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UN Development Programme urges temporary basic income for women hit hard by COVID-19 fallout
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Wednesday, 03 March 2021
UN Development Programme urges temporary basic income for women hit hard by COVID-19 fallout
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for temporary basic income for millions of the world’s poorest women, to help them cope with effects of coronavirus pandemic and alleviate the economic pressures they face every day. Read Full Article ...
 
Reflect nature’s ‘true value’ in economic policies and decisions, UN chief urges
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Monday, 01 March 2021
Reflect nature’s ‘true value’ in economic policies and decisions, UN chief urges
Nations must start weighing up the cost of economic profit against damage to the environment if they are to have a chance at a sustainable future, UN Secretary...
 
First Person: fighting for women’s financial freedom
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Monday, 01 March 2021
First Person: fighting for women’s financial freedom
Around the world, the opportunities for women to lead successful, financially secure lives are being limited by government legislation, company policies and de...
 
‘Industry 4.0’ tech for post-COVID world, is driving inequality: UNCTAD
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Wednesday, 24 February 2021
‘Industry 4.0’ tech for post-COVID world, is driving inequality: UNCTAD
Developing countries must embrace ground-breaking technologies that have been a critical tool in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, or else face even greater ineq...
 
ILO urges better policies to protect workers, businesses, as digital platforms proliferate
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Monday, 22 February 2021
ILO urges better policies to protect workers, businesses, as digital platforms proliferate
The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday highlighted the need for enhanced international policy cooperation to provide decent work opportuniti...
 
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