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No Cash Alliance Releases Report on Digital Payments in China

May 26, 2017 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

by Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, May 27 2017 – ‘Social Networks, e-Commerce Platforms and the Growth of Digital Payment Ecosystems in China: What it means for other countries’ is the name of a case study issued by the Better Than Cash Alliance in April 2017.   The Better Than Cash Alliance is a UN-based global partnership of governments, companies and international organizations with over 50 members working on accelerating the transition from cash to digital payments.   The case study examines two big Chinese companies, Alipay and WeChat, which successfully implemented digital payment systems through e-commerce platforms and social [Read More]

Ban Ki-moon Asks For More Money and Cooperation

Sep 29, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Stephanie Zawalski/Europa Newswire September, 28th 2015 UNITED NATIONS — The 70th session of the General Assembly kicked off the General Debates today which will continue through October 2nd. In his opening statement to the General Assembly, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, pleaded for financial assistance from the world’s developed countries, stating that $20 billion is necessary in order to meet this year’s need for humanitarian aid, “We are not receiving enough money to save enough lives.” He cited the massive budget gaps for several of the UN’s efforts including those in Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen which he [Read More]

Music in Honor of Peace – China Commemorates The United Nations at 70

Aug 29, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Aruna Dutt, UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 29 – The power of music was invoked at a Shanghai Symphony Orchestra concert at the UN Friday night to reflect on how the world has progressed during the 70 years of the UN and to honor the victims of World War II. “We come together this evening through the power of music to reflect on the progress that the international community has made in the past 70 years,” Cristina Gallach, the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said before the concert. “It is also a time to reflect on the challenges ahead of [Read More]

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