Công nhân trong cơn bão “cắt giảm”

A LỘC – HÀ QUÂN – TIẾN THắNG 19/11/2022 06:52 GMT+7

TTCT – Tình trạng cắt giảm lao động năm nay khiến nhiều người nhận định còn tệ hơn cả năm ngoái, khi đại dịch Covid hoành hành. Không còn hình ảnh thường thấy dịp cuối năm – thời điểm công nhân tăng ca liên tục để doanh nghiệp kịp giao hàng cho đối tác. Hàng loạt doanh nghiệp cắt giảm lao động, giảm

Công nhân trong cơn bão cắt giảm - Ảnh 1.

Nhiều nhà máy da giày đang cho công nhân làm việc cầm chừng do đơn hàng khan hiếm. Ảnh: TIẾN THẮNG

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Qatar: Điển hình tiên tiến của vùng Vịnh

SÁNG ÁNH 22/11/2022 10:03 GMT+7

TTCTBất chấp những chỉ trích đủ kiểu từ phương Tây, thường là đậm màu chính trị, Qatar thực ra là một trong những quốc gia tiến bộ nhất ở vùng Vịnh.

Ngày chủ nhật 24-10-1971, đại sứ Trung Hoa Dân quốc (Đài Loan) tại Kuwait cuống quýt chạy lên chạy xuống Manhattan ở New York, nơi Liên Hiệp Quốc đặt trụ sở, để tìm gặp lại ba người bạn mới quen. Đó là ba vị đại diện các tân quốc gia Qatar, Bahrain và Oman, vừa độc lập và gia nhập Liên Hiệp Quốc tháng trước.

Qatar: Điển hình tiên tiến của vùng Vịnh - Ảnh 1.

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Là chuyên gia vùng Vịnh, vị đại sứ Đài Loan được cử sang New York để níu áo ba đồng nghiệp mới bổ nhiệm, tranh thủ họ trong cuộc bỏ phiếu tại đại hội đồng ngày thứ hai 25-10 về quyết định công nhận Cộng hòa Nhân dân Trung Hoa (Trung Quốc). 

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World Cup 2022: Khi người đẹp lên sóng…

NGUYỄN VĂN HINH 20/11/2022 08:54 GMT+7

TTCT Lần đầu tiên trong lịch sử World Cup nam, có ba trọng tài nữ tham gia điều hành. Điều này càng ý nghĩa khi World Cup 2022 diễn ra ở một quốc gia Hồi giáo: Qatar. Nhưng ở Việt Nam, sự hưởng ứng World Cup có vẻ đang ngược chiều, nhìn từ một chương trình của đài truyền hình quốc gia.

Sau khi có bản quyền truyền hình, đài truyền hình quốc gia rầm rộ tổ chức tuyển chọn 32 “hot girl” tham gia chương trình “Nóng cùng World Cup” với những lời rao, tít tựa xoáy vào sức nóng hình thể phụ nữ…

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THE LAW AFFECTING CIVIL SOCIETY IN ASIA: Developments and Challenges for Nonprofit and Civil Society Organizations

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

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The Paradox of Asia and the Scope of this Report
Asia presents a paradox. Many of the more than forty countries in this vast region aren home to vibrant civil society sectors, engaged in everything from social services to advocacy to mutual benefit activities and other pursuits that fall within the definitions of non-profit or charitable activity. Yet in many countries of Asia, government regulatory controls on civil society are restrictive or highly restrictive. Indeed, based on reports from countries as diverse as India, China, Thailand and Vietnam, among many others, the legal operating environment is becoming more restrictive, particularly for advocacy and other groups engaged in independent civil society activity.

This report is an overview of the regulatory environment affecting civil society and civil society organizations (CSOs)2 across Asia, focusing on a number of countries and key themes. These themes include: general constitutional and legal frameworks; types of organizational forms of CSOs; establishment requirements; registration and incorporation requirements; termination and dissolution procedures; state supervisory requirements; legal treatment of foreign organizations; and rules related to funding sources, including cross-border philanthropy and economic activities. While this report may make reference to any country in Asia, it focuses predominantly on Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (Central Asia); Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (South Asia); Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
(Southeast Asia); China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea (East Asia); and Fiji (Pacific).

This report is intended to identify key trends in the regulation of civil society and CSOs across Asia. As readers will note, it is not a detailed study of each country, and not all issues are covered for each country. For more detail, we invite readers to consult other

A Brief History of Nonprofit Organizations (And What We Can Learn)


Though the idea of helping and giving back to others has existed since Biblical times, nonprofit organizations in the United States have a much shorter history. Every couple of decades, a new era ushers in a new set of ideas, principles and practices that affect how the nonprofit sector functions. Let’s take a look at what we can learn from the history of nonprofit organizations.

Without being too retrospective, we can learn a thing or two from the past when it comes to fundraising for nonprofits. When problems emerge, you have to think of new and creative ways to deal with them. But why spend hours trying to blaze your own trail when others have done it before you? Below, you’ll find some key turning points in the history of the nonprofit sector and what we can learn from them.


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Analysis: Can Indonesia ditch coal and improve lives with new green deal?


By Michael Taylor

  • Summary
  • Indonesia secures $20 billion worth of pledges
  • Improving lives just as important as closing coal power plants
  • Training workforce for green energy is key to ‘just transition’

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After clinching one of the largest-ever climate finance deals to shutter its coal-fired power plants early, Indonesia needs to work out how to make sure communities that will be impacted by the shift to renewable energy do not lose out, analysts said.

A coalition of rich nations pledged $20 billion of public and private finance to help Indonesia retire its coal power plants sooner than planned, the United States, Japan and other partners said this week

The Indonesia Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), which involves providing grants and concessional loans over a three- to five-year period linked to cuts in emissions from the power sector, is based on a similar deal made with South Africa last year.

Tommy Pratama, executive director of Indonesian policy think-tank Traction Energy Asia, said a “just transition” that benefits local communities is vital for the green deal’s success.

“The key decisions about how the funding is spent must be open and transparent with the full involvement of acknowledged experts, affected local communities and civil society groups,” said Pratama in an interview.

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Council on Foreign Relations – Daily news brief, Nov. 21, 2022

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COP27 Ends With Landmark Deal on Loss and Damage

The final deal of this year’s UN climate conference, COP27, included two historic firsts (Bloomberg): an agreement to establish a fund to help poor countries cope with climate damages, and a call for multilateral lenders such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to implement reforms ensuring that more of their funding addresses the climate crisis. The details of the loss and damage fund were left for future talks. Meanwhile, the communiqué left out proposed text on phasing down use of all fossil fuels, mentioning only coal. Negotiators were given an unusually short period of time to review the draft text on several major aspects of the communiqué, the Financial Times reported. After some delegates criticized the lack of transparency in negotiations, UN climate chief Simon Steill said he would review the summit process before next year’s conference to make it “as effective as possible.” 
“The loss and damage deal agreed is a positive step, but it risks becoming a ‘fund for the end of the world’ if countries don’t move faster to slash emissions,” the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Manuel Pulgar Vidal tells the New York Times. “[The loss and damage agreement] tees up a big fight for next year’s Cop28 over who pays into and who benefits from the fund. Rich countries are pushing for China to chip in and finance to be targeted at ‘vulnerable’ countries,” Climate Home News’ Megan Darby, Joe Lo, and Chloé Farand write. This Backgrounder looks at the successes and failures of global climate agreements.
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