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Unia is one of the largest unions in Switzerland with over 200 000 members to its credit. It is a gathering of 14 regions in Switzerland and these regions manage nearly 110 secretariats. The purpose of this organization is to strengthen the rights of employee-e-s and it is committed to a sustainable model of social security. It negotiates working conditions and wages of more than a million people and represents the interests of all workers. Additionally, Unia operates the largest Swiss unemployment fund.


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Diplomazia culturale e tecnologie digitali. L ambasciatrice statunitense in Svizzera Suzan LeVine all USI
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mercoledì 25 maggio ore 14:00 Auditorio (campus di Lugano)   si terrà un incontro pubblico al quale parteciperà l ambasciatrice statunitense in Svizzera Suzan LeVine, organizzato dalla Cattedra UNESCO diretta dal prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, della...

Créances comptables à court terme sur la Confédération suisse: Résultats de l'émission
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 

Geldmarkt-Buchforderungen der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft: Zeichnungsergebnisse
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 

Money market debt register claims of the Swiss Confederation: Results
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 

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25 May The principle of common concern and climate change

Effective policies combating global warming and incentivising reduction of greenhouse gases face fundamental collective action problems. States defending short term interests avoid international commitments and seek to benefit from measures combating global warming taken elsewhere. The paper explores the potential of Common Concern as an emerging principle of international law, in particular...

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(2014) - English

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University of Zürich - Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and IT

25 May A surplus of ambition: can Europe rely on large primary surpluses to solve its debt problem?

IMF forecasts and the EU's Fiscal Compact foresee Europe's heavily indebted countries running primary budget surpluses of as much as 5 percent of GDP for as long as 10 years in order to maintain debt sustainability and bring their debt/GDP ratios down to the Compact's 60 percent target. We show that primary surpluses this large and persistent are rare. In an extensive sample of high- and...

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(2014) - English

Institution
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

25 May This mine is mine!: how minerals fuel conflicts in Africa

This paper studies empirically the impact of mining on conflicts in Africa. Using novel data, we combine geo-referenced information over the 1997-2010 period on the location and characteristics of violent events and mining extraction of 27 minerals. Working with a grid covering all African countries at a spatial resolution of 0.5 0.5 degree, we find a sizeable impact of mining activity on the...

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(2014) - English

Institution
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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