Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The UN economic and social chief on Monday called on the international community to redouble efforts to rid "the world of this inhumane scourge that is homelessness." At the Commission for Social Development second plenary meeting, Under-Secretary-...
Monday, February 10, 2020
OPINION: The 2018 poverty statistics are out. There were dramatic strides never seen before in decades: national poverty incidence fell to 16.6 percent in 2018 from 23.3 percent in 2015. In effect, the number of poor people went down by 5.9 million to 17...
Philippines, Vietnam, Asia
Saturday, February 8, 2020
OPINION: More than 100 years ago, the International Labor Organization adopted the Maternity Protection Convention 1919 (No 3) suggesting 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, free healthcare during and after pregnancy, protection from dismissals and...
Friday, February 7, 2020
OPINION: The benefits of paternity leave are well-documented. When fathers equally share the duties of rearing newborns with mothers, family bonds are strengthened and all involved are healthier and happier. That, in turn, flows through to society and...
Global, Asia, Hong Kong S.A.R., China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Finland is switching up its parental leave laws, and this time, the government says they're putting children at the center. Finland's new family leave policy would give 164 "daily allowance days" to each parent, or about seven months, the country...
United States, Finland, Sweden, America, Europe
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Finland's new government has announced plans to give all parents the same parental leave, in a push to get fathers to spend more time with their children. Paid allowance will increase to a combined 14 months, which works out as 164 days per parent....
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Europe