Archive for August 11th, 2020

11/08/2020

Strengthening Dietary Guidelines to Feed a Nature-Positive Future

11 August 2020 (UN Environment)* — Most dietary recommendations provided by national governments are not compatible with global environmental and health targets such as the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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11/08/2020

Far Away in the USA – What’s Going On?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Bill Dahl*

August 2020 (Wall Street International)* — Researchers have revealed that approximately 90 percent of an iceberg is below the surface of the water. Thus, to really understand this phenomenon, you must dive beneath it to capture observations and take measurements. The same is true with countries. What you see on the surface may not be all you need to sufficiently understand them. This article plunges into issues that may not be obvious to the casual observer when pondering the question “What’s going on far away in the USA?”.
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The White House | Image from Wall Street International.
The composition of the U.S. population is currently estimated at 40% for non-white residents. The forecast is for the non-white population to outnumber the white population by 2045.
11/08/2020

Millions of Children across the Globe Continue to Be Exploited

Human Wrongs Watch

11 August 2020 (ILO)* — The universal ratification of the ILO Convention on the Worst forms of Child Labour is a milestone, says the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Tomoya Obokata. However countries need to intensify efforts to eradicate child labour in all its forms.

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11/08/2020

COVID-19 New Guidance for Protecting Migrant Workers

Human Wrongs Watch

Geneva/ Paris, 10 August 2020 (IOM)*  – The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week are releasing employer guidance for measures to protect migrants during COVID-19.

lhd_press_note_11Burmese migrants work on fishing boats and in coastal communities in Phang Nga, southern Thailand. Photo: Thierry Falise/IOM 

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11/08/2020

‘Thrown into the Streets, Locked in Rooms, Forced to Work without Pay’ – Media Reporting Reveals Abuse of Some Migrant Domestic Workers in Middle East Since Onset of Pandemic 

Thrown into the streets, locked in rooms, and forced to work without pay, recent media reporting has revealed the abuse and poor treatment that some migrant domestic workers in the Middle East have suffered, since the onset of the pandemic.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has confirmed that many of these workers, particularly those who have no employment contract, and live outside the household, have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

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