In their joint statement, PSI and UCLG demand a voice at the national and international policy tables shaping a post-Covid world and call to “invest on a priority basis in ever stronger quality public services with universal access to ensure a swift recovery and avoid a post Covid-19 social and environmental catastrophe”
The Covid-19 virus has made landfall in the developing country regions of the world, as feared. This has been with severe consequences, including for refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
In this second webinar of the series organised by global unions advocating for a gender equal new normal, and focusing on gender-based violence, Irene Khumalo, PSI's World Women's Committee (WOC) Chair, talks about the reality of being a woman frontline worker in times of crisis - women make up 70% of the global health workforce
Antonio Capodieci, an Italian emergency room nurse who works at the hospital Maggiore di Bologna, has just released a video in which he shows the raw reality of his nurse colleagues who have been fighting the coronavirus in the hospital aisles for the last few months
“No country can fight the pandemic or manage migration alone. But together, we can contain the spread of the virus, buffer its impact on the most vulnerable and recover better for the benefit of all”, said UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in a video message on the 3rd of June accompanying the launch of the latest UN policy briefing on the pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis is forcing us to recognise the failures of existing social and economic systems. If we continue with neoliberalism as usual, it will lead to increased inequalities and more extreme poverty. Instead, we can use the rupture to mould new, just, healthy and redistributive systems.
Under the cover of Covid-19, whilst mass actions and gatherings are impossible, the government of India is trying to push through laws to privatise electricity