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CPWR COVID-19 Construction Clearinghouse

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:40

The scientific community's understanding of how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads is evolving. This COVID-19 Clearinghouse was established as a central resource for construction employers and workers to find the latest research, guidance documents, training and other resources to help prevent the spread of the disease as construction work continues in some markets and starts up in others.

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WHO | Strengthening the Health Systems Response to COVID-19 - Technical guidance #6, 21 May 2020

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:46

This technical guidance identifies 10 policy objectives for decision-makers, policy-makers and national or regional health authorities as they strive to prevent and manage the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care settings.

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Covid-19 and social protection of poor and vulnerable groups in Latin America: a conceptual framework

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:04

latinamerica.undp.org (May 2020) The growing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has dire implications for Latin American societies. As is often the case, the most vulnerable segments of society, especially those living in extreme poverty, are being hit the hardest. This article identifies strategies and specific responses designed to achieve three goals: (1) reduce epidemiological risks to save lives; (2) protect livelihoods; and (3) ensure human capital accumulation. Epidemiological externalities as well as humanitarian concerns demand universal social inclusion.

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The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean proposes Universal Basic Income

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:48

pensionpolicyinternational.com (22.05.2020) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, a regional organism of the United Nations Secretariat has declared itself in favour of a new regime of welfare and social protection that includes the gradual, progressive and sustained establishment of universal basic income in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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UN leads call to protect most vulnerable from mental health crisis during and after COVID-19 | | UN News

Submitted by btreichel on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:45

UN Secretary-General Policy Brief: COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health

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The problem:

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Non au retour du tâcheronnage ! | Alternatives Economiques

Submitted by gfilhon on Thu, 07/04/2019 - 10:56

Le constat est alarmant dans le monde du travail. La pénurie de travail et la stigmatisation à l’embauche offrent un boulevard aux plates-formes américaines pour recruter. Ce modèle, si on peut le qualifier ainsi, fragilise ces nouveaux embauchés et produit encore plus de précarité avec l’absence de protection sociale.  Dénoncer ces méthodes est bien là l’essentiel, car il s’agit en effet d’une vraie cause, d’un combat pour la préservation de notre modèle social unique au monde.

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Employment of young workers
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Exponential Disruption in the Digital Economy

Submitted by ruggia on Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:01

This paper addresses five disruptive technologies that are driving massive economic transformation and that will be critical areas for public policy formulation and implementation in the region in the years ahead: cloud computing, blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.

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Americas
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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Large-scale automation
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Aging and demographic changes in Americas (long-term care) - PAHO/OPS

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:36

Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population aged 60 years and older will double, from about 11% to 22%. The absolute number of people 60 years and older is projected to increase from 900 million in 2015 to 1.4 billion by 2030, to 2.1 billion by 2050, and to 3.2 billion in 2100 (1). Between 2025 and 2030, life expectancy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will increase to a projected 80.7 years for women and 74.9 years for men; in Canada and the United States of America, those numbers are projected to be even higher: 83.3 years for women and 79.3 years for men (2).

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Americas
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Health
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Le champignon microscopique “Candida auris”, une menace grandissante pour la santé publique

Submitted by gfilhon on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:38

Une mystérieuse infection due à un champignon résistant aux traitements se développe dans le monde, et ce dans un climat de secret

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