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Skilling the workforce

Skilling the workforce

Labour migration and skills recognition and certification in Bangladesh

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The Cost

The Cost

Causes of and potential redress for high recruitment and migration costs in Bangladesh

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AP Migration Community Update #17, August 2014

AP Migration Community Update #17, August 2014

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

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ILO Resources on Domestic Work: Catalogue

ILO Resources on Domestic Work: Catalogue

27 August 2014 - ILO. This catalogue gives an overview of the most important ILO knowledge resources and policy tools. Next to a short abstract you will find information about the languages the publication is available in. The resources are grouped by categories.

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Biennium Report - Asia-Pacific Labour Migration Programme

Results and highlights from 2012-2013 of the ILO Asia-Pacific labour migration programme to protect women and men migrant workers and promote effective governance of labour migration

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Good practices on the role of trade unions in protecting and promoting the rights of migrant workers in Asia

August 2014 - ILO. This report documents selected good practices of trade union actions taken place in Cambodia, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

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Remittance services in the Republic of Korea

August 2014 - ILO. This study focuses on remittance channels and services in the Republic of Korea and their associated cost,accessibility, reliability, speed, and transparency.

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Professional Certificate in Anti-Corruption - London, 10-14 November 2014

2014 - International Centre for Parliamentary Studies. This ICPS programme challenges participants to further their knowledge of the role that corruption plays within development and trains them to manage the challenges of tackling fraud, financial crime and transnational crime.

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ASEAN Community: Managing Integration for better jobs and shared prosperity

ASEAN Community: Managing Integration for better jobs and shared prosperity

August 2014 - This publication provides an overview of recent economic and labour market trends in ASEAN, based on official national and international sources. It examines the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community on labour markets through model simulations and empirical and policy analyses, with the aim of offering evidence-based policy recommendations towards fostering better jobs and inclusive and balanced growth. The report highlights key priorities to address the challenges and opportunities of the AEC in terms of strengthening regional cooperation mechanisms, facilitating structural change and improving job quality, enhancing skills development, boosting productivity and wages, and managing labour migration.

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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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Gulf Labor: 52 weeks

Gulf Labor: 52 weeks

2014 - Gulf Labor’s “52 Weeks” is a one year campaign featuring a weekly piece of art, text, action or event relating to the exploitation of migrant laborers building the Guggenheim, Louvre, and Sheikh Zayed National Museums in Abu Dhabi.

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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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