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12.06.00 – SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF WORKERS

WORLD BANK / WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

Women worldwide are losing ground in the employment sector.  A new World Bank Group report says nearly four in 10 people globally – close to one half in developing countries – agree that when jobs are scarce, men are more entitled to them than women. WORLD BANK

20 Feb 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / SOMALI FIREFIGHTERS TRAINING

 The UN mission inSomaliais training Somali firefighters inKenyaon emergency fire and rescue management. Although Al Qaeda linked militants have been pushed out of most urban cities and towns ofSomaliathey still hold areas in the Southern part of the country and still pose a challenge with suicide bombings within the country and attacks outside its boarders. [...]

12 Oct 2013 | Read More »

ILO / CHILD LABOUR

A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), "Marking Progress against Child Labour", says that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. And those in hazardous work has halved, from 171 million to 85 million.  But even the latest improved rate of [...]

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MOGADISHU FIREFIGHTERS

The Mogadishu fire department is resuming operations for the first time since 1991 when civil war broke out inSomalia. AU-UN IST

15 Feb 2013 | Read More »

ILO / DOMESTIC WORKERS

According to the new ILO report "Domestic workers across the world", more than 52 million people worldwide are employed as domestic workers. Eighty percent of them are women. ILO

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DOMESTIC WORKERS REPORT LAUNCH

The Deputy Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), Sandra Polaski, told reporters in Geneva today that millions of domestic workers are highly vulnerable to exploitation because they are not protected under general labour laws. ILO

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

ILO / YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

Jobless rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spill-over of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies, according to a United Nations paper issued today. ILO

4 Sep 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / PAKISTAN AID UPDATE

The World Health Organization says that children in Pakistan are not only bearing the brunt of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea and malaria, about 72,000 of them are also suffering from severe malnutrition. UNTV

31 Aug 2010 | Read More »

SWEDEN / LANDMINES

Exploding landmines and other dangerous remnants of war kill and maim thousands every year. But clearing these deadly threats requires a variety of complex skills. At a camp, set up by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, conditions in the field are recreated so United Nations staff can train. UNTV

10 Feb 2010 | Read More »

DR CONGO / CHILD LABOR

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, children work with family members crushing rocks into gravel in the mine dumps. The town of Kipushi, once thriving with private mining companies, is now suffering from the dramatic fall in the price of minerals caused by the global financial crisis. (World Day Against Child Labour is Friday, 12 [...]

11 Jun 2009 | Read More »

 

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