Cuba firmly pursues its development path

Cuba firmly pursues its development path

NDO – The eighth National Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) was a success, adopting important documents guiding the new development period of the “heroic island”. Affirming its revolutionary goal as being self-determined for the nation’s destiny and the country’s development path, Cuba continues its process of updating the economic and social Cuban model, protecting national independence and sovereignty, while firmly pursuing its path of building prosperous and sustainable socialism. (8 hours ago)


The next mission

  Apr 08, 2021 16:28:40
NDO – European negotiators with Russia and China are exerting efforts to save the Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in direct talks with Iran held in Vienna, Austria. At these, shuttle diplomacy is also taking place to bring the US and Iran back into indirect dialogue, opening up opportunities for cooperation to resolve their disagreements. 

Global airlines prepare for takeoff returns

  Apr 04, 2021 12:03:47
NDO – As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign is being implemented simultaneously in many countries together with the piloting of “vaccine passport”, airlines worldwide are preparing to “take off” again after a long period of immobility causing great losses. 

New growth drivers for US economy

  Apr 02, 2021 09:52:27
NDO – Along with the growth momentum from the “coverage” of COVID-19 vaccines, the US economy now has an opportunity for strong development thanks to a series of stimulus policies introduced by the administration of President Joe Biden. 

Settling debt crisis for poor countries amidst COVID-19

  Apr 01, 2021 09:53:30
NDO – The United Nations (UN) and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica recently co-chaired a video conference to discuss measures to promote global economic recovery, with the participation of leaders from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB), and member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). One of the important issues raised for discussion was to help “vulnerable” poor countries to deal with the debt crisis caused by COVID-19. 

Fragile prospects for recovery of international travel

  Mar 31, 2021 11:40:56
NDO – Accelerated COVID-19 vaccination campaigns have allowed many countries around the world to plan for opening doors to international travellers. In addition to stimulating domestic tourism demand, countries are also paying attention to welcoming back foreign visitors in a bid to soon revive the “non-smoke” industry. 

Profound lesson learnt from ship jammed across Suez Canal

  Mar 30, 2021 16:46:50
NDO – The Ever Given container ship jammed across the Suez Canal has been freed, easing concerns about intermittent international trade flows, but this is also a profound lesson in ensuring the security and safety of shipping routes. 

Solidarity and sharing - An urgent goal

  Mar 29, 2021 09:39:53
NDO – The United Nations (UN) announced that the majority of member states have committed to promoting equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. As a “scarce commodity” during the pandemic time, vaccines have yet to reach many countries, partly because poor countries lack resources and some rich countries purchase a greater volume than their emergency needs. More than ever, the urgent goal now is unity and vaccine sharing. 

Cautious optimism

  Mar 25, 2021 16:20:26
NDO - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and financial institutions have shown optimism about the world’s economic outlook as they have said there are many signs of a strong recovery. 

A strategic focus

  Mar 15, 2021 15:40:00
NDO – The White House has announced a series of important diplomatic activities this week, including the first foreign trips by the new senior foreign affairs and defence officials to Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), and India, together with their first dialogue with China. These plans show that the Indo-Pacific region has been identified by US President Joe Biden’s administration as a strategic focus in its foreign policy. 

Promoting gender equality - A priority goal

  Mar 10, 2021 10:15:22
NDO – Representatives from nearly 60 countries and United Nations (UN) agencies recently attended an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Call to Lead by Example: Ensuring the Full, Equal and Meaningful Participation of Women in UN-led Peace Processes”. Many countries and organisations affirmed their priority and efforts to promote gender equality and to not leave women behind in the development process, especially in the post-pandemic recovery period. 

‘Ceasefire’ reached in EU-US aircraft subsidy war

  Mar 07, 2021 11:25:26
NDO – Over the weekend, the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) announced a truce in a longstanding dispute over subsidies for the world’s biggest aircraft manufacturers, Airbus (EU) and Boeing (US). 

A long-term challenge

  Mar 05, 2021 10:17:58
NDO – The third wave of COVID-19 is posing a long-term challenge to member states of the European Union (EU), especially in the context that the number of cases in some countries such as France and the Czech Republic has been on the rise in recent times. Meanwhile, the licensing of vaccines and the vaccination have been delayed, and EU officials have warned that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the pandemic, could persist for a long time. 

Japan’s economy sails through the storm

  Feb 19, 2021 10:28:41
NDO – Japan’s Cabinet Office recently reported that the real gross domestic product (GDP) of the country in Q4 2020 increased by 12.7% over the same period in 2019. Such an economic growth rate, together with positive signals from exports and the stock market, indicate that the world’s third largest economy is now on the path towards successfully overcoming the “COVID-19 storm”. 

A great distance

  Feb 18, 2021 18:09:25
NDO – Iran has urged the new administration in the US to seize the opportunity to adopt new approaches to bilateral issues. However, the tough statement by US President Joe Biden demanding that Teheran strictly adhere to the 2015 nuclear deal has made the distance between the two sides become even more difficult to narrow.