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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

  • [New] Korea is keen to make gains in peace talks with North Korea and is hopeful it will obtain an official declaration of the end of the Korean War which is still being negotiated with Pyongyang. Investor Ideas
  • [New] A small clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health has found that eating during the nighttime-like many shift workers do-can increase glucose levels, while eating only during the daytime might prevent the higher glucose levels now linked with a nocturnal work life. Medical Xpress
  • [New] Any miscalculation by China on an issue like Taiwan could pose a serious challenge to global peace, as its influence and assertiveness grows. Politico
  • [New] In the United States, FedNow will support faster payments for retail use by providing financial institutions with a 24/7 instant payment system, allowing banks to provide safe and efficient payment services to their customers. Liberty Street Economics
  • [New] Vanuatu will ask the International Court of Justice to state an opinion about what rights a country has when other countries are causing it to be inundated through their greenhouse gas emissions. Richard Stallman
  • [New] With Deep Instinct's threat prevention platform and end-to-end deep learning framework, financial organisations like Equity Trustees, can have peace of mind by reducing the time spent on false positive investigation and allowing teams to prioritize legitimate security concerns. Australian Cyber Security Magazine
  • [New] China will undertake 10 industrialization and employment promotion projects for Africa, provide credit facilities of 10 billion US dollars to African financial institutions, support the development of African SMEs on a priority basis, and establish a China-Africa cross-border RMB center. CGTN Africa
  • [New] By 2023, women and men of all ages, especially from vulnerable groups, have equal access to institutional services that ensure accountability, peace, gender equality, justice, and respect for human rights in an effective, independent and transparent manner. United Nations Sustainable Development Group
  • [New] Vanuatu, a South Pacific Ocean nation, will request an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the rights of current and future residents to be protected from climate change. New Statesman
  • [New] New research from the McKinsey Global Institute identifies the large growth potential in Asia and the new growth angles for companies serving Asian consumers. McKinsey & Company
  • [New] China will continue its support for African countries' efforts to resolve their continent's issues in their own way, and make a greater contribution to peace and security in Africa. The East African
  • [New] Investigators hope to gain insight through a massive multidisciplinary research project announced earlier in 2021 by the National Institutes of Health, which committed $470 million to study the long-term health consequences of COVID-19, including how it affects brain health. Jacksonville Journal-Courier
  • [New] Women and girls living in fear hold back all past and current efforts for peace and sustainable development that is necessary for Afghanistan. The Khaama Press News Agency
  • [New] The UK was to become the first G20 country to mandate Taskforce for Climate related Financial Disclosures - aligned requirements for Britain's largest companies and financial institutions to report on climate-related risks and opportunities. Edison
  • [New] There have been labour shortages at ports and in transport generally, with the Institute for Government in the UK recently reporting that the single biggest cause of supply chain disruption was labour shortages. Pinsent Masons
  • [New] COP26 saw over 100 countries pledging to stop deforestation by 2030 and to reduce methane emissions, with a further 39 countries and financial institutions pledging to stop financing fossil fuels abroad. Economy, Land & Climate Insight
  • [New] When there is no end of war declaration North Korea, China, and Russia will use their propaganda and agitation departments to blame the U.S. as the obstacle to peace. FDD
  • [New] From fighting the climate crisis to securing supply chains that create good middle class jobs, and standing up to reinforce international peace and security, Canada will continue to be a leader on the world stage. Prime Minister of Canada
  • [New] Over a year ago, the South African and Indian governments came to the World Trade Organisation with a proposal, focussed on justice, that could solve the problem of global vaccine inequality. Global Justice Now
  • [New] API developer Flinks is launching a new product called the Open Banking Environment in collaboration with the National Bank of Canada, which will allow FinTech startups to securely access consumer data from financial institutions without the need for screen-scraping. betakit
  • [New] Taiwan will cooperate firmly with like-minded countries to protect universal values such as freedom, democracy and human rights; and also safeguard regional peace, stability and development. The Guardian
  • [New] Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Investment Bank has worked with leading banks and financial institutions in Rwanda and across Africa to ensure that companies can continue to invest, protect jobs, and harness new business opportunities. European Investment Bank
  • [New] Global Canopy has set out a roadmap offering guidance for financial institutions to show them how to reach deforestation free portfolios by 2025. Global Canopy

Last updated: 05 December 2021


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