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For Migrant Workers In Kerala, Job Market Still Remains Weak

NDTV, India, 30 January 2018 - Growth improved to 6.3% in September quarter, but is still below the rate needed to generate employment for one million people entering the workforce every month.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 06, 2018 09:46 PM |
Cleaning companies allowed to hire part-time cleaners from more countries in pilot scheme

Channel News Asia, Singapore, 30 January 2018 - Some cleaning companies in Singapore can hire workers from abroad to provide household cleaning services as part of a pilot scheme to meet increasing demand for part-time household services.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 06, 2018 09:41 PM |
MTUC: Resister foreign workers for Socso and EPF

Yahoo News, Malaysia, 28 January 2018 - Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has proposed for the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributions to be extended to foreign workers.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 06, 2018 09:37 PM |
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Migration in the 2030 Agenda

In September 2015, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was adopted, and for the first time, migration was included in mainstream global development policy. With the objective of communicating how IOM identifies migration in the 2030 Agenda to stakeholders and the wider public, and to shed light on the complex challenges and opportunities that accompany the migration-related targets, this IOM publication aims to showcase how different areas of migration are addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals. Table of contents: Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Diaspora engagement and the Sustainable Development Goals Implementation of the migration, environment and climate change-related commitments of the 2030 Agenda Migration and health in the Sustainable Development Goals Achieving gender equality through migration governance:Opportunities and solutions in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda The Sustainable Development Goals and labour mobility: A case study of Armenia Migrants and cities: Challenges and opportunities Migration and environmental change in the Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals in the prevention and resolution of displacement Children and migration in the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 06, 2018 10:15 PM |
More than numbers - How migration data can deliver real-life benefits for migrants and governments

Produced by the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, the report More Than Numbers takes us beyond the well-known challenges of migration data and illustrates its potential value. The authors estimate that better data could boost benefits of migration by at least USD 35 billion based on a number of case examples. The report shows how data enables policymakers to protect migrants in vulnerable situations, fill labour market shortages, improve integration, manage asylum procedures, ensure the humane return of migrants ordered to leave and increase remittances (to name only a few). This report urges governments to put data at the centre of the debate on migration. It describes the value at stake across various dimensions of migration and provides guidance on where investments in data should be directed to deliver the most impactful outcomes. The time to invest in better migration data is now. In 2016, countries agreed to start negotiations, leading towards the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration in 2018. Just one year before, migration was included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As countries have joined together on a path towards increased cooperation and action on migration, investment in data will be crucial for its success.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 06, 2018 10:00 PM |
Labour Migration in Asia: trends and developments

8th ADBI-OECD-ILO Roundtable on Labour Migration in Asia: Building partnerships for effectively managing labour migration: lessons from Asian countries for the UN Global Compact on Migration Jointly organized by: Asian Development Bank Institute, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development International Labour Organization Hosted by: Human Resource Development (HRD) Korea

Posted by Ying Yang at Jan 31, 2018 12:00 AM |
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