Asia One - 7 November 2015 - Myanmar imposed a five-month ban in September last year, barring its women from working as maids in Singapore, citing ill-treatment. In May this year, it re-imposed the ban.
The Nation - 10 November 2015 - A two-day Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo Process (CP) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 4-5 November 2015 has resulted in far reaching concrete decisions and recommendations aimed at advancing collective efforts for safe and skilled labour migration management by sending countries in Asia.
Jakarta Post - The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) has established a people's business credit (KUR) for Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) through five appointed banks. The agency has suspended previous services provided by savings and loan cooperatives, rural banks (BPR) and commercial banks.
The report focuses on how migration is shaping cities and how the situation of migrants in cities – how they live, work and shape their habitat – helps to reveal the close connection between human mobility and urban development.The report reveals that nearly one in five of all migrants live in the world’s 20 largest cities and in many of these cities migrants represent over a third or more of the population. According to the report, over 54 per cent of people across the globe were living in urban areas in 2014. The current urban population of 3.9 billion is expected to grow to some 6.4 billion by 2050. Migration is driving much of the increase in urbanization, making cities much more diverse places in which to live.
Blog post by Akka Rimon and Sophia Kagan on the Development Policy Centre Blog, DevPolicyBlog
The 8th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour which carried the theme “Empowering the ASEAN Community through Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers” was held on 26-27 October 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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