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15 July 2002

CSR-World launches online labour law database for South Asia [web site]

Author: Child Labour News Service

CSRWorld recently launched an online database called "Country Profiles". This section contains labour law database of South Asian countries like India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Country Profiles section is mainly designed for social...

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10 April 2002

Global giant [dairy company Fronterra] signs for workers' rights

Author: Mathew Dearnaley, New Zealand Herald

Fonterra has turned over a new leaf as the world's fourth largest dairy company by signing a commitment to international labour standards for its 20,000 employees. Unionists view the move as a quantum leap from the overseas behaviour of the old Dairy...

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20 February 2002

Human rights now a factor in CalPERS investments

Author: Bill Wallace, San Francisco Chronicle

Fund won't support repressive regimes - In a move that could influence public employee pension plans all over the United States, California's giant state pension plan adopted a new policy on investing in developing countries yesterday that is intended...

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15 January 2002

Labour Abuses in Sri Lanka's FTZs Condemned Internationally

Author: International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation

Anti-union practices by foreign companies operating in Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zones have come under attack from a global union representing workers in the garment sector.

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1 December 2001

Report on Codes of Conduct in the Garment and Textile Industry Seminar

Author: Chan Beng Seng [DAGA - Documentation and Action Group Asia] and Kelly Dent [TIE-Asia]

26th-30th November 2001, Bangkok, Thailand [refers to Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Korea, Bangladesh]

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30 November 2001

ASIA-PACIFIC: Sweden, UNEP Sign $1.3M Accord To Cut Greenhouse Gases

Author: UN Wire

Sweden today signed a $1.3 million agreement with the U.N. Environment Program on a project to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions in the Asia-Pacific region...The three-year agreement...is intended to develop governmental and industrial...

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29 November 2001

Report on Codes of Conduct in the Garment and Textile Industry Seminar

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29 November 2001

Report on Codes of Conduct in the Garment and Textile Industry Seminar: Final statement

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22 October 2001

OZONE LAYER: Conference Sets Global Agenda For Protection Measures

Author: UN Wire

Officials from more than 100 countries took steps last week during a high-level conference in Sri Lanka to guide international efforts for phasing out chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting substances under the 1987 Montreal Protocol on...

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2 October 2001

SOUTH ASIA: UNEP Launches State Of Environment Reports

Author: UN Wire

Poverty remains the biggest hurdle to reaching sustainable development in South Asia, a U.N. Environment Program official said Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the launch of four national "State of the Environment" reports...The reports identify five...

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