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  • Friday news roundup June 21, 2019

    Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic stalled an agreement to end EU emissions by 2050 and Japanese women outperformed their male peers in their medical school entrance exams. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic stalled an agreement to end EU emissions by 2050 and Japanese women outperformed their male peers in their medical school entrance exams. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • June 20, 2019

    Number of displaced people worldwide at an all-time high

    Last year, the number of people fleeing war, persecution, and conflict exceeded 70 million globally. In its almost 70 years of operations, this is the UN refugee agency’s highest recorded number.
    Last year, the number of people fleeing war, persecution, and conflict exceeded 70 million globally. In its almost 70 years of operations, this is the UN refugee agency’s highest recorded number.
  • June 18, 2019
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    Global population to rise by 2 billion over next 30 years, says new UN population report

    There will be 9.7 billion people living on Earth by 2050, according to the latest UN World Population Prospects 2019
    There will be 9.7 billion people living on Earth by 2050, according to the latest UN World Population Prospects 2019
  • June 17, 2019

    Migrants are being exploited by food app couriers in France

    With the rise of Uber and Deliveroo, food delivery has become a multibillion-euro business. While the battle to capture markets and consumers is under way, this competition has squeezed pay for couriers—some of whom are being taken advantage of.
    With the rise of Uber and Deliveroo, food delivery has become a multibillion-euro business. While the battle to capture markets and consumers is under way, this competition has squeezed pay for couriers—some of whom are being taken advantage of.
  • Friday news roundup June 14, 2019

    Harmful gender stereotypes in ads are being banned and school principals in Australia seek help on wellbeing. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Harmful gender stereotypes in ads are being banned and school principals in Australia seek help on wellbeing. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • June 13, 2019

    Tokyo’s female workers demand social change

    Japan remains deeply conservative when it comes to gender roles—the country has a 27.5% gender pay gap and ranks 110th in the world for gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum.
    Japan remains deeply conservative when it comes to gender roles—the country has a 27.5% gender pay gap and ranks 110th in the world for gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum.
  • June 11, 2019

    Automation risks leaving women behind, according to new report

    An estimated 40–160 million women will need to transition occupations or learn new skills to stay in the workforce by 2030, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute report.
    An estimated 40–160 million women will need to transition occupations or learn new skills to stay in the workforce by 2030, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute report.
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