Inside Thought


Omicron: Better to be safe (and quick) than sorry

When the Omicron variant was discovered, many countries promptly implemented travel restrictions and other public health precautions, such as mandatory mask-wearing. Is this, however, the right course of action given the absence of data? These measures come at a price, and some have contended that they are excessive. New precautions, according to critics of the travel ban, will not materially slow the spread of the variation. Indeed, authorities from the World Health Organization (WHO) have recommended countries not to adopt travel restrictions quickly, instead opting for a risk-based, science-based strategy. Read More...

Making the world a better place

United Nations peacekeepers make a tangible difference in the lives of millions of people every day. At a time when we are witnessing a trend of deteriorating security and political situations, more than 87,000 peacekeepers from over 120 countries are helping save lives, preventing conflict, and creating conditions for lasting peace. And they are doing so while increasingly coming under attack. These peacekeepers are part of a collective investment in global peace and security, which starts with the commitment of all partners that make up UN peacekeeping. This includes the Member States, the Security Council, General Assembly, host countries, and regional and international organizations -- all of whom have the unique ability to shape our response in some of the world’s most complex settings. Read More...

Adjust the fuel prices with international market

Fuel prices have been falling on the worldwide market since mid-November. Experts believe that an increase in fuel prices in the international market is unlikely. In that circumstance, the government should make a quick adjustment to the fuel price. At the very least, the price should be restored to what it was before November 3rd. Read More...