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COVID-19: impact could see 195 million job losses, says ILO chief

The warning comes almost three weeks after the International Labour Organization (ILO) predicted that 25 million jobs were threatened by the new coronavirus. According to the agency, the latest dire assessment reflects the full or partial lockdown measures affecting almost 2.7 billion workers – four in five of the world’s workforce. Global unemployment already at…

COVID-19 highlights nurses’ vulnerability as backbone to health services worldwide

“Today, we are more deeply grateful than ever to all of you, as you work, round the clock, putting yourselves at risk, to fight the ravages of this pandemic”, the UN chief said, addressing “the nurses, midwives, technicians, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors, drivers, cleaners, administrators and many others - who work, day and night to keep…

COVID-19: International community must step up to prevent pandemic from devastating...

“An outbreak of a respiratory disease like COVID-19 could spread easily through the overcrowded confines and unsafe conditions typical of many camps or settlements”, Henrietta Fore said in a statement. “Families in these environments would be more likely to get sick and less capable of fighting off the disease because of inadequate services” She pointed…

COVID-19: UN Chief launches plan to address the potentially devastating socio-economic...

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One second of every day of Epiphany term at Durham Uni.

Hello everyone!In today’s quick video I take you through my Epiphany (second) term of my second year at Durham University as a Marketing and Management student at St Mary’s College. This term has been full of work, time with friends, running and much more so have a look at the snippets of my days to…

Saying Monetary Assist Award Letter Service

Announcing Financial Aid Award Letter Service Posted 03.19.20 Central Scholarship Announces a New Service: Financial Aid Award Letter Review We know many students are without access to their counselors or mentors at school as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Central Scholarship is here to help, virtually.   Central Scholarship staff have extensive experience, both…

Swift policy action, strong management can conserve countless tasks, ‘prevent the...

Noting that the economic and labour crisis created by the pandemic could greatly increase worldwide unemployment, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said that an internationally-coordinated policy response – as happened in the 2008 financial crisis – could significantly lower the impact on global unemployment. 🚨We've just released projections of the impact of #COVID19 which suggest…

Coronavirus upgrade: Countries advised to combat ‘manageable’ pandemic

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking during his regular update on the new coronavirus disease, one day after the new designation was announced.  “Let me be clear: describing this as a pandemic does not mean that countries should give up.  On the contrary, we have to double-down”, he said.  “This is a controllable pandemic. Countries that decide to give up on fundamental public health measures may…

5 things you should understand now, about the COVID-19 pandemic

1) What’s the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic? Before Wednesday’s WHO announcement, the COVID-19 outbreak was described by the UN health agency as an epidemic, meaning that it has been spreading to many people, and many communities, at the same time. Labelling the spread a pandemic, indicates that it has officially spread around the…

Flagship UN research study reveals speeding up environment modification on land,...

The report, The WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019, which is led by the UN weather agency (World Meteorological Organization), contains data from an extensive network of partners. It documents physical signs of climate change – such as increasing land and ocean heat, accelerating sea level rise and melting ice…

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