Building a fairer, healthier world – where nobody is left outside
Today we celebrate World Health Day 2021, with its motto “Building a fairer, healthier world“, during an ongoing global pandemic.
COVID-19 has severely impacted the health, lives and livelihoods of many millions of people worldwide. Marginalised groups such as people experiencing...
China's Liang Hui 2021: ‘Doubling Down and Moving Ahead’
As is the case every year, this year’s Liang Hui – ‘Two Sessions’ – of the Chinese legislatures – serves as a vehicle for promoting the Government’s achievements and unveiling a range of new announcements. It provides an opportunity to analyse how the Government perceives...
Postcard from Strasbourg by Richard Steel
The week kicked off with a star-studded celebration of International Women’s Day, with US VP Kamala Harris and New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern beamed into the near-empty hemicycle to deliver messages of hope and inspiration. At least Ursula von der Leyen was there in the flesh,...
European Parliament seeks to hold firms liable for value chain abuses
This week, the European Parliament has passed a non-binding report calling on the European Commission to “urgently adopt” a new law to hold companies accountable for human rights and environmental abuses across their value chains. The report calls for fines and sanctions for those...