Oxfam launches a home and gift rainbow range to send a message of hope...

Oxfam has launched a new home and gift rainbow range to raise funds for its coronavirus emergency appeal and give hope to people fighting...

“Our stories are your stories” – broadcasters unite to celebrate UK television in TV...

A unique collaboration sees the BBC, ITV (STV for viewers in Scotland), Channel 4 and Channel 5 come together for the first time to...

Millions of children go hungry, forced to work or beg due to Covid pandemic

The charity, World Vision, says eight million children in the region could be forced into begging, child labour and early marriage because parents can’t...

‘Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economy

Unless the world acts now, the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying global recession, will trigger “years of depressed and disrupted economic growth”, the UN chief...

COVID-19 pandemic ‘not even close to being over’, WHO chief warns

Nearly six months after the new coronavirus first emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic is “not even close to being over”, the head of the World...

Recovery will be slower following ‘crisis like no other’, IMF predicts

Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is projected to be more gradual than previously forecast, according to a report published on Wednesday by the...

Trade in many developing countries projected to ‘nosedive’, warns UNCTAD

Trade in many developing countries is expected to take a “nosedive” in the second quarter of 2020, owing to the unprecedented effects of the...

Study settles the score on whether the modern world is less violent

While the first half of the twentieth century marked a period of extraordinary violence, the world has become more peaceful in the past 30...

Still much to learn about new coronavirus: WHO

Research is ongoing to determine how the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted by people who show no symptoms of the disease, the head...

World Bank confirms deepest recession since World War Two

The COVID-19 pandemic will shrink the global economy by 5.2 per cent this year, representing the deepest recession since World War Two, and triggering...