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2014 GMG Publication on Migration and Youth: Challenges and Opportunities

2014 GMG Publication on Migration and Youth: Challenges and Opportunities

This Thematic Report by the Global Migration Group (GMG) offers a comprehensive overview of the many facets of youth migration, from contexts of rural marginalization and environmental degradation where many young migrants begin their journey to the challenges they face in countries of destination, such as realising their rights, accessing decent work and social protection. It discusses a range of specific issues, ranging from employment to gender to health, education and participation. The report is intended as an action-oriented contribution to the migration policy debate. In addition to elaborating on perspectives of 12 UN bodies with GMG membership, it also includes chapters prepared by the OECD, scholars, and non-governmental organisations devoted to youth and migration issues. Going beyond a rich and thorough background introduction, chapters include examples of good practices, succinct messages and concrete, forward-thinking policy options for realising the opportunities offered by youth migration.

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Inter-regional Expert’s Meeting on Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour Flows between Asia and the Arab States

A two day Inter-regional Experts Meeting on Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour Flows between Asia and the Arab States was held on 3-4 December 2014, in Kathmandu Nepal. The meeting was an opportunity for scholars, officials, employers and trade unionists to examine – in an informal setting – the potential for reform and discuss ways forward on a Fair Migration Agenda. Read more about the outcomes of the event and the next steps in the attached document.

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A ‘Freer’ Flow of Skilled Labour within ASEAN: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges in 2015 and Beyond

A ‘Freer’ Flow of Skilled Labour within ASEAN: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges in 2015 and Beyond

This issue in brief, the eleventh in a series by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the International Organization for Migration's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, explores ASEAN Member States’ goals versus the challenges they face. It also examines the opportunities the region could stand to lose now and in the future if these challenges remain unmet. While the agreement sounds promising on paper, realities on the ground—including the fact that around 87 percent of intra-ASEAN migrants are low-skilled workers, the prevalence of irregular migration in this region, and the flow imbalances among states—could complicate realization of the AEC's already limited aspirations.

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Verite eLearning - Forced Labour

Verite eLearning - Forced Labour

This eLearning course on forced labor in the global economy is the first of several tools Verite will provide to fight modern slavery. The course is designed for business and other stakeholders to help them better understand what forced labor is, how to identify it, and what to do to stop it.

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OECD - International Migration Outlook 2014

OECD - International Migration Outlook 2014

This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also contains two special chapters on "The labour market integration of immigrants and their children: developing, activating and using skills" and "Managing labour migration: Smart policies to support economic growth". It also includes Country notes and a Statistical Annex. This special edition is launched at the occasion of the High-level Policy Forum on Migration (Paris, 1-2 December 2014).

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The Kuwait Declaration

The Third Ministerial Consultation of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue, The Kuwait Declaration, Kuwait, 27 November 2014

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SAARC Kathmandu Declaration

SAARC Kathmandu Declaration

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) HEADS OF STATE OR GOVERNMENT, EIGHTEENTH MEETING, Kathmandu, 26-27 November 2014.

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Labour Migration for Employment: A Status Report for Nepal: 2013/2014

Labour Migration for Employment: A Status Report for Nepal: 2013/2014

Report from Government of Nepal, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Department of Foreign Employment outlining background; laws, policies and structural mechanisms; overview of the status of labour migration in Nepal; and achievements, gaps, challenges and the way forward.

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Migration in South-East Asia Policy Brief - Migration and Children

Policy brief outlining international standards, regional trends and good practices on migration and children

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Migration in South-East Asia Policy Brief - Migration and Domestic Work

Policy brief outlining international standards, regional trends and good practices on migration and domestic work

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Migration in South-East Asia Policy Brief - Migration and Work in Fishing

Policy brief outlining international standards, regional trends and good practices on migration and work in fishing.

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Migration in South-East Asia Policy Brief - Migration and HIV and AIDS

Policy brief outlining international standards, regional trends and good practices, on migration and HIV and AIDS.

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Migration in South-East Asia Policy Brief - Migration and Irregular Status and Deportation

Policy brief outlining international standards, regional trends and good practices, on migration and irregular status and deportation.

