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June 2014

GES-experts: Protect the victims of human trafficking

June 26, 2014

Stopping Human Trafficking

More than 51 million people have been displaced by violence around the world, according to the head of the United Nations refugee agency. Refugees and asylum seekers are especially vulnerable to human trafficking, which has become the fastest growing source of income for organized crime. For GES-experts, seeking to protect the victims is an important requirement for combating human trafficking. Governments, Churches and NGOs have to work together to make real change globally.

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How GES-experts want to tackle youth unemployment

June 25, 2014

Tackling Youth Unemployment

The high rate of youth unemployment remains one of the greatest problems in the European Union. According to Eurostat, 18.8% of young Europeans are unemployed. In many regions in Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal, the youth unemployment rates are at levels of 50% or even higher. GES-experts suggest to address unemployment among educated young people with compulsory on-the-job training and placement schemes and among uneducated young people with vocational training.

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GES-experts: Minimum wage will cause unemployment

June 17, 2014

Creating Employment

Despite the landmark decision of the governing Grand Coalition in Germany to introduce an overall statutory minimum wage of €8.50 from 2017 onwards, the coalition parties are still in conflict on that topic. GES-experts expect that one consequence of an overall statutory minimum wage will be higher unemployment rates of unskilled workers. To reduce unemployment and keep it low, it is important that policies do not get in the way of the on-going dynamic adjustment in the labor market in response to general developments in an economy.

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Why Brazilians protest against the World Cup

June 16, 2014

Protest in Rio

In the last years, Brazil was often seen as a role model. But at the beginning of the soccer World Cup, and in the months before, the streets have filled with angry demonstrators. What went wrong in Brazil? Read our Blog-Post and get involved!

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Please note: this blog article reflects the author's opinion only.


GES-experts: Initiate regional security regime to stabilize Iraq

June 13, 2014

Dealing with Terrorism

Despite massive counter-terrorist activities, city after city in northern Iraq falls to deadly Islamist extremist militias pressing onward to Baghdad. According to GES-experts, the Quartet responsible for the Middle East peace process, comprising the US, the EU, Russia and the United Nations, should prompt the states of the region to initiate a regional security regime, incorporating all the states of the Gulf and the Levant in order to stabilize the situation in Iraq.

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CARE Water and Sanitation in Zimbabwe

June 10, 2014

CARE Water and Sanitation in Zimbabwe

The strategic goal of CARE's Water and Sanitation program is to enhance poor communities through equitable access, efficient use and sustainable management of limited and dwindling water resources. CARE also places emphasis on women in all its water work because impoverished women are disproportionately excluded from decisions regarding water's allocation and management. CARE provides women with equal decision-making power by including them in discussions on water and sanitation on the local, municipal and state levels.

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Earth Island Institute’s International Monitoring Program
for Dolphin Safe Tuna (IMP)

June 03, 2014

Earth Island Institute’s International Monitoring Program for Dolphin Safe Tuna (IMP)

Earth Island's unique International Monitoring Program maintains twelve staff members in seven countries around the world, who regularly inspect tuna in canneries, at dockside, and aboard fishing vessels in order to insure consumers that the tuna they buy is truly “dolphin safe“. Earth Island’s monitoring program is one of the largest and most successful environmental monitoring programs in the world, encompassing more than 450 tuna companies, brokers, fishermen, and retail outlets in more than 65 countries.

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