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6 january 2021

The Mondialist highlights the UN75 survey, writing, “As part of UN75, the UN wants the world’s population to think about how closer international cooperation can lead to a better world by 2045, when the UN turns 100. The responses in this survey will inform global priorities now and in the future. Every voice is heard. Participation is possible in many languages. The views and ideas received will be presented to leaders and senior UN officials at the UN General Assembly. … As a Mondialist, I have taken the opportunity to share my ideas for the future of a World Union of truly united nations. I would encourage all people who want a better world to do likewise.”

The Africa Center at the Atlantic Council takes a look back at 2020 in Africa, writing, “African nations have mostly escaped the heavy death toll and hospital bed shortages faced by Western countries, but the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a disproportionately severe blow to the continent’s economic ambitions. Fortunately, robust collaboration between African public and private sectors, and particularly innovative financing measures from African development institutions…have helped to address what Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta described (in public remarks to an Atlantic Council audience in June) as an urgent need for fiscal space.”

The World Resources Institute will host its annual Stories to Watch presentation on Wednesday, January 13, at 1400 UTC. WRI President/CEO Andrew Steer “will share his insights on the big moments, themes and trends on the environment, climate, human development and economics for the year ahead.”

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