The Hungarian government has put in place supportive, stable, targeted and flexible social and family policies to protect women's rights, said a Hungarian UN envoy here on Friday. Speaking at the on-going 63 Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-63), Katalin Bogyay, Hungary's permanent representative to the United Nations, said her country has doubled its budget for family policy in the past 8 years.
The event was livestreamed through socialprotection.org and it is possible to watch the recorded sessions here.
In her first speech in her new role as the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt said that millions of pounds are lost every year because persons with disabilities in developing countries do not have the support that they need to access employment.
In December 2019 the European Commission announced that it would put forward a proposal for an EU minimum wage. Six months later, the need for a European initiative on minimum wages is more evident than ever as the COVID-19 crisis makes us re-evaluate the value of work and highlights that essential workers are often left underappreciated, underpaid and with precarious contracts.
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of individuals and societies, including on the economy and labour markets, is unprecedented. The impact of the global health emergency has placed a growing number of businesses under threat, putting the jobs of more and more workers at risk and impacting the livelihoods of many citizens. Policymakers moved swiftly in an effort to mitigate the social and economic effects on businesses, workers and citizens. Eurofound’s COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch database provides information on initiatives introduced to cushion these effects.