Education Must Be Top Priority in Pandemic Response, Recovery, Deputy Secretary-General Stresses at Global Forum – World

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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Global Education Forum, in New York today:

It is a pleasure to join the Forum for its second meeting, albeit virtually. We have come together at yet another truly critical moment for education and for all the Sustainable Development Goals.

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world and has made the task of achieving the Goals even harder than before. This is clearly the case in the area of education. The prescription for suppressing the health crisis has a huge side effect on education, taking millions of children out of school. As the Secretary-General warned last month, without an ambitious global response, a learning crisis could turn into a learning catastrophe.

At the same time, this emergency has also made the Sustainable Development Goals more urgent than ever and it has

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Xi stresses development of education, culture, health, sports sectors



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Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, presides over a symposium attended by experts or representatives from China’s education, culture, health and sports sectors in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed promoting the development of China’s education, culture, health and sports sectors to strengthen people’s sense of fulfillment, happiness and security.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a symposium attended by experts and representatives from the sectors to solicit opinions on the economic and social development in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

While presiding over the symposium, Xi said the Party and the state

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New tools can help boost wellbeing and soothe unexpected stresses of working from home

“Technology has not only played a key role in helping people work remotely and stay productive, it is also proving to be a key part of preserving and creating wellbeing,” says Janardhan, general manager of MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics, the platforms for data-driven insights behind the new features.

“We have an accountability at Microsoft to help enterprises foster wellbeing and mindfulness for their employees so that they’re woven into their day and not an afterthought. When you focus on wellbeing and bringing in mindfulness at all levels, it can change the whole business. It can change business outcomes and how every employee feels.”

The features were designed to help people overcome remote work challenges detailed in several Microsoft studies. One study found that people are working after hours and on weekends more frequently at home than they did in the office. Another study found that remote work is leading to

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Xi stresses development of science, technology to meet significant national needs



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Photo taken on Aug. 23, 2020 shows the opening ceremony of Shanghai Science Festival held in Shanghai Exhibition Center in east China’s Shanghai. (Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong)

BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday stressed continuing to advance the development of science and technology to a deeper and broader level.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the comments at a symposium attended by scientists in Beijing.

Xi said the scientific and technological development must target the global science frontiers, serve the main economic battlefield, strive to fulfill significant needs of the country and benefit people’s lives and health.

Xi chaired the symposium to solicit opinions on China’s scientific and technological development for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025).

Highlighting innovation as the “primary driving force,” Xi said China needs scientific

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Xi Focus: Xi stresses development of science, technology to meet significant national needs – Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, chairs a symposium attended by scientists in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)

BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday stressed continuing to advance the development of science and technology to a deeper and broader level.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the comments at a symposium attended by scientists in Beijing.

Xi said the scientific and technological development must target the global science frontiers, serve the main economic battlefield, strive to fulfill the significant needs of the country and benefit people’s lives and health.

Xi chaired the symposium to solicit opinions on China’s scientific and technological development for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025).

Highlighting innovation

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