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International supercomputer pact set to fire up UK COVID-19 research

The UK will be the first country, outside the US, to join the global COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) consortium was announced on Thursday 28 May. The consortium, launched by the US in response to the global pandemic, will allow the UK’s world-leading researchers and scientists to gain...
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United Nations helps travel industry reopen safely and responsibly

As COVID-19 has brought tourism to a complete standstill, the United Nations is working closely with international organizations, Governments and the private sector to support the responsible and timely recovery of the sector, on which millions of small businesses and jobs depend. “It is imperative...
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State measures to support livelihoods

The OECD has published a policy brief discussing the measures countries have taken to support the livelihoods of those who cannot access unemployment benefits or short-term work schemes. "These measures have helped to sustain the incomes of many and minimise initial job losses. But they have not...
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Romania New fiscal incentives approved

In fight against COVID-19 crisis, the Romanian Government has anounced a new package of fiscal measures including a 10% bonus for enterprises paying their corporate tax in the 2nd and 3rd trimester in addition to the de facto possibility of delaying the payment of social taxes for companies until...
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Travel Recovery Insights Portal

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has launched the Travel Recovery Insights Portal, which aims to provide the travel ecosystem with the best possible information, tools and dashboards needed to understand the trends that are shaping how and how quickly demand for travel is returning. During the current...
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Waste management in the context of the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis has put the resilience of our society to the test. This health emergency exerts unprecedented pressure on many economic activities, including those that are indispensable to our wellbeing. Protecting lives and livelihoods is at the core of all actions and decisions to address...
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COVID-19: parts of Europe cautiously relax restrictions

The past two weeks of the coronavirus pandemic have been characterised by cautious optimism, as many countries in Europe begin to carefully wind back some of the most stringent restrictions. As Italy and Spain began to move into the next phase of their pandemic control, the UK moved to number one...
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LKDF4Industry: Together against COVID-19

LKDF4Industry: Together against COVID-19 In response to the growing economic and social concerns resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19, the Learning Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) is proud to be a continued supporter of the industrial sector by forging meaningful partnerships with...
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United Nations: Global Humanitarian Response Plan

The COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is a joint effort by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), including UN, other international organisations and NGOs with a humanitarian mandate, to analyse and respond to the direct public health and indirect immediate...
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Education: online learning resources

In many countries, universities, schools and other educational institutions are currently closed. The learning activities have been transferred into the digital world - which does not come without challenges. The EU has published a selection of online resources and tools for learners, teachers and...