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  An End-of-Year Message from CEO
Every New Year brings with it fresh energy and a renewed spirit. New Year is the best time to inspire ourselves with resolutions, wishes. Let us share the happiness and hopes New Year brings us from different sides and enjoy the new blessings together.

 Ten Defining Moments for Women in 2020
While 2020 will be remembered most for the way COVID-19 changed our lives in nearly every way and in every part of the world, we made some strides for women’s rights and gender equality. From new laws addressing domestic violence and equality to women’s critical leadership during the global pandemic, join us to celebrate some key moments for gender equality this year.

  Audrey Azoulay’ tweet on the passing of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, master of Persian traditional music
Shajarian was a legend and a living monument of Iranian traditional music. He received both UNESCO Picasso medal and Mozart medal, as a recognition of his unparalleled talent, and commitment to artistic freedom.

 The UN World Food Programme has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world – often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions – has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

 UN supporting ‘trapped’ domestic violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says that domestic violence was already one of the greatest human rights violations. Some 243 million women and girls (aged 15-49) have been subjected to sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner in the last 12 months, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this number is likely to grow.

 What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Sustainability
Sustainability is the concept of maintaining equitable conditions across not only socioeconomic and geographic barriers, but also across generations and through time. Sustainability seeks to demonstrate that there is a way for society to progress and prosper in harmony with the planet. It’s about maintaining a healthy balance between people and the environment.

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