Category Archives: ILO

Today is International #DomesticWorkersDay – reports and demands from migrant domestic workers #IDWD2017


On June 16 2011, the ILO adopted Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers and its accompanying Recommendation 201. By now 24 countries have ratified the convention – 2 up from last year – , and a total of … Continue reading

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2017 #GFMD in Germany: Deutschsprachige Beiträge zu #Migration, #Entwicklung und #Demokratie


(With this years’ GFMD taking place in Berlin, I have compiled some of my German language ressources). Im Vergleich zur globalen Debatte wird der Zusammenhang von Migration und Entwicklung in Deutschland eher selten diskutiert.Diese Beobachtung gilt auch für globale Prozesse, Institutionen … Continue reading

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IOM will join UN System today – but without any rights-based mandate #UN4RefugeesMigrants


At todays UN High-Level Plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants in New York, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will become a “related organization” of the United Nations. This begs the obvious question: What difference will it … Continue reading

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Today is International #DomesticWorkersDay – 5 years after the convention


On June 16 2011, the ILO adopted Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers and its accompanying Recommendation 201. Since then, after a slow start progress has been made: 22 countries have ratified the convention, more than 30 have … Continue reading

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Will the International Organization for #Migration ( #IOM ) move closer (in)to the United Nations system?


On September 19, the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) might sign a new relationship agreement. There are several scenarios regarding the content of this agreement, ranging from the IOM becoming a “UN-related organization” such as … Continue reading

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Migrants on #InternationalWomensDay : Stop gender-based violence –and its xenophobic instrumentalisation #IWD2016


Today is International Women’ Day and in the light of the current political situation, the rights of migrant and refugee women receive particular attention. Several migrant organisations have issued statements today, addressing issues such as labor exploitation, subhuman wages and … Continue reading

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Today is International #DomesticWorkers Day – Campaign #OurHands launched


Today marks the fourth anniversary of the adoption of the ILO Convention 189 on “Decent Work for Domestic Workers” (including migrant domestic workers) and since then June 16 is celebrated as International Domestic Workers Days.  After a slow start, the … Continue reading

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