May 2012

30 May - 14 June 2012
The 101st International Labour Conference >> is held in Geneva.

29 May - 15 June 2012
The Committee on the Rights of the Child convened for its 60th session >>.

21-26 May 2012
The 65th session of the World Health Assembly >> took place in Geneva. Among the topics addressed were universal health coverage, the MDGs, International Health Regulation, and the WHO's reform process. Dr. Margaret Chan was appointed for a second term as WHO Director-General.

21 May 2012
'Be Outraged', an edited collection by an international group of economists and social scientists was published. It argues "that austerity is bad economics, bad arithmetic, and ignores the lessons of history." A discussion on the book is in Duncan Green's blog >>.

17-18 May 2012
A High-Level Thematic Debate on the 'State of the world economy and finance in 2012' took place in New York. Among the roundtables at the event was also one on
'Combating unemployment, creating jobs (specially for the women and youth) and addressing poverty' >>.

16 May 2012
The ILO and OECD issued a joint Statement for G20 Labour Ministerial Meeting >> in Guadalajara (Mexico). A related report 'Towards effective and fiscally sustainable Social Protection Floors' >> has also been published.

14 May 2012
An new book on 'Private Voluntary Health Insurance' >> was published by the World Bank.

12 May 2012
The ILO published 'Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A guide to designing labour laws' >>.

10 May 2012
The OECD lauched 'Tax Inspectors Without Borders' >>, "a new initiative to help developing countries bolster their domestic revenues by making their tax systems fairer and more effective". A related comment >> by Mick Moore supports the idea.

7-18 May 2012
The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues >> convened at the UN headquarters in New York under the special topic of "The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests (articles 28 and 37 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)".

7-11 May 2012
The 13th session of the Intergovernmental open-ended Working Group on the Right to Development >> took place in Geneva.

7-8 May 2012
The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics >> (ABCDE) took place at the World Bank in Washington, D.c. It's topic was 'Accountability and Transparency for Development'.

2 May 2012
UNRISD released an edited volume 'The Global Crisis and Transformative Social Change' >>.

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