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·      World economy that took elevator down faces steep stairs back up (Bloomberg, 5 July 2020) 

·      Business sector still far from reaching sustainability goals, UN report shows, 20 years on from landmark summit (UN, 4 July 2020) 

·      Mining unions in solidarity to confront COVID-19 (IndustriALL, 4 July 2020) 

·      Let’s talk openly about mental health in the workplace (ILO, 3 July 2020)

·      COVID-19 fast becoming protection crisis, Guterres warns Security Council (UN, 2 July 2020) 

·      Protecting South Asia’s poor and vulnerable against COVID-19 (World Bank: Blog, 2 July 2020) 

·      Diversification and cooperation in a decarbonising world: Climate strategies for fossil-fuel dependent countries (World Bank: Blog, 2 July 2020) 

·      Agricultural raw materials prices weaken amid COVID-19 (World Bank: Blog, 2 July 2020) 

·      Countries can take steps now to rebuild from COVID-19 (World Bank, 2 July 2020)

·      Air pollution: Locked down by COVID-19 but not arrested (World Bank, 2 July 2020) 

·      Job security, social dialogue and subjective health of working people during the pandemic (GLU, 1 July 2020) 

·      Digital Financial Inclusion on the Times of COVID-19 (IMF, 1 July 2020) 

·      ‘Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economy (UN, 1 July 2020)

·      Asia’s factories show worst may be over as China demand picks up (Bloomberg, 1 July 2020) 

·      As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery (ILO, 30 June 2020) 

·      Lifelines in Danger: The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to dry up a vital source of income for poor and fragile countries (IMF: F&D, 30 June 2020)

·      Reopening Asia: How the Right Policies Can Help Economic Recovery (IMF, 30 June 2020) 

·      Unemployment is no fun at the best of times, but it’s particularly strange during a pandemic (The Guardian, 30 June 2020) 

·      'I Will Kill You': Health Care Workers Face Rising Attacks Amid COVID-19 Outbreak (NPR, 30 June 2020) 

·      ITUC Campaign Brief - A global social protection fund is possible (ITUC, 29 June 2020) 

·      International Fashion Houses Are Leaving Millions of Asians Jobless. The Workers Are Now Protesting (VICE, 29 June 2020) 

·      Cities versus multinationals: who will win our post-COVID future? (Opendemocracy, 26 June 2020) 

·      Financial Conditions Have Eased, but Insolvencies Loom Large (IMF, 25 June 2020) 

·      ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant crisis within a crisis (ILO, 24 June 2020) 

·      170 signatories endorse UN ceasefire appeal during COVID crisis (UN, 24 June 2020) 

·      Reopening from the Great Lockdown: Uneven and Uncertain Recovery (IMF, 24 June 2020) 

·      How does informality aggravate the impact of COVID-19 (World Bank: Blog, 23 June 2020) 

·      Poor people respond differently to stay-at-home orders. Here’s what the data says (World Bank: Blog, 23 June 2020) 

·      COVID-19 upends ‘entire generation’ of 600 million South Asian children (UN, 23 June 2020) 

·      The coronavirus backlash: how the pandemic is destroying women’s rights (The Guardian, 23 June 2020)

·      A world of work free from violence and harassment (ILO, 19 June 2020) 

·      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) 

·      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) 

·      Understanding the depth of the 2020 global recession in 5 charts (World Bank:Blog, 15 June 2020) 

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

 

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