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News in Brief 27 October 2021

  • Afghanistan facing ‘epic humanitarian crisis’ UN chief warns neighbouring countries
  • COVID-19 pandemic impact on jobs, worse than feared: ILO
  • Russian Wagner Group, intimidating, harassing civilians in Central African Republic, independent rights experts warn
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Pandemic impact on jobs, worse than expected: ILO 

The jobs recovery is stalled worldwide and disparities between advanced and developing economies threaten the whole global economy, warned the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday.  

News in Brief 1 September 2021

  • Mu COVID-19 variant tracking latest: WHO
  • ILO: More than 4 billion people still lack social safety net
  • Climate hazards increased over past 50 years, UN agencies warn
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News in Brief 30 June 2021

  • Rights expert calls for global 'pandemic protection fund'
  • Tourism braces for $2.4 trillion hit to global economy
  • Migrant worker numbers rise globally by five million: ILO
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Pandemic ‘inflicting multiple shocks’ on the young, threatens entire generation

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than 70 per cent of students have been shut out of schools, universities and training centres, according to a new report issued on Tuesday by the UN’s labour agency.

Workers and COVID-19: Access to healthcare, now ‘a matter of life and death’

The spread of COVID-19 in developing countries has exposed gaps in social protection coverage which could compromise recovery plans, expose millions of people to poverty and affect global readiness to cope with similar crises, according to two policy briefs issued Thursday by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Saudi women’s access to workforce a “human rights issue”

Barriers to women’s full workplace participation persist in Saudi Arabia, despite UN data showing that economic growth improves with a more diverse workforce.

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Making economic policies more inclusive to women

Although women’s economic participation benefits society, they continue to face barriers in the labour market such as gender wage gaps and legal restrictions.

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UN Gender Focus: access to water, burkini ban and gender inequality in the labour market

Time wasted collecting water a “double whammy” for women and girls

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UN Gender Focus: jobs for youth, human rights of indigenous women and development in Africa

Jobs plan to give young women equal access to the labour market

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