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World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics unless leaders tackle inequalities, UNAIDS warns (UN News)

Unless leaders tackle stark inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years, the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) warned on Monday in a new report.

World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics unless leaders tackle inequalities, UNAIDS warns | | UN News

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China Climate Change Inequalities USA

The Tribalist Threat to Climate Action (Andrew Sheng, Xiao Geng, Project-Syndicate)

Two global struggles – Cold War II and the fight against climate change – are colliding. By agreeing to hold a virtual summit before the end of this year, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have signaled that they want to prevent relations from deteriorating to the point that miscalculation could lead to armed conflict – a risk that recent tensions in the Taiwan Strait have highlighted. But Biden and Xi must also ensure that their great-power competition does not  on the existential threat of climate change.

The Tribalist Threat to Climate Action by Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng – Project Syndicate (project-syndicate.org)

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Inequalities Post-Pandemic Recovery

COVID-19 caused ‘shocking’ inequalities: human rights chief Bachelet (UN News)

At the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Ms. Bachelet maintained that the inability of countries to uphold fundamental liberties – such as justice, quality education, decent housing and decent work – had “undermined the resilience of people and States”.

COVID-19 caused ‘shocking’ inequalities: human rights chief Bachelet | | UN News