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Supreme Court final ruling favours Bt1.7 million in rights compensation to Myanmar workers

The Nation, Thailand, 14 September 2017 - The Supreme Court of Thailand on Thursday affirmed a previous ruling in a landmark test case that 14 migrant workers from Myanmar be awarded Bt1.7 million to compensate for rights violations perpetrated against them by Thammakaset chicken farm in Lopburi province.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 19, 2017 11:28 PM |
UAE, Philippines sign memorandum on recruiting domestic workers

Gulf News, UAE, 12 September 2017 - The UAE and Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 19, 2017 11:24 PM |
Sri Lanka Calls Asian Consular Representatives In GCC Countries To Share Best Practices

Asian Tribune, Geneva, 11 September 2017 - The Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has called on Colombo Process (CP) member states to bring together consular representatives from Asian migrant sending countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, to share experiences and best practices in meeting the day-to-day consular support needs of migrants.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 19, 2017 11:17 PM |
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Labour Migration From China to Europe: Scope and Potential

The research presented in this report was conducted under the “EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project”, funded by the EU and jointly carried out by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 06, 2017 12:00 AM |
Decent work for domestic workers: eight good practices from Asia

The eight good practices demonstrate successful initiatives to combat child labour in India and Nepal; to establish strong and sustainable domestic workers organizations in the form of trade unions, cooperatives or associations in Indonesia, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea; on skills development and organizing in Hong Kong, China, and on the global online IDWF communication network.

Posted by Ying Yang at Aug 21, 2017 12:00 AM |
Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices for Inclusion

In today’s increasingly globalized and mobile societies, internal and international migrants, refugees and asylum seekers represent a significant share of the population of cities and countries. This publication presents experiences from researchers and practitioners from a variety of geographical contexts on how they have been included and have participated in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities. It aims to highlight the importance and benefits of, as well as options for, integrating migrants into decision-making, policy-setting and implementation of disaster risk reduction initiatives. This publication builds upon the knowledge and experiences gathered through the Migrants In Countries In Crisis (MICIC) Initiative, a global state-led process for which IOM has been serving as Secretariat, and the Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA programme on “Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risks prevention and management”.

Posted by Ying Yang at Aug 15, 2017 04:52 PM |
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