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May 29, 2020  · With the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the glaring inequalities in our societies have come to the fore. The implications of inequality can be seen in all spheres including access to healthcare, jobs and employment, wage parity, basic services, water

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Greater equality a ‘prerequisite’ for overcoming global ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Oct 13, 2020  · “Women have also been on the frontlines of response to the health crisis and are more exposed to infection”. Greater equality is “an ethical obligation…a pre-requisite for overcoming these crises and a requirement to recover from COVID-19 and build back better”, she upheld.

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Sitemap Test - United Nations

Posted: (0 seconds ago) 2014 Human Development report calls on countries to take steps now to protect hard won gains. Gender-biased sex selection an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination and inequality against women, say UN Women and UNFPA. UNFPA puts the nation’s biggest datasets on …

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Blogs - United Nations

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 20, 2020  · With the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the glaring inequalities in our societies have come to the fore. The implications of inequality can be seen in all spheres including access to healthcare, jobs and employment, wage parity, basic services, water and sanitation, quality and holistic education amongst a few.

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UNFPA launches the State of World Population Report, 2021 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 14, 2021  · In India, according to NFHS-4 (2015-2016), only about 12% of currently married women (15-49 years of age) independently make decisions about their own healthcare, while 63% decide in consultation with their spouse.2. For a quarter of women (23%), it is the spouse that mainly takes decisions about healthcare.

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Publications - in.one.un.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Myanmar: Attacks on healthcare jeopardizing COVID-19 response, UN team says South Asia: ‘Real possibility’ health systems will be strained to a... Release jailed dissident on …

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LAUNCH OF THE POLICY BRIEF: COVID-19 AND THE NEED FOR ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 14, 2020  · Mental health is at the core of our humanity. It enables us to lead rich and fulfilling lives and to participate in our communities But the COVID-19 virus is not only attacking our physical health; it is also increasing psychological suffering. Grief at the loss of loved ones… Shock at the loss of jobs…

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Message on launch of the policy brief: COVID and Universal ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Oct 07, 2020  · Some 500 million jobs have been lost so far. Human development is going into reverse, for the first time since we started measuring it in 1990. COVID-19 has shown that Universal Health Coverage, strong public health systems and emergency preparedness are essential to communities, to economies, to everyone.

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Skilling, Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

Posted: (0 seconds ago) More than 8 in every 10 Indian workers are informally employed or work in informal sectors, excluded from employment rights, benefits and social protection. More than half of the non-agricultural working population is absorbed into the informal economy and employment growth remains concentrated in low-productivity sectors, such as construction. Not enough decent and productive jobs have been created. In addition, there are persistent and notable disparities in the labour force participati…

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COVID 19 - United Nations

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 10, 2021  · The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Hundreds of millions of people were already suffering from hunger and malnutrition before the virus hit and, unless immediate action is taken, we could see a global food emergency. Full Report.

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Health, Water and Sanitation - United Nations

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Still, despite the headway made in the last 15 years, several challenges remain. There are significant inequalities in access to quality and affordable health services, and a disproportionate burden of communicable and non-communicable disease. Low budgetary allocations for health are a key reason. The government’s health expenditure has remained at around 1% of GDP over the past decade, which puts India significantly behind than the global average. These funds are also not efficiently utilised due t…

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Universal Health Coverage ‘more urgent than ever’ – UN chief

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Oct 09, 2020  · Promoting and protecting health also promotes and protects jobs, education, peace, sustainability and more, he stressed. While acknowledging the crises caused by COVID-19, Tedros said that it must be a turning point, “a catalyst for making universal health coverage a reality”.

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Message for the First International Equal Pay Day

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Sep 18, 2020  · Women’s jobs are less likely to come with benefits like health insurance and paid time off. Even when women are entitled to a pension, lower salaries mean lower payments in their old age. Equal pay laws have failed to put this right. We need to go deeper and work harder to find solutions.

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Address ‘appalling impact’ of COVID-19 on minorities, UN ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 02, 2020  · Economic inequality, overcrowded housing, environmental risks, limited availability of healthcare and bias in provision of care may also play a part. She added that people from racial and ethnic minorities are also found in higher numbers in some jobs that carry increased risk, such as in the transport, health and cleaning sectors.

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Climate change threatens progress across sustainable ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jul 09, 2019  · leveraging the interlinkages across Goals. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, for instance, goes handin-hand with creating jobs, building more livable cities, and improving health and prosperity for all. The United Nations will host the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Action Summits as well as

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Decent Work for Migrant Workers in India

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Feb 18, 2015  · Female migrants are less represented in regular jobs and more likely to be self-employed than non-migrant women. Domestic work has emerged as an important occupation for migrant women and girls. A gender perspective on migration is imperative since women have significantly different migration motivations, patterns, options and obstacles from men.

