UNDP calls for temporary basic income to help world’s poorest women cope with effects of COVID-19 pandemic
Lautoka, situated in the Western part of Viti Levu, is the second largest city in Fiji. This is also the second stop for the budget consultation workshop organized by the Fiji Council of Social Services, which involved the participation of men and women working with communities on a daily basis. This budget consultation process is supported by UNDP and the EU. We used the International Women’s Day as an opportunity to travel to Lautoka as we reflected on the relevance of Public Finance Management for gender mainstreaming and women empowerment.
Under the World Health Organization (WHO)’s End Tuberculosis (TB) Strategy, countries around the world have set out ambitious targets to reduce the number of TB cases and deaths, as well as catastrophic expenses due to TB, by the year 2035, with interim milestones set for 2020 and 2025. Even before the onset of COVID-19, we were running out of time, and now because of the pandemic the targets are in jeopardy.
The correlation between climate change and human security is complex and multifaceted and intersects with political, social, environmental, economic, and demographic factors. The human security risks associated with climate-related disasters, however, are not a distant future scenario, but are already a reality for millions of people around the world, especially in those countries that are the most vulnerable to the consequences of climate change.
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