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7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour - Recommendations

7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour - Recommendations

The 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour which carried the theme “Towards the ASEAN Community by 2015 with enhanced measures to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers” was held 20-21 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Representatives of the governments, employers’ organisations, workers’ organisations, and civil society organisations from ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat, International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women, ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE), ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), ASEAN Services Employees Trade Union Council (ASETUC), and the Task Force for ASEAN Migrant Workers (TFAMW) participated in the Forum. Guided by the relevant international labour standards, the participants agreed to recommend 20 concrete measures to promote and protect the rights and address the specific vulnerabilities of men and women migrant workers in the region particularly in relation to fulfillment of the commitments of ASEAN Member States in Article 8 and 13 of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.

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Migration in South-East Asia Policy Brief - Migration and Trade Unions

Policy brief outlining international standards, regional trends and good practices, on migration and trade unions.

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Migration in South-East Asia Policy Brief - Migration and Pregnancy and Reproductive Health and Rights

Policy brief outlining international standards, regional trends and good practices, on migration and pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Voices of Labour Migration: Interview Series

Voices of Labour Migration: Interview Series

During the 2014 International Labour Conference (ILC), the Labour Migration Branch of the ILO (MIGRANT) interviewed 17 ILC tripartite delegates for the new “Voices of Labour Migration” interview series. This initiative gives ILO constituents an opportunity to voice their views on fair migration and to share ideas on how their respective organizations, the ILO and the international community can advance the objectives of the ILO’s new Fair Migration Agenda. The complete set of interviews will be launched on the Labour Migration portal page soon. Ministers of Labour, the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants (SRHRM), François Crépeau, the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Sharan Burrow, and the Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), Brent Wilton, were among those sharing their views, alongside other tripartite constituents, civil society representatives and academics.

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Practitioner’s Manual for Migrant Workers: Pursuing Civil Claims in Singapore and from Abroad

Practitioner’s Manual for Migrant Workers: Pursuing Civil Claims in Singapore and from Abroad

Justice without Borders - Migrant workers who are victims of exploitation and human trafficking in Singapore struggle to bring claims against their abusers. Many cannot stay in the country to seek legal action, and going home almost always means going without compensation. Unscrupulous employers and brokers thus get away with theft or worse, and victims often go home poorer than when they arrived. JWB’s Practitioner’s Manual for Migrant Workers seeks to help those who go home to bring claims against their abusers in Singapore. Gathering the experiences and knowhow of local and international lawyers and advocates in the field, the manual guides legal and non-legal service providers through the process of seeking just compensation in Singapore courts on behalf of exploited migrant workers, including: What legal remedies are available for the most common forms of exploitation? From non-payment of wages to battery and sexual assault, the Practitioner’s Manual describes in detail what can be claimed in Singapore’s courts. How to bring these claims when a victim returns home? Many procedural and logistic hurdles stand between a victim and just compensation. The Practitioner’s Manual maps out these roadblocks and explains what is needed to overcome them. How to find a partner in the client’s home country—or in Singapore? For lawyers and NGO advocates in Singapore, finding a reliable partner in the victim’s home community is vital to keeping in contact and continuing the case in the victim’s absence. The Practitioner’s Manual describes the key organizations and individuals that advocates can reach out to, whether in Indonesia, the Philippines, or elsewhere. For advocates in the victim’s home country, finding a partner in Singapore is vital for helping returnees pursue their claims from abroad.

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ILO MIGRANT: Labour Migration Newsletter

ILO MIGRANT: Labour Migration Newsletter

Issue 1 Newsletter from ILO's Labour Migration Branch

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Setting an ILO Agenda for Fair Migration

Setting an ILO Agenda for Fair Migration

Migration across the globe is growing, in numbers, patterns and complexity. Change in the 21st century happens fast, and issues related to migration and work are keeping page. While striving to remain true to the values of social justice which underpin it's raison d'être, the International Labour Organization's response must also be in keeping with teh changes around the world. View the ILO's brochure, poster and inforgraphic on setting an ILO Agenda for Fair Migration.

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