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Migrant workers treated like "slaves" in South Korea's agricultural industry

Channel News Asia - 29 May 2015 - South Korea relies on thousands of migrant workers from Southeast Asia to power its agricultural industry. But cases of assault and abuse by employers continue to occur and are rarely punished.

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 29, 2015 10:03 AM |
Filed under: Agriculture
ILO Launches First Ever Labour Migration Statistics Guide for the Pacific Region

ILO - 29 May 2015 - The guide explains key concepts relevant to international labour migration statistics and makes concrete recommendations on how Pacific Island countries can move towards a harmonized system for collection and analysis of timely, accurate and relevant migration statistics.

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 29, 2015 09:45 AM |
Asia migrant crisis: Malaysia exhumes mass graves

BBC News - 26 May 2015 - Malaysia has begun exhuming bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites close to the Thai border.

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 28, 2015 10:52 AM |
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International Labour Migration Statistics - A Guide for Policymakers and Statistics Organizations in the Pacific

This report has been produced as part of the Pacific Climate Change and Migration (PCCM) Project entitled, ‘Enhancing the Capacity of Pacific Island Countries to Manage the Impacts of Climate Change on Migration’. The PCCM Project is a three-year project (2013-2016) funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 29, 2015 12:00 AM |
ILO: ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP), Newsletter, Issue 5, May 2015

Funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), the Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project: ATP) is a five-year project that aims to promote and protect the rights of migrant workers.

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 13, 2015 12:00 AM |
Be informed! Your ticket to decent work and safe migration : a catalogue of selected services for health professionals, skilled and other migrants

This directory of services to health professionals and skilled workers contains basic information about the various phases of the migration journey: predeparture, on-site and return to the Philippines. It is intended for Filipino health professionals and other skilled workers who are considering taking up employment overseas. It seeks to empower health workers to make informed decisions. For anyone considering migration, accessing the right information at the right time is the best way to remain in control of the migration experience and a guarantee for a positive migration experience.

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 04, 2015 09:20 AM |
Filed under: Safe migration
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