Tag Archives: International Labour Conference

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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New #ILO Protocol on Forced Labour adopted


Non-binding, informal processes, “best practices”, “voluntary” frameworks – all fine and good. But once more, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has demonstrated to be the place where legally binding agreements that benefit labour migrants can be reached. During its annual … Continue reading

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#IAmAMigrant – Today is International #MigrantsDay


Today International Migrants Day is being commemorated for the 14th time. Sadly, it is the first time since 2002 that the NGO “December 18″ – named after the  day when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the “International Convention … Continue reading

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7 video reports on the 6th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) now online


The Dutch NGO Noticias has released 7 video reports on different aspects of the GFMD and the current Migration & Development debate in the framework of the media project ‘Picturing Migration’. The interviews and impressions were shot during the 6th … Continue reading

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Today is International Domestic Workers’ Day – 10 ratifications for ILO convention so far


Today marks the second anniversary of the adoption of the  ILO Convention 189 on “decent work for domestic workers”and thus International Domestic Workers Days. After a slow start, the number of countries ratifying the convention is gradually increasing and I am happy … Continue reading

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Some new publications on the GFMD, WSFM and ILO…


With the GFMD in Mauritius and the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in Manila merely days away, may I point out some publications on the subject I was involved with and how to access them? Regarding the GFMD and the … Continue reading

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ILO domestic worker convention: one year old, one ratification – and far from being scrapped!


June 16 is International Domestic Workers Day! It marks the first anniversary of the adoption of the ILO convention 189 which aims for “decent work for domestic workers”. But some activists and observers were afraid that the first anniversary of … Continue reading

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(Almost) in time: My IM article on the Mexican GFMD is online


If you came to this page because I linked the blog in my article, this is obviously old news to you – otherwise, may I point out my article on the Mexican GFMD which will appear in the upcoming issue of … Continue reading

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GMPA: How the world got it wrong on migration…


„The world is generally getting it wrong on migration“ – this statement was shared by several speakers at the launch event of the Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA) that was held Monday afternoon. Examples given were the ignorance of policies … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come: 2011 GFMD Civil Society Days


It is less than 4 months until the Global Forum on Migration and Development will meet for the 5th time and the civil society component of the meeting is taking shape. According to John Bingham, Head of Policy of the … Continue reading

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