- Daily Brief
- January 18, 2021
The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) will begin meeting virtually today until January 26th to discuss organisational priorities. Read this briefing
Commercial flights between Cairo and Doha will resume today for the first time since 2017. Read this briefing
Ecuador will begin its COVID-19 vaccination campaign today.
Partnering with private sector health providers, Ecuador plans to vaccinate nine million people between March and September. Read this briefing
The Chinese government will release the nation’s GDP growth rate for the fourth quarter of 2020 today. Read this briefing
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is expected to return to Russia today more than four months after he was poisoned. Read this briefing
Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics is expected to release the country’s 2020 Q3 GDP growth rate today. Read this briefing
Candidates will face-off today in the second of two debates leading up to Ecuador’s presidential election on February 7. Read this briefing
Today, a delegation of 19 Indonesian parliamentary members will arrive for a four-day visit to Tunisia to revitalise inter-parliamentary diplomacy. Read this briefing
India is expected to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines starting today.
New Delhi has moved quickly to begin vaccinating its population of over 1.3 billion following the January 3 approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and the domestically developed Covaxin produced by Indian firm Bharat Biotech. Read this briefing
Germany’s centre-right ruling party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), will today elect a new leader as part of its 33rd Congress. Read this briefing
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will submit a report to the UN Security Council today on the humanitarian and security situations in Libya. Read this briefing
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is set to address Parliament today and announce a new set of political reforms. Read this briefing