Finance & Economics

More efforts needed from governments, regulators and business to unlock full potential of sustainable finance

Governments and regulators should urgently work together to improve the data used for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, according to a new OECD report.

Protect the world from sliding into global recession, urges UN chief

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The World Food Progamme is running preventive nutrition and treatment programmes in refugee...

Tax Inspectors Without Borders: supporting developing countries to increase tax revenues despite COVID-19 challenges
Customs Union: New Action Plan to further support EU customs in their vital role of protecting EU revenues, prosperity and security

The European Commission has on 28 Sept. 2020 launched a new Customs Union Action Plan setting out a series of measures to make EU customs smarter, more innovative and more efficient over the next four years. The announced measures will strengthen the...

UN and partners press for seafarers to be designated ‘key workers’ during COVID pandemic

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Seafarers are on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, playing an essential role in...

Israel: keep supporting households and firms, and accelerate structural reforms to spur recovery from COVID-19

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Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO

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Martha Maocha runs a detergent manufacturing company but has recently started making hand...

Guterres advocates for digital world that ‘strengthens human rights, advances peace’

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Syrian adolescent girls use a smartphone outside a technology lab in Damietta Governorate,...

EU emissions trading system: free allowances must be better targeted, say auditors

Free allowances still make up over 40 % of all available allowances under the EU’s ‘cap and trade’ emissions trading system (ETS), according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA).
These free allowances, distributed to industry...

Equal Pay International Coalition calls to prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery with support from Megan Rapinoe

To mark the first International Equal Pay Day, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) called all leaders to take necessary steps to ensure pay equity is at the heart of COVID-19 recovery efforts worldwide.  Led by the OECD, ILO and UN Women,...