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Global / Asia and the Pacific

·     The fight against COVID-19 should not mean forgetting the 37 million people living with HIV (ILO, 19 May 2020) 

·     Asian graduates face shattered dreams as coronavirus pandemic ravages economies (SCMP, 18 May 2020) 

·     COVID-19 Economic Impact Could Reach $8.8 Trillion Globally - New ADB Report (ADB, 15 May 2020); For more details 

·     ITUC - Key issues on the return to work (ITUC, 15 May 2020) 

·     BWI releases regional reports on COVID-19 (BWI, 15 May 2020)

·     ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190): 12 ways it can support the COVID-19 response and recovery (ILO, 14 May 2020)

·     Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says (ILO, 14 May 2020)

·     Deadly gas leak in India, grim wake-up call for global chemical industry: UN rights expert (UN, 14 May 2020) 

·     How to finance social protection in developing countries in the age of COVID-19 (ILO, 13 May 2020) 

·     We Don’t Need Empty Praise: Nurses’ Unions Demand Better Protection, Rights (Newsclick, 13 May 2020) 

·     Smart Containment: How low-income countries can tailor their COVID-19 Response (World Bank, 13 May 2020) 

·     Emerging from the Great Lockdown in Asia and Europe (IMF, 12 May 2020)

·     South East Asian unions turn online to defend workers’ rights (IndustriALL, 12 May 2020) 

·     Nurses Unite To Demand Universal Public Health (CNS, 12 May 2020)

·     How Pandemics leaves the poor even farther behind (IMF, 11 May 2020) 

·     The construction sector can help lead the economic recovery – Here’s how (ILO, 11 May 2020)

·     Urgency to act’ for sustainable development, greater than ever as coronavirus pandemic continues (UN, 11 May 2020) 

·     Ensure city poor and vulnerable are fed, amidst lockdown hunger risk, urges UN (UN, 10 May 2020) 

·     Frontline Care Workers: Fighting Covid-19 and Fighting for their Rights (UNI, 9 May 2020) 

·     For a Just, Green, Feminist Covid-19 Response and Recovery (PSI, 9 May 2020) 

·     Women journalists are suffering greater stress due to COVID-19 , IFJ study says (IFJ, 9 May 2020) 

·     The impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy (ILO, 8 May 2020) 

·     COVID-19 shows why we need multilateralism more than ever (ILO, 8 May 2020) 

·     Migrants stranded ‘all over the world’ and at risk from coronavirus (UN, 7 May 2020) 

·     UN and partners launch $6.7 billion appeal for vulnerable countries (UN, 7 May 2020) 

·     In planning a global economic recovery, it’s time to turn the page on inequality (Equal Times, 7 May 2020) 

·     Contagion or starvation, the dilemma facing informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (ILO, 7 May 2020) 

·     Broad, fast action to save lives and help countries rebuild (World Bank, 6 May 2020) 

·     Fiscal Policies for the Recovery from COVID-19 (IMF, 6 May 2020)

·     This May Day is about the essential role of workers in the face of global crises (ITUC, 6 May 2020)

·     How the IMF is promoting transparent and accountable use of COVID-19 Financial Assistance (IMF, 5 May 2020) 

·     UN rights expert urges States to step-up anti-slavery efforts to protect most vulnerable during COVID-19 (UN, 5 May 2020) 

·     Policy Brief: The need for social dialogue in addressing the COVID-19 crisis (ILO, 5 May 2020) 

·     Technical Brief: Rapid Diagnostics for Assessing the Country Level Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy and Labour Market - Guidelines (ILO, 5 May 2020) 

·     ITUC-AP: A brief analysis of the impacts on employment, government’s initial responses and trade union’s actions in the Asian and Pacific region (ITUC-AP, 5 May 2020) 

·     Scientists warn worse pandemics are on the way if we don’t protect nature (World Economic Forum, 4 May 2020) 

·     COVID-19 Crisis: Why ILO Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation (R205) is relevant for Trade Unions? (ACTRAV, 2 May 2020) 

·     Importance of the effective respect and implementation of ILO’s International Labour Standards in the context of the outbreak of COVID (ACTRAV, 2 May 2020)

·     Virus Worries Haunt Workers Demanding Rights On May Day Worldwide (WBEZ, 2 May 2020) 

·     In pictures: May Day protests around the world (BBC, 2 May 2020)

·     May 1, 2020 end of week update: Debt relief for the world’s poorest countries (World Bank Blog, 1 May 2020) 

·     Informal worker movements call on governments to partner on Covid-19 response & recovery (MailChimp, 1 May 2020)


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