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Foreign maids in Asia, Middle East poorly paid: study

Alarabiya, Asia, 6 Oct 2016 - A survey of ads for jobs in Asia and the Middle East found that foreign domestic workers are paid most in Hong Kong, yet earn a fraction of what they would make if they worked in wealthier countries.

Posted by Ying Yang at Oct 12, 2016 10:57 AM |
Drive to help foreign workers on 2G phones

AsiaOne, Singapore, 23 Sep 2016 - The humble 2G phone, which provides only basic Internet access on top of voice calls and SMS, is an entry-level phone used by many foreign workers here to keep in touch with their loved ones back home.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 23, 2016 05:04 PM |
Promises Unmet as Thailand Tries to Reform Shrimp Industry

The New York Times, Thailand, 22 Sep 2016 - Facing international pressure for failing to stop human trafficking in the seafood trade, Thailand promised almost a year ago to compensate victims of slavery and industry leaders vowed to bring all shrimp processing in-house.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 23, 2016 04:59 PM |
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Report of the Director-General Fourth Supplementary Report: Outcome of the Meeting of Experts on Fair Recruitment (Geneva, 5–7 September 2016)

The document provides information on the tripartite Meeting of Experts on Fair Recruitment that took place in Geneva from 5 to 7 September 2016. It contains the outcome of the meeting, General Principles and Operational Guidelines on Fair Recruitment, in the appendix. The Governing Body is invited to authorize the Director-General to publish and disseminate the general principles and operational guidelines and to take them into consideration when drawing up proposals for future work of the Office on these matters (see draft decision in paragraph 6).

Posted by Ying Yang at Oct 19, 2016 02:37 PM |
Global Media Competition "Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration"

All journalists are encouraged to apply to the Global Media Competition "Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration". Interested journalists can register here:

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 18, 2016 12:00 AM |
AP Migration - September 2016 Community Update

September edition of the AP Migration Community Update, highlighting news, updates and resources from our network.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 18, 2016 12:00 AM |
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