As governments respond with unprecedented spending to combat the coronavirus pandemic, a new report released by the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), urges them to ensure public procurement does no harm to people and the planet.
The latest report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on its assistance to the Palestinian people says COVID-19 has compounded the dire economic conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt), which were moving from bad to worse before the pandemic.
Within days of the blast, ILO mobilised its on-going Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP), so far creating around 200 decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees, 15 per cent of whom are women.
Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder, is leading the pressure on him.
President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time this week — this time for brokering a historic peace deal between Serbia and breakaway republic Kosovo.