U.S. labor exchange closes to ‘humanitarian’ exchange program

U.S. labor exchange closes to ‘humanitarian’ exchange program

September 14, 2021 Comments Off on U.S. labor exchange closes to ‘humanitarian’ exchange program By admin

SANTA CLARA, Calif.

— The United States has shut down its labor exchange program in the Middle East, leaving some 4 million Americans unemployed and tens of thousands of others with no recourse for unemployment benefits.

The U.N. Economic and Social Council on Monday unanimously condemned the U.K. decision to halt the exchange program after the U., Canada and Israel withdrew from it.

The council urged the U, U.A.E., and other countries to continue their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in the region, which has killed more than 10,000 Palestinians and nearly 600 Israelis since 1967.

The council said the UNAIDS and the International Labor Organization should continue to carry out work to address the root causes of the conflict and to protect the rights of workers.

It urged states to continue working toward an inclusive and equitable solution.

A U.B.C. study last year said U.M.A.-Israel has contributed to more than one million layoffs and about 40,000 job losses.