Linking development & human rights

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5 June 2017

Jobs make the difference: Expanding economic opportunities for Syrian refugees & host communities

Author: United Nations Development Programme, Regional Development & Protection Programme, World Food Programme, Int. Labor Organization

The goal of this report is to provide pragmatic, empirically grounded evidence to support efforts by these three key actors—host nations, the international donor community and  the private sector—to achieve this  ambitious political goal of creating 1...

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Story
1 June 2017

New OECD report explores how to ignite economic growth, reduce inequality & pursue climate action

"Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth", a new report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), analyses how low-emission and climate-resilient development can be achieved without compromising economic growth,...

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Article
9 May 2017

Jordan: Govt., EU & ILO launch EU-Jordan Compact pilot project to facilitate trade & create jobs for both Syrian refugees & Jordanians

Author: Laila Azzeh, Jordan Times

"Pilot project to reduce unemployment launched"...

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Story
2 May 2017

Indigenous peoples are key to successful policies combating climate change, new ILO report says

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Article
19 April 2017

Indonesia: Foreign ministry officer outlines steps govt. could take to promote human rights in business, including creation of a natl. focal point

Author: Amanda Himawan, Jakarta Post

"Embracing business and human rights", 3 April 2017...

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Article
10 April 2017

USA: Over 75 members of Congress call on Trump to support activists in Honduras & prevent investment in abusive industries

Author: Ben Leather, Global Witness

"US Congress calls for action on Honduras in response to murders of land and environmental activists", 7 Apr 2017...

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Article
10 April 2017

Commentary: Why jobs in special economic zones won't solve the problems facing the world's refugees

Author: Heaven Crawley, The Conversation (UK)

...two Oxford professors, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier, are calling on politicians to harness "the remarkable opportunities of globalisation" to reorient the refugee system away from humanitarian assistance and towards development...One of the ...

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Article
7 April 2017

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson calls on private sector to respect human rights in actions on sustainable development & climate change

Author: Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice

The private sector must be an active contributor to sustainable development that respects human rights and labour rights, and upholds environmental and governance standards in their global operations, including throughout their supply chains. By...

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4 April 2017
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Author: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung

"Reise nach Äthiopien: Entwicklungsminister Müller bringt Berufsbildungszentrum für den Textilsektor auf den Weg", 4 April 2017...

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Report
22 March 2017

Community perspectives reveal limitations of World Bank's accountability mechanism

Author: Intl. Human Rights Law Clinic, Univ. of California, Berkeley

"Accountability & International Financial Institutions: Community Perspectives on the World Bank’s Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman", 22 March 2017...

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