This week’s headline features a story from Australia; Australia’s centre-left Labor government, in December, unveiled a new immigration plan that was designed to reduce the number of new arrivals in the country to pre-COVID levels.
Europe: As per WHO, there was an "alarming" nearly 45-fold increase in measles cases in Europe last year, 42,200 people were infected in 2023, while 941 cases were recorded during the whole of 2022. Health chiefs are warning that cases are still rising, and "urgent measures" are needed to prevent further spread.
North America: As Europe, the United States and China set the pace in the global race to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) tools, Latin America will be next to take action, said the senator leading Mexico's push to govern the technology's use.
South America: IUCN Members and Commissions from Latin America and the Caribbean have decided to consolidate their contributions to the Action Plan on Human Rights Defenders in Environmental Matters.
Asia: As informed by the Swiss Economy Minister's office, Switzerland and India have finalised the deal on a free-trade agreement after 16 years of negotiations. The agreement "will create jobs for the young population of India, and secure employment in Switzerland," Parmelin said in an interview with the Swiss newspaper Sonntagszeitung.
Australia: Australia’s centre-left Labor government, in December, unveiled a new immigration plan that was designed to reduce the number of new arrivals in the country to pre-COVID levels.
Africa: "India Betting On Africa's Rise" state by S Jaishankar In Nigeria. While addressing the Nigeria-India Business Council (NIBC) in January 2024, the foreign minister said the rebalancing and reordering of a new global order will only happen when the core of it is economic, which is the rise of Africa has to be the economic rise of Africa.