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Is what we hear about migration really true? questioning 8 stereotypes

Is what we hear about migration really true? questioning 8 stereotypes

Fargues Philippe, 2014. Immigration has polarised European politics for decades. There have been defenders and opponents of migration into Europe, and it has often been the matter of acrimonious debate. In recent years, however, the dispute between the two groups often seems to have largely vanished. If the opinion that migration is a threat rather than an asset prevails, there is a risk that European States will forego the benefits of immigration. In doing so, it will undermine Europe’s recovery from the crisis and, ultimately, its position of importance in the world. However, if the consensus shifts and European societies come to see migration as a dynamic and positive force, then migration and migrants can and will help these societies better prepare for future challenges. In order to ground the debate in current evidence, and to counteract populist stereotypes, the MPC’s experts re-think eight migration stereotypes in the light of MPC’s research and broader academic scholarship.

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Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar

Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar

July 2014 - Qatar Foundation. This 160 page study examines the rights of low-skilled migrant workers to Qatar, with the current recruitment and employment system. It makes a range of recommendations for improving migrant workers' conditions in Qatar.

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Background Paper: Online Discussion on Complaints Mechanisms for Migrant Workers

June 2014 - This is the background paper for our online discussion, running Monday 30 June 2014 - Friday 11 July 2014.

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Statement of Secretary, Philippines Department of Labor and Employment

Statement of Secretary ROSALINDA DIMAPILIS-BALDOZ Department of Labor and Employment Philippines, delivered at 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference, Fair Migration: Setting an ILO Agenda.

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Good Labour Practices for Migrant Workers in the Thai Seafood Processing Industry

Good Labour Practices for Migrant Workers in the Thai Seafood Processing Industry

2014 - Asian Research Centre for Migration/Chulalongkorn University. This research study highlights the good labor practices being applied in the Thai seafood industry, with a focus on the importance and benefit of increasing and implementing good labor practices. This study includes guidelines for factories and mechanisms for government action and attention to the prevention and eradication of the problem through inter-sectoral collaboration.

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Concluding Statement: Colombo Process Senior Officials Meeting 2014

May 2014 - The outcomes document from the Colombo Process Senior Officials Meeting held in Sri Lanka in early May.

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AP Migration Community Update, #16

AP Migration Community Update, #16

May 2014 - Check out latest updates from the AP Migration portal, news and featured resources from the world of migration.

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The Global Forum on Migration and Development: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific

The Global Forum on Migration and Development: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific

May 2014 - IOM/MPI. This issue brief explores the Asia-Pacific region's active engagement in the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) for the past seven years, and identifies the challenges and opportunities ahead in keeping this engagement alive. The brief argues that although GFMD was primarily designed as a venue for changing the discourse on migration, the success of its efforts to date and the pressing need for progress on the ground both indicate that it is time to assess how the Forum can facilitate concrete action.

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How Migration Can Advance Development Goals

How Migration Can Advance Development Goals

May 2014 - Migration Policy Institute. In advance of the May 14-16 meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), the Council statement identifies the areas of greatest consensus, and offers pragmatic policy recommendations on how countries can cooperate on migration and develpoment issues. The Council notes that GFMD and the ongoing effort to incorporate migration into the post-2015 United Nations development agenda are important next steps in making meaningful progress in harnessing the power of migration for improved development outcomes.

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Fair Migration: Setting an ILO agenda

May 2014 - ILO. This is the ILO Director General's report produced in preparation for ILO's annual International Labour Conference, to start on 28 May 2014. The report focuses on migration, aiming at a fair deal for migrant workers and outlining the ILO agenda's to reach this goal.

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Training Opportunities in Strategic Migration Management

Training Opportunities in Strategic Migration Management

2014 - International Centre for Parliamentary Studies.

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Health professional mobility in a changing Europe. New dynamics, mobile individuals and diverse responses

Health professional mobility in a changing Europe. New dynamics, mobile individuals and diverse responses

May 2014. This publication looks in detail at the motivations and experiences of mobile health professionals, and examines the characteristics, impact and potential of policies aimed at “managing” aspects of mobility. provides evidence for policy-makers, managers, observers and those responsible for the health professions. It highlights that health professional mobility will be a persistent dynamic of labour markets and health policy, and that our understanding of the phenomenon will have to adapt and adjust as quickly as mobility trends and patterns are changing.

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Migrant Domestic Workers in Focus, ILO Newsletter #2

April 2014 - ILO. Migrant Domestic Workers in Focus is a quarterly newsletter published by the Labour Migration Branch of the International Labour Organization

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Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment practices - Educational Resources

Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment practices - Educational Resources

April 2014 - The Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices - a US based coalition promoting good practices in the recruitment of workers, across borders, and health professionals in particular - has produced a range of new educational materials about ethical recruitment.

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"My sleep is my break": exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Qatar

"My sleep is my break": exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Qatar

April 2014 - Amnesty International. More than half of all women migrant workers in Qatar are employed in private homes. Qatar’s laws do not limit the number of hours a day or the number of days a week that domestic workers can be asked to work. At its worst extreme, the abuse of domestic workers can involve physical and sexual abuse. In some cases, their treatment can amount to forced labour and human trafficking. This Amnesty International report examines the way in which domestic workers are failed by serious flaws in Qatar’s laws and policies.

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Migration and Development Brief #22

Migration and Development Brief #22

April 2014 - World Bank. This publication takes a look at global migration and remittances, summarising recent revelopments and future outlook.

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Curbing the Influence of "Bad Actors" in International Migration

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'.

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The Smiling Migrant Man

The Smiling Migrant Man

April 2014 - Ourbetterworld.org.

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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.

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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.

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