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Responsible AI—the need for ethical guard rails

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Mar 17, 2021  · Robotics and AI companies are building intelligent machines that perform tasks typically carried out by low-income workers: self-service kiosks to replace cashiers, fruit-picking robots to replace field workers, etc.; but the day is not far when many desk jobs will also be edged out by AI, such as accountants, financial traders and middle managers.

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Centenary International Labour Conference

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 21, 2019  · In your first decade alone, the ILO established labour standards on a range of issues including: working hours, women’s rights, safety and health on the job, protections against child labour and forced labour and safeguarding the rights of indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

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Women Are at the Frontlines of the Battle Against COVID-19

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 09, 2020  · Women Are at the Frontlines of the Battle Against COVID-19 — Kanta Singh, Country Programme Manager, UN Women In the weeks since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected 212 countries and cost over 100,000 lives. The pandemic hasn’t just forced individuals and institutions to …

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FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 28, 2020  · High-level event on financing solutions related to COVID-19 NEW YORK, 28 May 2020 — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, will convene world leaders and international organizations today in a joint initiative to sharpen and accelerate our global response […]

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Inequality based on gender most pervasive, universal form ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 06, 2019  · These developments are occurring at a time when millions of people are also at risk of losing jobs thanks to the rapid pace of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, particularly the spread of automation. The impact of these forces has been compounded by various forms of unequal access to opportunity — from access to quality education and health ...

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The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Oct 17, 2018  · New York/New Delhi, 17 October 2018: The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want.When people lack choice, it can have a long-term impact on fertility rates, often making them higher or lower than what most people desire, according to The State of World Population 2018, …

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Climate Change is the battle of our lives: UN Secretary ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 16, 2019  · Education, healthcare, decent jobs and economic opportunities, respect for human rights and the rule of law, gender equality, diversity and inclusion, fundamental freedoms and democratic values: these are the keys to sustainable growth, peace and prosperity. Here too, Fiji is showing great commitment and leadership.

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UN Secretary-General: Human Rights are our ultimate tool ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Feb 24, 2020  · Human rights are our ultimate tool to help societies grow in freedom. To ensure equality for women and girls. To advance sustainable development. To prevent conflict, reduce human suffering and build a just and equitable world. As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims, human rights are “humanity’s highest aspiration”.

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The Rise of Renewables: Shining a Light on a Sustainable ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 28, 2020  · Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to 19th Darbari Seth memorial Lecture in New Delhi 28 August: I am honoured to deliver the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture. Darbari Seth was a climate action pioneer. He stressed that India must end its reliance on polluting, financially volatile and costly fossil fuels and instead invest in […]

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UN Priority Areas In India

Posted: (0 seconds ago) HEALTH, WATER AND SANITATION By 2022, there is improved and more equitable access to, and utilization of, quality, affordable health, water, and sanitation services. SKILLING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND JOB CREATION

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World’s fate is in our hands, requires rising to challenge ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Sep 10, 2018  · And clean air has vast benefits for public health. The International Labour Organization (ILO) reports that common sense green economy policies could create 24 million new jobs globally by 2030. In China and the United States, new renewable energy jobs now outstrip those created in the oil and gas industries.

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Scientists call for urgent, targeted action to avoid ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Sep 12, 2019  · Global SDG’s 2019 Scientists call for urgent, targeted action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades New relationship between people and nature is needed as climate change and biodiversity loss threaten progress New York, 11 September–Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people—expected to number eight and a half […]

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Recommendations from the Dialogue on Ethical Artificial ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 26, 2021  · The consensus in the recently concluded two-day Dialogue on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was that plural philosophical perspectives, especially those from the East, and a global and inclusive regulatory framework could balance the risks and benefits to humanity’s quest for social justice and equality.

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International Labour Organization (ILO)

Posted: (0 seconds ago) In India since: 1928 About: The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations agency for the world of work.It sets international labour standards, promotes rights at work and encourages decent employment opportunities, the enhancement of social protection and the strengthening of dialogue on work-related issues.

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Gender responsive governance in the times of COVID-19

Posted: (0 seconds ago) With the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the glaring inequalities in our societies have come to the fore. The implications of inequality can be seen in all spheres including access to healthcare, jobs and employment, wage parity, basic services, water and sanitation, quality and holistic education amongst a few. The most visibly deprived are the homeless, […]

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Nearly a Third of Indian Women Primarily Engaged in ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nearly a third of Indian women primarily engaged in housework would like to have a job, but restrictive norms may limit them from accessing opportunities in the job market.To understand if gender norms can be shifted at an early age through a direct intervention, researchers evaluated a school-based gender attitude change programme for adolescents in Haryana.

