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13 July 2020

Global / Asia and the Pacific

·     Workers' rights seen crumbling as coronavirus threatens further setbacks (Reuters, 19 June 2020) 

·     2020 ITUC Global Rights Index: violations of workers’ rights at seven-year high (ITUC, 18 June 2020) test

·     UN Policy Brief: The World of Work and COVID-19 (ILO, 18 June 2020) 

·     Developing Asia to Grow Just 0.1% in 2020: ADO 2020 Supplement (ADB, 18 June 2020) 

·     COVID-19 could lead to permanent loss in learning and trillions dollars in lost earnings (World Bank, 18 June 2020) 

·     Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19 (ILO, 16 June 2020) 

·     The Pandemic’s Hidden Casualty: Human Rights (The Diplomat, 16 June 2020) 

·     The Great Lockdown through a Global Lens (IMF, 16 June 2020) 

·     Responding to the shadow pandemic: Initiatives to address violence against women and girls during COVID-19 (World Bank, 16 June 2020) 

·     Trade in many developing countries projected to ‘nosedive’, warns UNCTAD (UN, 16 June 2020) 

·     UN chief in ‘support migrants’ plea, as remittances drop by 20 per cent predicted (UN, 16 June 2020) 

·     ITUC Global Covid-19 Survey 25 May – 28 May 2020 - Key findings for Commonwealth countries (ITUC, 15 June 2020) 

·     UN chief in ‘support migrants’ plea, as remittances drop by 20 per cent predicted (UN, 14 June 2020) 

·     COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour - ILO and UNICEF (ILO, 12 June 2020)

·     The Global Economic Reset - Promoting a More Inclusive Recovery (IMF, 11 June 2020)

·     Global economy hit by deepest recession in 80 years despite massive stimulus measures (World Bank, 10 June 2020) 

·     The Global Outlook is Highly Uncertain (OECD, 10 June 2020) 

·     Managing international migration under COVID-19 (OECD, 10 June 2020) 

·     Strengthening Economic Institutions for Resilient Recovery (IMF, 10 June 2020) 

·     Throughout COVID-19 recovery, ‘plummeting’ clean energy costs can help climate action (UN, 10 June 2020)

·     ‘Unparalleled economic shock’ threatens development hopes and gains (UN, 10 June 2020)

·     New UN report highlights link between gender, climate and security (UN, 9 June 2020) 

·     The Global Economic Outlook During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Changed World (World Bank, 8 June 2020) 

·     Updated estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty (World Bank, 8 June 2020) 

·     Covid-19 and Migrant Workers‘ Rights (ITUC, 8 June 2020)

·     ILO: Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19 (ILO, 8 June 2020)

·     What are the policy solutions to the COVID-19 youth employment crisis (ILO, 8 June 2020)

·     No policymaker is an island: the international regulatory co-operation response to the COVID-19 crisis (OECD, 8 June 2020) 

·     Pacific islanders confront twin threats of climate change and coronavirus (UN, 8 June 2020) 

·     Stopping gender-based violence in the midst of a pandemic (IndustriALL, 7 June 2020) 

·     Grasp the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic (ILO, 5 June 2020)

·     First hand: Covid-19 stories from the world of work (ILO, 5 June 2020) 

·     Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers (Migrant Forum Asia, 5 June 2020) 

·     Garment workers need apparel companies’ assurance that they will be paid during this crisis (Clean Clothes Campaign, 5 June 2020) 

·     World Environment Day: COVID-19 crisis demands fundamental rethink (UN, 5 June 2020) 

·     Protect the environment, prevent pandemics, ‘nature is sending us a clear message’ (UN, 5 June 2020) 

·     Building Back Better: A Sustainable, Resilient Recovery after COVID-19 (OECD, 5 June 2020)

·     If a ‘new normal’ is to be a better normal it must include persons with disabilities (ILO, 4 June 2020)

·     Coronavirus leading to ‘desperately unequal’ learning levels: UNICEF (UN, 4 June 2020) 

·     Coronavirus has infected at least 450,000 health-care workers worldwide, report says (Wash Post, 4 June 2020)

·     Courage under Fire: Policy Responses in Emerging Market and Developing Economies to the COVID-19 Pandemic (IMF, 3 June 2020) 

·     COVID-19 and Global Value Chains: Policy Options to Build More Resilient Production Networks (OECD, 3 June 2020) 

 

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