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Global / Asia and the Pacific

·     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) 

·     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) 

·     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) 

 

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