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Labour Migrants and the Impact of the Economic Crisis, an interview with ILO's Gloria de Pascual

ILO TV interviews Gloria de Pascual, Chief of the ILO International Migration Branch, about a new study issued by the ILO and OSCE. The report, 'Strengthening Migration Governance' examines ways of strengthening migration governance through international cooperation to prevent the negative impacts of the economic and social crisis on migrant workers (issued on December 17, 2010).

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Protect the human rights of migrant workers in the Middle East

For too long, migrant workers have been an invisible majority in the Middle East. They are rarely discussed in the media and receive little protection from the governments of host countries, many of whom have no clear policies for safeguarding their welfare. http://www.migrant-rights.org

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Mekong Youth Forum

Mekong Youth Forum

This is a video from the closing of the 3rd Mekong Youth Forum, 2010.

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International Labour Migration: a post-crisis perspective

International Labour Migration: a post-crisis perspective

Sharing good practices, ITC-ILO, 31 May-1 June 2010, Turin, Italy.

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Singaporeans arrested for protest in support of Burmese Activists

Two Singapore activists, Seelan Palay and Chong Kai Xiong were arrested by the police for protesting against the denial of work permits to Burmese nationals who had taken part in protests in Singapore against the military regime in Burma.

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SOLIDAR VIDEO - Through the Eyes of Migrants: Filipino domestic workers in Italy

This short film visits a Filipino community centre in Italy where we meet migrants working and living in Italy. We invite you to learn through the eyes of the migrants themselves about their reasons for searching for jobs abroad and the reality of decent work in Europe and in their homes in developing countries. SOLIDAR is working to demonstrate that decent work is a necessity for all workers, wherever they happen to live. SOLIDAR is a European network of 52 NGOs active in over 90 countries working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. SOLIDAR voices the concerns of its member organisations to the EU and international institutions across the policy sectors social affairs, international cooperation and lifelong learning. For more info www.solidar.org

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Nepali slaves in the Middle East

(FROM http://www.guardian.co.uk/) Pete Pattison investigates the trafficking of people escaping poverty and conflict in Nepal. Unscrupulous agents take huge sums of money from them for work abroad then consign them to slavery and appalling conditions in the Middle East. Many are abused by their employers and some are killed at the hands of agents * This video was funded by Anti-Slavery International and the International Trade Union Confederation

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Concern over thousands of migrants stranded in Misrata

BBC, 18th APRIL 2011. Thousands of migrants are waiting to be rescued from the Libyan city of Misrata as forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi intensify their shelling of the city. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) have been been evacuating migrant workers from Misrata but the charity says around 4,000 people remain stranded. IOM's Jemini Pandya says the organisation is concerned for those in need of clean water, food and medical attention.

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Be aware. Be prepared.

UNIFEM -Public Service Annoucement. * Thinking of working in another country? * Working abroad? * Be aware be prepared * Be aware and remember * Seek work through legitimate sources * Read your contract before you sign it * Keeping your passport is your right * Register with your embassy on arrival or contact an ngo * Contact someone for help when you need it * Maintain regular contact with people you trust * For your safety * Working abroad * Be aware be prepared

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Decent Work for Domestic Workers~Adopt ILO convention on Domestic Workers

家務工要尊嚴 Decent Work for Domestic Workers~Adopt ILO convention on Domestic Workers.

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Conference Delegates Adopt International Labour Standard for Domestic Workers

The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide. Conference delegates adopted the Convention on Domestic Workers (2011) by a vote of 396 to 16, with 63 abstentions and the accompanying Recommendation by a vote of 434 to 8, with 42 abstentions.

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Surviving in the City: Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is a largely urban country, with 60 per cent of the population living in cities. Life for a refugee in Kuala Lumpur is challenging. Refugees cannot work legally and most live in fear of detention, despite having received a refugee card from UNHCR.

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'Hard to See, Harder to Count': ILO Launches New Global Estimates on Forced Labour

Nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labour across the world, trapped in jobs which they were coerced or deceived into and which they cannot leave, according to the ILO's new global estimate. Guy Ryder (ILO's Executive Director for International Labour Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work) presents the key findings of this new study.

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Migrant Resource Centres in Pakistan

Migrant Resource Centres in Pakistan

Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in Pakistan provide general and specific information on migration, referral and counselling services to potential migrants, their families and returnees, as well as raise awareness on irregular migration and the related serious risks.

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