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SDG 9: Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The story of industrial development has been an important determinant of the course of our history as a community of nations. From the first steam engines to the first assembly lines, to today’s truly global production chains and processes, industry has changed our economies and helped drive major changes in our societies. But without sustainable practices and infrastructure in place, our growth has left vast sections of people behind. More than 937 million of the world’s population in 2016 do not have access t…

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Secretary-General’s remarks at the 19th Darbari Seth ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 28, 2020  · THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS TO 19TH DARBARI SETH MEMORIAL LECTURE “THE RISE OF RENEWABLES: SHINING A LIGHT ON A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE” 28 August 2020 Excellencies, Dear friends, I am honoured to deliver the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture. Darbari Seth was a climate action pioneer. He stressed that India must end its reliance on …

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UNiTING for Youth

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 14. A youth of 10 in 2015 will be an adult of 25 in 2030, the target year for achieving the next generation of sustainable development goals. When young people can make a healthy transition from adolescence into adulthood, options expand for the future. The post-2015 agenda provides accumulating evidence of the importance of youth to development, the growing recognition of their rights and the proven benefits of the demographic divid…

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Secretary-General: More investment in development, green ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Shifting to a greener economy could create 24 million jobs globally by 2030 while safeguarding the 1.2 billion jobs that depend on a stable and healthy environment. But to do so, we must help people acquire twenty-first century skills as the world transitions from fossil fuels and boost investments in low-carbon, climate-resilient ...

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Secretary-General: With Political Will, Smart Policy ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Sep 19, 2020  · We need a path that brings health to all, revives economies, brings people in from the margins of society and builds long-term resilience, sustainability, opportunity and peace. That path exists. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is designed to address the very fragilities and shortcomings that the pandemic has exposed.

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UNIC-LIBRARY| Resources

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Political and Social Economy of Sex Selection: This is a study of the adverse child sex ratio (CSR) conducted during 2015–17, and builds on existing research on the subject, especially the study conducted by John et al. (2008) which investigated the adverse child sex ratio in five districts of north west India in the wake of the Census 2001 findings on CSRs.

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Secretary-General: Tackling climate emergency hinges on ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 25, 2019  · It’s time for a change. We want to work with you on access to education and health, on training and jobs, on human rights and on your involvement both in your local communities and in the global community. My Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, is leading our efforts on Youth 2030.

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‘Lockdown generation’ of young workers will need extra ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 27, 2020  · ILO Photo/Marcel Crozet The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a disproportionate effect on young workers according to the ILO. Economic Development Further evidence of the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the global job market has emerged in a new study by the UN labour agency, which on Wednesday said that more than one in […]

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Secretary-General’s remarks at the Climate Ambition Summit

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 13, 2020  · Climate action can be the catalyst for millions of new jobs, better health and resilient infrastructure. But let us remember that this transition must be just – and recognize that women’s leadership is good for climate action. Dear friends,

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Millie Bobby Brown named UNICEF’s youngest-ever Goodwill ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Nov 20, 2018  · Stranger Things star appointed on World Children’s Day, when children around the world unite for their rights and ‘take-over’ key roles in government, entertainment and business Video and photos can be downloaded here NEW YORK, 20 November 2018 – Emmy-nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been announced as UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador. The appointment – […]

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Secretary-General: World Leaders Must Set Radical Change ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Mar 29, 2019  · It means carbon pricing that reflects the true cost of emissions, from climate risk to the health hazards of air pollution. And it means accelerating the closure of coal plants, halting the construction of new ones and replacing those jobs with healthier alternatives for the people there employed, so the transformation is just, inclusive and ...

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UN CALLS FOR BOLD ACTION TO FINANCE A GLOBAL GREEN …

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Sep 25, 2019  · UN CALLS FOR BOLD ACTION TO FINANCE A GLOBAL GREEN NEW DEAL AND MEET THE SDGS. Geneva, 25 September 2019 – We can meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, but only if we find the political will to change the rules of the international economic game and adopt policies that scale up the resources needed for a big investment push led by the …

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Why business needs to address the social impacts of COVID ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 01, 2020  · We asked them to do two things: make a contribution to the World Health Organisation Foundation, to help it get the funding it needs to do its work, and protect its employees, in terms of human rights, in terms of safety, and in terms of keeping their jobs: one of the biggest challenges from the pandemic is going to be that many more people ...

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