Archive for author: G-Forum


Global CIO Forum, RosettaNet host WebSummit on post-lockdown strategies

On July 2, RosettaNet Singapore and Global CIO Forum, GCF, hosted the APAC and Middle East Chapter of the Post Lockdown Strategies: CIOs Rethink, Reset and Restart WebSummit. In the prevailing conditions create...


Pandemic is accelerating automation of global air logistics industry

In 2019, air cargo performance was impacted by slowing GDP growth in manufacturing economies and trade tensions that dampened global trade. Softer business and consumer confidence, along with falling export ord...


Move to digital check-in, digital health scan, digital passports inevitable

For some years, airlines have expanded their fleets in anticipation of an ever-burgeoning demand for travel. The sector was subject to sustained global pressures, including a relatively weak economic environmen...


UN:  COVID-19 pandemic is “profoundly affecting” peace and security across the globe

“The health pandemic has fast become a protection crisis”, António Guterres warned.  With more than one billion children out of school, 135 million people facing starvation by year-end, and healthcare workers r...


‘Long, hard road ahead’ for countries taking piecemeal approach to COVID

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the regular coronavirus press briefing at WHO headquarters in Geneva, that “flare-ups are to be expected as countries start to lift restrictions.” But he noted that countries wit...


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

Speaking on the eve of the grim milestone, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for renewed global commitment to save lives as cases surpass 10 million worldwide, with 500,000 deaths, as the virus continues to spr...


Pause before sharing, to help stop viral spread of COVID-19 misinformation

That’s the latest message from the United Nations’ Verified initiative, which wants people around the world to pause before sharing emotionally charged content on social media. “One of the ways it [misinformati...

CIO News

Hard times forecast for global job recovery in 2020, warns UN labour agency chief

Under three possible scenarios for recovery in the next six months, “none” sees the global job situation in better shape than it was before lockdown measures began, the International Labour Organization (ILO) i...


WHO to host first Infodemiology Conference, take stock of relevant research and effective practices

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the phenomenon of an ‘infodemic’ has escalated to a level that requires a coordinated response. An infodemic is an overabundance of information – some accurate and some ...


UN: COVID-19’s far reaching impact on global drug abuse

If Governments react as they did to the 2008 economic crisis by reducing drug-related policy interventions; prevention, and treatment services; the report says that opioid addiction counter-measures could be pa...