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Global / Asia and the Pacific

·     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) 

·     Asian countries urged to honour right to freedom of expression, over pandemic fear (UN, 3 June 2020) 

·     UN chief underlines need to protect refugees and migrants in COVID-19 pandemic (UN, 3 June 2020) 

·     ITUC Global COVID-19 Survey: 25 May – 28 May 2020 Key Findings (ITUC, 3 June 2020)

·     ITUC Global Covid-19 Survey: Support for government action falls as global jobs crisis takes hold (ITUC, 3 June 2020) 

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

·     COVID-19 and indigenous and tribal peoples (ILO, 3 June 2020)

·     BWI releases full Asia Pacific report on COVID-19 (BWI, 3 June 2020) 

·     ADB, ESCAP Discuss Stepping up Cooperation to Help Asia and Pacific in Addressing COVID-19 Crisis (ADB, 3 June 2020) 

·     Food Supply Chains and COVID-19: Impacts and policy lessons (OECD, 2 June 2020)

·     Global - Unions urge OECD DAC members to adapt their responses to scope of Covid-19 crisis (TUDCN/TUAC) (ITUC, 1 June 2020) 

·     COVID19 effects on health workers know no borders (PSI, 31 May 2020) 

·     Social Protection with Health Care - Data from Selected Countries (May 2020) (ITUC, 29, May 2020) 

·     ADB Study Maps Supply Chains for Key Products in COVID-19 Response (ADB, 28 May 2020) 

·     Health and safety is paramount for return to work (ITUC, 28 May 2020) 

·     Fair trade for all crucial in times of Covid-19 (IndustriALL, 28 May 2020)

·     Development Cooperation: a solid approach to unions’ needs linked to the COVID-19 crisis (PSI, 28 May 2020) 

·     ILO: More than one in six young people out of work due to COVID-19 (ILO, 27 May 2020) 

·     A “debt standstill” for the poorest countries: How much is at stake? (OECD, 27 May 2020)

·     Stocktaking report on immediate public procurement and infrastructure response to COVID-19 (OECD, 27 May 2020) 

·     How women in the workforce can fuel post-Covid growth in Asia (SCMP, 26 May 2020) 

·     Tax administration responses to COVID-19: Recovery period planning (OECD, 26 May 2020)

·     Policy measures to avoid corruption and bribery in the COVID-19 response and recovery (OECD, 26 May 2020)

·     ILO C190 pushed to address COVID-19 violence against women (BWI, 26 May 2020)

·     ITUC COVID-19 Briefing: Key issues on the return to work (ITUC, 25 May 2020)

·     How to ensure older workers fully participate in the recovery after the pandemic (ILO, 25 May 2020) 

·     Global unions launch #GenderEqualNewNormal campaign with a webinar on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on women (UNI Global Union, 25 May 2020) 

·     Aid workers face new tests and challenges from the coronavirus (Equal Times, 24 May 2020)

·     The COVID-19 response: Getting gender equality right for a better future for women at work (ILO, 22 May 2020) 


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