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UN: The Lives of Millions of People Worldwide are Endangered if there is no Solidarity in the Fight against the Coronavirus

As public fear and uncertainty grow around the COVID-19 pandemic, "more than ever before, we need solidarity, hope and the political will to see this crisis through together," UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday in his first virtual press conference.

Editorial: An age of uncertainty

The markets despise uncertainty and that truth was reflected yesterday in the huge losses on stock market boards globally.

The reactions of investors are often exaggerated but this time they are not unfounded.

The coronavirus epidemic arose just as the global economy had reached a critical juncture.

Bringing sustainable development into play: UNDP teams up with basketball federation to raise awareness

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) have joined forces to raise public awareness and change the behavioural patterns of individuals to tackle the goals for sustainable development, especially climate action.

US Considers Nominating Jeffrey Okamoto as Kristalina Georgieva's First Deputy

US President Donald Trump's administration is considering nominating Jeffrey Okamoto, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, as the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, citing three people familiar with the process of selection.

Greece needs ‘more fiscal space’ to implement growth policies, says FinMin

Greece needs more "fiscal space in the next two years" via lower primary surplus targets in order to implement the recently elected center-right government's economic policies, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said.

"We are emphatic about this and present good arguments," he told Germany's Der Spiegel in an interview over the weekend.