Unpaid care and domestic work – a global challenge with local solutions

Read this very interesting blog by Clare Bishop, Senior Consultant for the OECD Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment, on OECD-Development Matters and learn more about the challenges of unpaid care and domestic work nowadays:

A Symphony Of Hope

By UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME “I play the bassoon in the orchestra,” says Alberto Samudio. “This has become my career, my professional path, my life’s work. Alberto plays with the Orchestra Mario de Obaldía, which is part of the National Network of Children’s and Youth Orchestras and Choirs of Panama. “Being part of the Orchestra has encouraged many young people in my community to exchange weapons for a musical instrument, to stay off the streets … to change their lives for good,” Alberto says. Alberto Samudio (left) listens to directions while his partner plays a piece. Like Alberto, more than 1000 children and adolescents from Panama are part of the Network, a project of the National Institute of Culture (INAC) with support from the United Na...

10 Things We All Should Know About Indigenous People

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. To mark the occasion, the President of the UN General Assembly has convened a high-level event to take stock of progress and discuss what more needs to be done. It’s a good time for all of us to consider why it’s important to protect indigenous peoples’ rights. Here are 10 things we all should know about indigenous people. 1. WHEREVER WE LIVE, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ARE OUR NEIGHBOURS. There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. Indigenous communities are present in all geographic regions and represent 5,000 different cultures. 2. INDIGENOUS PEOPLE SPEAK AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE WORLD’S 7,000 LANGUAGES. Indigenous languages ...

8 Reasons We Love The Ocean

Who doesn’t love the ocean? This beautiful and mysterious element spans the globe, connecting all countries and all people. Humans have many reasons to show the ocean some love by protecting its ecosystems and preserving its valuable resources. See for yourself: 1. IT PROVIDES US WITH FOOD. Global fish consumption has skyrocketed over the past decades. On average, a person eats four times as much fish today than in 1950. In fact, fish and seafood are the main source of protein for four out of ten people in the world. That’s why we have to make sure our ocean stays healthy, and fisheries are managed responsibly. Photo: UNDP India Photo: UNDP India 2. IT PROTECTS US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. The ocean plays an important role in regulating our planet’s weather and climate. It abs...

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