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Bandula Kothalawala's Articles

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and respect for workers’ rights

22 Oct 2015, by in International

Yet another multilateral international financial institution saw the light of day in June this year in Beijing without much fanfare and, more importantly, after a relatively short gestation period. 50 of the 57 prospective founding members of the newly formed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) pledged to “promote investment in the region of public and…

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Overseas development funding pledge: Law at last!

09 Mar 2015, by in International

We’ve just heard the good news that the private member’s bill on the UK contribution to Official Development Assistance (ODA) has successfully navigated both Houses of Parliament and is awaiting Royal Assent to become law. The TUC takes this opportunity to thank all affiliates, their members, MPs, UK development organisations and all other interested parties…

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Social Protection Floors are vital to reduce vulnerabilities in less developed countries

03 Aug 2014, by in International

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released this year’s Human Development Report in Tokyo on 24 July. As usual, it contains a wealth of information based on meticulous research on the state of affairs on our planet from a human development perspective. It is certainly reassuring that “levels in human development continue to rise.” Yet,…

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