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Kin of migrant in Saudi appeals for his rescue

The Kathmandu Post, Nepal, 27 March 2018 - Family members of a Nepali migrant worker in Saudi Arabia have requested the government to rescue him from his employer, who has reportedly denied him salary for the past nine months and barring him from leaving the country.

Posted by Ying Yang at Apr 01, 2018 12:09 PM |
Director in Singapore jailed for illegal labour importation

Human Resources, Singapore, 23 March 2018 - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore has announced yesterday (22 March) that 42-year-old Teo Hwee Lip, director of Triyon Corporation, was sentenced in the State Courts to seven months’ imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining work passes for five foreign workers for a shell company. MOM has also permanently barred him from employing foreign workers.

Posted by Ying Yang at Apr 01, 2018 12:02 PM |
Migrating males and population decline

Nepali Times, Nepal, 23 March 2018 - Nepal’s fertility rate is going down even though contraceptive use has not increased.

Posted by Ying Yang at Apr 01, 2018 11:51 AM |
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From evidence to action: Facilitating South-South labour migration for development

Human mobility is an age-old phenomenon that has become an important issue in political and development debates. However, the focus is biased towards South-North movements of migrants, while South-South migration stocks are about as numerous. This document was prepared by the ACP Observatory as the background paper for a meeting on South-South labour migration organized in Abuja in October 2011 by the Governments of Nigeria and Switzerland in the framework of the Global Forum on Migration and Development. The document looks at major challenges and opportunities of South-South labour migration and identified avenues for increased cooperation aimed at harnessing the benefits of South-South labour migration for migrants and countries of origin and destination.

Posted by Ying Yang at Apr 01, 2018 01:19 PM |
Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

As the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nears in 2015, the international community is faced with both the challenge and the opportunity of formulating the next global development agenda. Although migration was not factored into the MDGs, it plays an integral role in the most crucial development questions facing the world today, including: how to generate inclusive growth and create employment for a growing world population; how to manage new global risks, such as vulnerability to shocks and disasters, and adaptation to climate change; and how to mobilize financing for development in a world of decreasing aid budgets. Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda gathers together recent research findings outlining the links between migration and development and proposing how migration can best be factored into the future development framework, offering a timely contribution to the argument for migration’s inclusion in the coming development agenda.

Posted by Ying Yang at Apr 01, 2018 01:13 PM |
South-South labour Mobility in the Pacific: An assessment

Labour migration within the Pacific region has not been studied in depth despite the existing arrangements promoting the temporal movement of workers. Evidence suggests that there is a shortage of skilled and semi-skilled labour force in the region in particular professional areas, which has led to the development of international labour mobility schemes. This report identifies key strengths and weaknesses of these processes in order to improve the circulation of skills to promote human development. In particular, labour mobility arrangements should rely on a more accurate analysis of the situation to match shortages with labour surpluses and encourage a more balanced approach for the movement of natural persons.

Posted by Ying Yang at Apr 01, 2018 01:07 PM |
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