Tag: Pandemic

World Food Programme received the Noble Peace Prize: “Food is the pathway to peace”

On 10 December 2020, Executive Director David Beasley accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 on behalf of the World Food Programme. In the closing statement of his Acceptance Speech, Beasley highlighted the simple connection between feeding people and creating peace. He brought attention to the millions of people on the brink of starvation and…

EU gives 6.4 Billion MMK to support affected garment workers in Myanmar

COVID-19 has had devastating effect for tens of thousands of garment workers in Myanmar, mostly women. Sudden reductions in orders for garments and abrupt closure of many factories has left many out of work. Without money to pay rent or buy food, some are pushed into sex work. They risk physical and mental abuse, sexually…

Ambassador Fries participates in opening of shelter project

The Swedish Ambassador H.E. Harald Fries participated in the inauguration of the Oasis Project at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute on 9 October 2020. The Oasis Project provides temporary shelters for frontline medical workers. It is an initiative of the Office of the Vice President Leni Robredo, who delivered the keynote speech at the…

Ambassador Marina Berg shared her thoughts on the pandemic

Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Marina Berg shared her view on the pancdemeic with Jakarta Now. “This pandemic is far from over, and we continue to see new local outbreaks globally, it is premature to make any firm conclusions on successes or failures for Sweden, or any other country,” Jakarta Now quoted the Ambassador. “We…

The Norwegian Seafood exports remain ahead of last year

According to the report launched on 5 October 2020, the export value of Norwegian seafood remains above last year’s record highs. So far for 2020, seafood exports have totalled NOK 76.7 billion, which corresponds to a value increase of 1 per cent, or NOK 623 million, compared to the same period last year. CEO of…

Health ministers from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Singapore shared ideas on digital Covid-19-response

Health Ministers and senior government officials from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Singapore attended a ministerial virtual discussion in the CogX 2020 Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI and Emerging Technologies, held from 8 to 10 June 2020. The summit was a gathering of leaders from industry, government and academia to address the topic “How…