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New labour laws in Qatar benefiting migrant workers a ‘momentous step forward’: ILO

New legislation in Qatar which will allow foreign workers to freely change jobs and leave the country without the approval of their employers, has been praised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as “a momentous step forward in upholding the rights of migrant workers.”

News in Brief 27 August 2019

  • Child labour case highlights ‘widespread’ abuse in Nepal: rights experts
  • DR Congo’s Goma passes key 21-day period without Ebola transmission: WHO
  • We must bring era of nuclear tests to an end, urges Guterres
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News in Brief 04 July 2019

  • Millions risk being cut off from safe water as hostilities escalate in Eastern Ukraine – UNICEF  
  • WFP scales up assistance to an additional 12,000 non-refugees in Gaza
  • Pay packet inequality growing worldwide, says new UN report
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Pay packet inequality growing worldwide, says new UN report

Top earners around the world have seen their share of national income rise in the last decade and a half, while everyone else has seen their pay packets shrink by comparison, UN economists reported on Thursday.

Heat stress spike predicted to cost global economy $2.4 trillion a year

An increase in heat stress at work linked to climate change is set to have a massive impact on global productivity and economic losses, notably in agriculture and construction, UN labour experts said on Monday.

Monday’s Daily Brief: the future of food and digital tech, labour justice in focus, denuclearization, and Kosovo

This Monday, top stories includes: a new report on risks and opportunities of digital technology; social justice for all at the centenary UN labour conference; updates on Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programmes; tackling today’s problems with food; and updates on the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

Green jobs: creating decent work for a cleaner future

In an ideal world, all jobs would be “green,” decent work that contributes to protecting the environment.

Dan Dickinson from UN News called Moustapha Kamal Gueye, coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at the ILO in Geneva, and asked him what kind of green jobs exist already.

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News in Brief 18 April 2019

  • ‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need countries to help them: top UN official 
  • Stress, overtime and disease contribute to 2.8 million workers dying every year: ILO  
  • UN human rights chief alarmed at mass terrorism trial in Bahrain, revoking citizenship 
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World of work is changing fast, but prevention remains best bet against sickness and injury: ILO 

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, occupational safety and health specialist Manal Azzi, discusses the pros and cons of technological innovation at work, as well as sustainable solutions to combat climate change, highlighting that prevention really is the key. 

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Women still struggle to find a job, let alone reach the top: new UN report calls for 'quantum leap'

Women’s job opportunities have barely improved since the early 1990s, UN labour experts said on Thursday, warning that female workers are still penalized for having children and looking after them.