On December 3, trade ministers from members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will begin three days of meetings in Bali, Indonesia. Trade Facilitation, estimated to add $1 trillion to global income, features prominently in the negotiation agenda. However, official estimates depend on too many unjustifiable assumptions. Inaccuracy accumulates in several stages of the estimation process: in estimating the gains from trade facilitation for a sample of countries, in scaling up the gains to the global level and in estimating employment gains. This brief describes the estimation procedure and shows that the resulting figures are too uncertain to underpin any policy decisions. ·
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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - An international financing institution that invests the world’s money to save lives. To date, it has committed US$ 22.6 billion in 150 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment and care programs against the three diseases ·
Global Labour Journal, is an open access, fully peer reviewed online journal launched in January 2010. It serves as a forum to capture the plentiful and diverse scholarly work emerging on labour activities worldwide and highlight the ways that labour activities are increasingly shaped by global forces. We accept submissions from a wide variety of disciplines. ·
The Global Labour University (GLU) network is offering the Masters Programmes 'Labour Policies and Globalisation' (Germany), 'Labour and Development, Economic Policy, Globalisation and Labour' (South Africa), 'Social Economy and Labour' (Brazil) and 'Globalisation and Labour' (India) on sustainable development, social justice, international labour standards and trade unions, economic policies and global institutions. ·
Workers getting a smaller slice of the pie | ILO GENEVA (ILO News) – Workers’ share of national income has been shrinking in most countries, causing public dissatisfaction and increasing the risk of social unrest, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said in a report. “It has affected perceptions of what is fair, particularly given the huge payments some company executives have been getting,” said Patrick Belser, a co-author of the Global Wage Report 2012/13. Simply put, more of the national pie has been going to profits, and less to workers.