Tag Archives: International Labour Organization

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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Swedish GFMD Civil Society Days start today: livestream available #GFMDCSD


The plenary sessions of the GFMD Civil Society Days will be streamed live through Youtube (and shouds be available later for re-watching) . Here are the links to the live streams:

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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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Out now: My book chapter “A Tale of Two Tactics: Civil Society and Competing Visions of Global Migration Governance from Below”


Today, the edited volume by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pecoud “Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People” has been published. The contributions critically examine how “a core feature of contemporary migration politics lies in the claim to regulate and discipline the … Continue reading

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ILODomestic Worker convention enters into force today in Uruguay and the Philippines


Today marks the day that the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers Comes into force in the first two countries who have ratified “C189”: Uruguay and the Philippines. This is an important step on the road to a more … 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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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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