In addition to driving up the number of unemployed people to 14.2 million, the severe recession of the last two years led Brazil to join the global trend of flexibilisation of labour laws in order to further reduce labour costs.
UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed.
The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today.
Record high temperatures are gripping much of the globe and more hot weather are to come. This implies more drought, more food insecurity, more famine and more massive human displacements.