -- by Bagas Adhika Putra, Pitchaya Sirivunnabood
Business-friendly policies, and the transition to greater use of e-commerce and on-demand production, are key to helping Asia’s small and medium-sized fashion companies bounce back from the pandemic.