Archive for category Population & Human Rights

Updated EURES Jobseeker Mobility Network

26 November 2012, Brussels
 
European Commission adopted the modernization and improving of the EURES, (the pan-European jobseeker mobility network).
 
EURES is a cooperation network between the European Commission and the public employment services of the European Economic Area (EEA) Member States (the EU Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and other partner organisations. Switzerland also takes part in EURES cooperation.
 
Kindly find more following the next links: Press release and Memo.
 
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EU in the World

 28 November 2012
 
Eurostat published a report comparing demographic, economic and social trends among the G-20 members.
 
”The EU in the world 2013 – a statistical portrait” is available on the Eurostat website following the next link.
 

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EU Presents ”Rethinking Education”

20 November 2012, Brussels/Strasbourg
 
Europe believe that it needs a radical rethink on how education and training systems: the youth unemployment rate is close to 23% BUT at the same time there are more than 2 million vacancies that cannot be filled.
 
Some of the ”Rethinking Education” issues presented in brief:
 
– A much stronger focus on developing transversal skills and basic skills, especially to entrepreneurial and IT skills.
– A new benchmark on foreign language learning.
– Investment in world-class vocational education and training systems and increase levels of work-based learning.
– Member States need to improve the recognition of qualifications and skills
– Technology, in particular the internet, must be fully exploited.
 
Please read more here.
 

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IT and Entrepreneurial Skills to be Developed in Schools

19 November 2012, Brussels
 
The EU’s Commission of the Eurydice Network advice in a report that schools need to include in their curriculum the teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills and the main goal of the education must be the developing of critical thinking and active participation in school and society.
 
Check here for more details.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 46 (12 – 18 November 2012)

* New ISO/IEC Standard for Credible Digital Evidence
 
15 November 2012
 
The new ISO/IEC International Standard will ensure, in court cases and legal disputes, the reliability and credibility of digital evidence.
 
The new standard, ISO/IEC 27037:2012, Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for identification, collection, acquisition, and preservation of digital evidence is available here.
 
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* ILO names Five Countries with Serious Violations of Freedom of Association

 15 November 2012, Geneva
 
Argentina, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Fiji and Peru were singled out by the Committee on Freedom of Association of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) after in the named countries appears cases concerning employers’ and trade unions’ rights to organize.
 
Please read more here.
 

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OECD’s Education at a Glance 2012

11 September 2012, Paris
 
The OECD’s published its annual report “Education at a Glance” which is the leading international compendium of comparable national statistics measuring the state of education worldwide.
 
The report analyses the education systems of the 34 OECD member countries, as well as those of Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
 
More here.

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Uruguay, the 1st to Ratify ILO Domestic Work Convention

14 June 2012, Geneva
 
Uruguay is the first country to ratify ILO’s standard-setting Convention on Domestic Workers adopted one year ago.
The ILC’s Convention aims to improve the working conditions of worldwide domestic workers.
 
More here.

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The European Union and the BRIC Countries Statistics

31 May 2012
 
The four BRIC Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and  Eurostat (the statistical office of the EU) releases the publication “The European Union and the BRIC Countries”.
 
The publication contains data on demography, economy, health, education, labour market, trade in goods, agriculture, energy and environment, transport and communication as well as science and technology.
 
For further information please refer to EU’s website.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 22 (21-27 May 2012)

* OECD Launches New Version of Your Better Life Index
 
22 May 2012
 
The OECD released the second year pioneering Your Better Life Index – an online, interactive index that allows people to measure and compare their lives.
 
The index permit to compare the well-being of your life based on 11 topics – housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance.
 
For more information on the Your Better Life Index:

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* U.S. and EU Cut Aids
 
U.S. cuts aid to Pakistan by $33 million as punitive move for the physician’s 33-year sentence for high treason.
 
More details here.
 
EU’s Parliament proposed new macro-financial assistance regulation which ensure that countries close to the EU (Balkans and the Eastern Neighbourhood), will be obliged to meet stricter conditions in order to receive aids from EU.
 
Please read more here.

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* New UN Website on Sustainable Development Projects

23 May 2012

The United Nations (UN) launched a new online database to strengthen partnerships between sustainable development projects in developing countries.

For further information kindly refer to UN’s webpage.

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* Exporter Dynamics Database from World Bank
 
The World Bank release the new Exporter Dynamics Database which offers exporter characteristics in 45 developed and developing countries.
 
More here.

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