On-Line Conferences

Over the coming months (and subject to funding), on five on-line conferences are planned with follow-up discussions both on this platform and the dedicated Facebook Page.

The proposed topics

Social policies,- Decent Work- Social Partnership and Inclusion

Energy and climate policies;

Food, nutrition, agriculture, and land-use including the CAP;

Cohesion policy,

European core cultural values of humanism, tolerance, and democracy. Promoting solidarity during and beyond COVID-19

Media Links

An overview of the major impacts of the COVID-19 in a global context and the most exposed groups and related issues that may want us to influence our politicians to think differently and updates.

News from the UN, Emergency Agencies and News Channels

News Room of the United Nations Development Programme

NEWS ROOM

UNDP supports countries in their efforts to successfully address diverse development challenges, framed around three broad settings which require different forms of support:

  1. Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions;
  2. Accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development; and
  3. Building resilience to crises and shocks

These three development challenges often coexist within the same country, requiring tailored solutions that can adequately address specific deficits and barriers. Underpinning all three development challenges is a set of core development needs, including the need to strengthen gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and to ensure the protection of human rights.

United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesThe

MEDIA CENTRE
We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.

We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home

The World Food Programme
International Rescue Committee

MEDIA CENTRE

International Rescue Committee experts around the world and in our hubs in London, Brussels, New York and Washington are on-call to provide information and interviews about our global humanitarian aid and refugee resettlement programs as well as priority issues and policies that impact the people we assist.

International Red Cross

News Centre

The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

Medecins sans Frontieres

NEWS

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff – bound together by our charter.  Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

Help the Aged
Food Banks USA
Food Banks UK
The European Federation of Food Banks
Channel Four News
France 24 News
Italian National News Agency
Reuters International

BLOGS

Clean Clothes Campaign
Live-Blog: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains

Website BLOG

Clean Clothes Campaign is a global network dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.

Since 1989, CCC has worked to ensure that the fundamental rights of workers are respected. We educate and mobilise consumers, lobby companies and governments, and offer direct solidarity support to workers as they fight for their rights and demand better working conditions.

Back history of key blog Issues can be found here

The King’s Fund

BLOG

The King’s Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.

CARE

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

OXFAM
BOND

Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development.

A very interesting Media Centre