UN agency's U-turn after unpaid internships row

UN agency's U-turn after unpaid internships row
 

The World Health Organization (WHO) is to offer paid internships for the first time to boost access for those applying from developing countries, the BBC has learnt.
About 1,200 interns are accepted by one of the UN's largest agencies each year to support its work improving public health and tackling global diseases.
Yet fewer than one in four of those chosen are from low-income countries.
For the past 50 years, the WHO has expected its interns to move to their headquarters in Geneva, or one of its six regional offices, and work unpaid without travel expenses for up to six months, costing... read more

 
24 September 2018 in World News, Views: 65
Source: BBC
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