United Nations Initiatives
Investing in SDG Action - UN SDG Media Zone, Davos, Switzerland…   
January 21, 2020
Source: UN News Centre - To mark its 20th anniversary, the UN Global Compact in partnership with the UN Department of Global Communications, is bringing the SDG Media Zone to Davos for the first time during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Topics...
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Global unemployment projected to rise by around 2.5 million in 2020: UN labour report   
January 21, 2020
Source: moneycontrol.com - Global unemployment is projected to increase by around 2.5 million in 2020 and almost half a billion people are working fewer paid hours than they would like or lack adequate access to paid work, according to UN's International...
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UN: Almost Half a Billion People are Unemployed or Have no Access to a Good Job   
January 21, 2020
Source: Novinite - Around half a billion people work fewer paid hours than they would like, or are not getting enough access to paid work, shows a study published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday, which also forecasts that...
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The Global 100 progress report   
January 21, 2020
Source: Corporate Knights - This past year saw the publication of two startling reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warning of the worsening impacts of climate change threatening food supplies, infrastructure and already...
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ILO sees end to falling global unemployment rate   
January 21, 2020
Source: Reuters - The global unemployment rate has stabilized after declining for nine years since the crisis, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday, and it could edge up next year as the world economy slows.
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Nearly half billion people worldwide lack decent jobs: UN labour agency   
January 21, 2020
Source: Daily Times - UNITED NATIONS: Almost half a billion people around the world are stuck in poverty as they struggle to find work or a job that is adequately paid, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), a U.N....
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Spanish watermelon producers were paid twice as much as Moroccan producers in 2018   
January 21, 2020
Source: FreshPlaza - According to the data from Faostat, the statistical agency of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in 2018 Spanish watermelon producers were paid an average of € 0.5 /kg for their fruits while...
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Takeda Named Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporation for Fifth Year Running   
January 21, 2020
Source: Business Wire - In addition to the Global 100 index, Takeda is recognized by many other environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment valuations. As a long-standing member of the United Nations Global Compact, Takeda’s...
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Unemployment strikes hard! Nearly half billion people lack decent jobs, says UN report   
January 21, 2020
Source: The Financial Express on MSN.com - The ILO is a UN agency whose mandate is to advance social justice and promote decent work by setting international labour standards.
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UN report: half a billion people struggle to find adequate paid work   
January 21, 2020
Source: The Guardian on MSN.com - Nearly half a billion people around the world are struggling to find adequate paid work, trapping individuals in poverty and fuelling heightened levels of inequality, according to a UN report. In a study published as world...
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