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.
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.
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.
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).
All journalists are encouraged to apply to the Global Media Competition "Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration". Interested journalists can register here: http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/labour-migration/events-training/WCMS_405359/lang--en/index.htm
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