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COVID-19: The latest updates from IsDB

Today, a meeting between #IsDB President, Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, & @WorldBank President Mr. @DavidMalpassWBG reinforced partnership and agreed to scale-up joint work on the post-pandemic recovery, digitization and fragility.

#IsDB participated in the 88th meeting of the Arab Coordination Group. Several topics were discussed including Partnership with GPE, Palestine projects, events activities in coordination with @IDBGTHIQAH, and establishing a platform for information exchange.


The #IsDB rings @NasdaqDubai market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of the USD 1.7 billion Sukuk. The #Sukuk issuance attracted more than US$ 2.4 billion worth of orders.

It has been almost a year and a half since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone around the globe has the same question in mind: “When will the world put an end to this pandemic so that we can resume our normal lives?”
Today is a special anniversary as we mark 75 years of collective work since the UN came into existence. In September this year, we also reflected on five years since the adoption of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which represented a new vision of development linking people, planet and prosperity and raised financing needs from billions to trillions.