Built on the basic technologies of Industry 4.0, smart cities are an integration of big data, Internet of Things (IoT), AI, blockchain, synthetic biology, regenerative energy technologies, and even space technologies. That is why experts believe that smart cities require an integrated system of systems in which the basic infrastructure must be invested in by local authorities, allowing the private sector and startups to develop apps and solutions on this foundation. … [Read more...] about Big expectations for Vietnam in sustainable smart city development
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“If we don’t get the funding we need and if more isn’t done to suppress the virus, COVID-19 could engulf Yemen,” said Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, in a statement. … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia confirms virtual donors conference for Yemen with U.N.
Needs attention“A number of Board members had raised their concerns over this issue recently and felt it required immediate attention to ensure the sanctity and confidentiality of Board matters in line with the highest standards of governance,” the statement read. … [Read more...] about Decision on T20 WC deferred
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The Statement underlines the importance of timely, equitable and unhindered access to medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics, and other health products and technologies necessary to ensure an adequate and effective response to the pandemic, and calls for urgent removal of unjustified obstacles to these efforts. … [Read more...] about UN rights body stresses need to combat stigmatization in COVID-19 fight, supports WHO’s leading role