Published: July 22, 2021
Covid-19 has posed innumerable health, economic, and social challenges for all, including people living with HIV. It has exposed the fragility of health systems around the globe and has diverted political attention and funding from other infectious diseases like TB and HIV. The opening session of the 11th International IAS Conference on HIV Science (#IAS2021) held virtually from Berlin, saw a lively panel discussing the tale of the two most horrendous recent pandemics in the history of our civilisation: Covid-19 and HIV/AIDS.
Published: July 20, 2021
Sustainability has a variety of impacts – and now that competitive advantage is at risk, companies can no longer afford to ignore it. The ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues are not only important to company’s profitability goals, but also regulatory requirements for compliance with non-financial (ESG) requirements.
Published: July 11, 2021
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have heard a lot about global solidarity. Unfortunately, words by themselves will not end the pandemic – or curb the impact of the climate crisis. Now is the moment to show what solidarity means in practice. As G20 finance ministers meet in Venice, they face three crucial solidarity tests: on vaccines, on extending an economic lifeline to the developing world, and on climate.
Published: June 30, 2021
Government and local industries have an urgent agenda to restructure industries in order to make them part of a new global supply chain driven by information and communications technology, environmental concerns and health consciousness, according to experts.
Published: June 29, 2021
When talking about children and the elderly, the relationship between the two ages is known as "grandparents raising grandchildren". The latest Thai family statistics of the year 2018 shows rough figures that Thai children live with the elderly approximately 31.8%, of which 27.8% are in a family of three generations, more or less depending on the context of each family. In another group, about 4%, children live with their grandparents alone in a skipped-generation family. How will this group of children grow up? The answer may point to the important role of grandparents in this day and age.
Published: June 29, 2021
• Global Compact Network Thailand joins hands with three CEOs of its leading members to share their visions for global sustainability during the UN Global Compact Virtual Leaders Summit 2021, hoping to drive the private sector to implement UN Sustainable Development Goals along with their business plans. Specifically, the business are urged to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emission.
Published: June 23, 2021
Highest level of political leadership in Covid response is indeed unprecedented if we look at other health responses such as those for HIV, non-communicable diseases, TB or other communicable diseases that affect our lives. But were people having any voice in helping shape the response to the corona virus pandemic? To what extent did governments adapt important game-changing learnings over the past decades from several other health and development struggles?
Published: June 15, 2021
At the SEAMEO STEM Education Centre, we strongly advocate that policymakers and education leaders use evidence to determine which approach to take when making decisions about interventions to improve the schools. We believe that our children and our teachers deserve the best that we know how to do.
Published: June 10, 2021
In response to increasing demand for leisure, business and transit travel, Thai Airways International (THAI) will operate return flights to sixteen international destinations during the July-September period, chief commercial officer Nond Kalinta said in a press release.
Published: June 06, 2021
HISTORICALLY, the Japanese love the Olympics, but they haven’t had the best luck with them. In the 1930s, Japan successfully made a bid to host the Summer Olympics in 1940, four years after Nazi Germany’s Berlin Olympics, but they had to give up the great enterprise because of World War II. In 1964, two decades after the war ended, they finally realised the ambition.
Published: June 05, 2021
According to a recent study published in the The Lancet smoking killed 7.69 million people globally in 2019, while the number of smokers rose to 1.14 billion as the habit was picked up by young people around the globe. It was also the leading risk factor for death among males (over 20% of male deaths). Another worrisome finding is that 89% of new smokers are addicted by the age of 25, thanks to the continuous nefarious tactics of Big Tobacco, which is working round the clock to addict a new generation of customers.