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3 July 2020

ILO issues a brief on the impact of Covid-19 on workers in Jordan and Lebanon incl. recommendations

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Oslo, Norway) have conducted a survey to assess the impact of covid-19 on Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon. The survey highlights...

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30 June 2020
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Author: CERLAS y Plataforma Contra el Arco Minero del Orinoco.

“Boletín Minerales de Conflicto de CERLAS y la Plataforma contra el AMO: Sur del Orinoco, soberanía perdida” -27 de junio de 2020- ...

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28 June 2020

Laos: New coal-fired power plant in Sekong province feared to cause damage to farmlands & health risks; Epic did not respond

A new coal-fired power plant in Sekong province in Laos is underway as the Government grants concession to Evolution Power Investment Corporation (EPIC) to extract coal in Sekong province. Groups fear that the plant will damage nearby farmlands and...

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26 June 2020

Gilead, AIDS Healthcare Foundation & access to medicines - 2011

AIDS Healthcare Foundation has recently raised concerns about the impacts of Gilead Sciences' pricing for HIV/AIDS drugs on US state drug assistance programmes for the poor:...

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26 June 2020

Jordan tops global smoking rates as public health advocates condemn tobacco companies’ influence in shaping regulations; incl. co. comments

An investigation by The Guardian has found that multinational tobacco companies, including Philip Morris, Japan Tobacco and The British American Tobacco in Jordan have been interfering in shaping public health policies and laws. The investigation...

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25 June 2020

EPIC did not respond

EPIC did not respond.

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23 June 2020

Threats to communities affected by development banks-funded projects exacerbated by COVID-19 outbreak

Author: Alexandre Andrade Sampaio, International Accountability Project

'The Responsibility of Development Banks: Assist Communities Affected by Bank Projects First', June 6, 2020...

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18 June 2020
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Author: Servindi

“Presentan demanda de amparo contra monopolio de empresas farmacéuticas” -19 de junio de 2020-...

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18 June 2020

Lebanon: ILO and NGOs issue an assessment on the impact of Covid-19 on workers and small-scale businesses

Based on responses of 1987 workers and 363 enterprises, ILO and Fafo institute for Labour and Social Research in collaboration with UNDP, Danish Refugee Council, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, Oxfam and UN Women have carried out an assessment to...

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17 June 2020

Companies must honour intl. standards to counter impacts on gender equality & sexual health rights, says DFPA report

Author: The Danish Family Planning Association

“Gender equality and the right to health: A guideline for business”, June 2020...

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