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XR was also criticised for tactical missteps. Early in the morning of 17 October, a number of protesters climbed on top of a tube train at Canning Town station in order to disrupt rush-hour services. Commuters reacted with anger, and scuffles broke out, with one protester being dragged from the roof of the train. The incident only lasted a few minutes, but the footage, which was widely shared, was damaging for XR, and highlighted some of the challenges facing the movement. How do you control what actions go ahead in a decentralised structure? Did the decision to carry out the protest highlight the lack of class and racial diversity within XR? Those who had decided to go ahead with the action did not seem to realise that by targeting the tube at that time of day, the people affected would not be bankers or financiers, but working-class Londoners, many on zero-hours contracts. Many observers also expressed bewilderment at the fact that climate protesters had chosen to target public … [Read more...] about The evolution of Extinction Rebellion
To enhance the effectiveness of inter-regional cooperation programs, the prime minister decided to establish the Mekong Delta Coordinating Council for the 2020-2025 period, to be headed by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. The council is responsible for putting forward mechanisms, policies, strategies, plans, projects, programs and tasks to achieve sustainable and climate-resilient development of the region. It assists the prime minister in directing and overseeing the implementation of the regional master plan, strategies, mechanisms, policies, projects and programs. The council is also tasked with organizing regional investment, trade, tourism promotion events. … [Read more...] about New top-level coordinating body to provide boost for Mekong Delta provinces
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students in all countries and continents and an additional 23.8 million children and youth could drop out or not have access to school next year due to the pandemic’s economic impact alone, the UN Secretary General’s policy brief on education said. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 pandemic created largest disruption of education in history: U.N.
“To ensure that economic recovery efforts leave no one behind, there is an urgent need to make the SDGs the basis and foundation of all post-COVID recovery plans, including economic planning, research, education, and rulemaking in Nigeria. Without an SDG approach to recovery, effectively detecting, measuring, and reporting on the impacts of the pandemic, as well as progress made in addressing them, will be extremely difficult.” … [Read more...] about Let SDGs underpin COVID-19 economic recovery plans — Olawuyi