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·      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) 

·      ILO issues guidance for safe, health, return to work during COVID-19 (ILO, 22 May 2020)

·      Raise your hand for Justice for Every Child! (Education International, 22 May 2020)

·      Independent fiscal institutions: promoting fiscal transparency and accountability during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (OECD, 22 May 2020) 

·      Social dialogue key to combating COVID-19 (ILO, 21 May 2020)

·      Asia=Pacific Countries Endorse UN Resolution for Concerted Regional Action against COVID-19 (ESCAP, 21 May 2020) 

·      Reform the IMF and World Bank to re-build better from COVID-19 (ITUC, 21 May 2020) 

·      Supporting livelihoods during the COVID-19 crisis: Closing the gaps in safety nets (OECD, 20 May 2020) 

·      Regional UN forum concludes with call for multi-stakeholder partnerships to preserve development gains, build back better post COVID-19 (ESCAP, 20 May 2020) 

·      Fast-tracking the SDGs: Driving Asia-Pacific transformations (ESCAP, 20 May 2020) 

·      World Bank Group: 100 Countries Get Support in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (World Bank, 20 May 2020) 

·      Tracking the $9 trillion global fiscal support to fight COVID-19 (IMF, 20 May 2020) 

·      Women workers in the front lines (IndustriALL, 20 May 2020) 

·      UNI Global Union launches campaign to promote safe fashion retail post Covid-19 pandemic (UNI, 20 May 2020) 

·      ‘Hunger or the Virus’: COVID-19 & Informal Workers (Solidarity Center, 19 May 2020)

·      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)


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