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Global Civil Society in Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council: Emerging Dilemmas and Opportunities

9 April 2014 - Migration Policy Institute. This article looks at the way civil-society groups are working to highlight issues affecting migrant workers in GCC countries, and the initiatives introduced by the Qatari government to mitigate labor violations and improve the general welfare of migrant workers.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 16, 2014 02:02 PM |
New measures to protect seafarers

11 April 2014 - ILO. The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 16, 2014 09:09 AM |
International Metropolis Project Launches Training Programme for Migration and Integration Professionals

11 April 2014 - Commission on Filippinos Overseas. The Metropolis Project (Carleton University) has mobilized top Canadian and international expertise on migration and integration to offer a one of a kind training programme for Canadian and international senior policy makers, practitioners and the business sector.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 16, 2014 08:07 AM |
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Curbing the Influence of "Bad Actors" in International Migration

2014 - Migration Policy Institute. This statement results from the eighth plenary meeting of the Transatlantic Council on Migration held in Washington DC under the theme 'Curbing the influence of 'bad actors' in International Migration'.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 16, 2014 02:18 PM |
Course Information: International Executive Media and TV Workshop

In June 2014 the Center for Development Communication will run an intensive three day course targeted at communication practitioners, technical project staff and media focal points working for UN agencies; civil society organizations; and public institutions.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM |
International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO) - Selected Courses for 2014

April 2014 - ITC/ILO. Take a look at upcoming courses on offer for 2014 at ILO/ITC.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM |
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Tribute to Irene Fernandez

The ILO wish to pay our respect to the memory of Irene Fernandez, who passed away on 31 March 2014. Her organization, Tenaganita, has provided critical support to migrant workers and has advocated for the rights and dignity of migrant workers in Malaysia and the region. Irene’s conviction, leadership and passion will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

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