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  1. Covid-19: Rise of the Super Rich & Fall of the World’s Poor

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Michael Bloomberg, the three-term Mayor of New York city and a billionaire philanthropist, was once quoted as saying that by the time he dies, he would have given away all his wealth to charity – so that his cheque to the funeral undertaker will bounce for lack of funds in his bank account.

  2. UNHCR: Record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

    - UN News

    The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed on Sunday.

  3. Youth Survivors, Activists Will Hold Governments Accountable to Call to Action on Ending Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 20 (IPS) - Governments of the world must focus on providing quality free education and prosecuting corrupt officials and people who siphon state and donor funds as crucial steps towards taking decisive action to fight child labour across the globe.

  4. Global action needed to streamline pandemic travel measures

    - UN News

    Countries must find consensus on clear, equitable and streamlined pandemic travel measures, the heads of two organizations working to improve migration said on Friday during on event on the sidelines of the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) at UN Headquarters in New York. 

  5. Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 20 (IPS) - Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine.

  6. Countries review progress on global migration compact

    - UN News

    Although many migrants worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, risking their own lives to save others, they were at times denied access to basic services and excluded from recovery plans, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in New York on Thursday. 

  7. Technology for Tracing the Work of Child Labour Could Help End the Practice

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 18 (IPS) - Technology used to trace the origin and price of consumer goods to ensure farmers earn fair profits could easily be adapted as a tool to fight child labour Fair Trade living wage and income lead Isa Miralles told delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

  8. UN marks first ever international day spotlighting women working in the maritime industry

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    The first ever International Day for Women in Maritime kicked off its inaugural celebration on Wednesday with a seminar to “take stock and identify areas where improvement is needed”, the top UN official representing seafarers said.

  9. Political Will and Partnerships Key to Ending Child Labour, says ILOs Joni Musabayana

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 18 (IPS) - With a strong commitment from governments, businesses, labour and consumers, the scourge of child labour can be eliminated, says Dr Joni Musabayana, Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Pretoria, South Africa.

  10. Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 17 (IPS) - "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour." So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International's African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting liberation icon and late South African president Nelson Mandela's famous quote about how education can change the world.

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