ITUC backpedals on Qatar claims

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 in Allgemein

The head of an international trade union has retreated from suggestions that thousands of expats brought here to prepare Qatar to host the World Cup will die before 2022. In 2013, ITUC asserted that “more than 4,000 workers risk losing their life over the next seven years as construction for World Cup facilities gets under way […]

Qatar Development Fund joins forces with Bill Gates

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 in Allgemein

Qatar has joined forces with the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to tackle poverty in some of the world’s poorest muslim countries. The Qatar Development Fund pledged US$50 million to the Lives and Livelihoods Fund. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the IDB established the Lives and Livelihoods Fund to provide affordable […]