Lise Kingo has run the Global Compact for the last five years. In an interview with UN News, Ms. Kingo described the changes that she has seen during her time in charge, and how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the private sector’s commitment to making the UN’s vision of a future that protects people and the planet, a reality.
UN Global Compact chief  says why business needs to address social impacts of COVID-19
The real-time suicide data promised by the Morrison government as part of its COVID-19 mental health response plan may not be available for two years.
Real-time suicide data could be years away in Australia
Abdelkader Rahmoun hasn't slept in days.
Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push
Millions of low-income school children are still waiting to receive federal help to buy food, even as the number of families having trouble affording groceries skyrockets.
Millions of children still without food aid
The World Health Organization accuses the tobacco industry of devious tactics to get children and young people hooked on their deadly tobacco and nicotine products.
WHO accuses tobacco industry of luring children into usage of tobacco by marketing practices
Serious concerns are emerging over the treatment of children in custody during the coronavirus pandemic, after evidence that some have been spending as little as 40 minutes a day out of their cell.
COVID causes child detention crisis, and a ‘time bomb’ in adult prisons
In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls.
In virus-hit South Korea, AI monitors lonely elders
Pope Francis called on Saturday for a "more just and equitable society" in the post-coronavirus world, and for people to act to "end the pandemic of poverty".
Pope calls for end to 'pandemic of poverty' after virus
The Italian government confirmed that Malta’s Armed Forces turned a migrant boat away at gunpoint from Maltese waters, after giving them fuel and the GPS coordinates to reach Italy.
Italy considers charges over Malta's 'shocking' refusal to rescue migrants
Humans are social animals and that's usually a good thing. But while there might be safety in numbers under some circumstances, new psychological research suggests human connection isn't always a good thing.
Study reveals why large groups of humans are hopeless in crisis

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