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IOM Thailand, Diginex Deploy Blockchain Solutions to Better Protect Migrant Workers

Date: Oct 07, 2020
Location(s): Bangkok

Bangkok – Last week (28/09), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a partnership with Diginex Solutions, an environmental, social and governance (ESG) data infrastructure company, to use blockchain technology to enhance labour supply...

IOM, Ministry of Labour Co-host Consultations on New Ministerial Regulation Concerning the Protection of Workers in Fisheries in Thailand

Date: Sep 24, 2020
Location(s): Bangkok

Bangkok – Last week (17 September), International Organization for Migration (IOM), civil society representatives, UN agencies and embassies presented their perspectives and recommendations to the Royal Thai Government during the closed-door public hearing on the New Ministerial Regulation...

IOM Supports Unicord's Commitment to Fair Labour in the Seafood industry

Date: Sep 14, 2020
Location(s): Bangkok

Bangkok – Since 2019, Unicord, a tuna processing company, has committed to better protect migrant workers in its supply chains in Thailand from unethical recruitment and labour exploitation.

IOM Releases Guidelines for Labour Recruiters of Migrant Domestic Workers

Date: Sep 07, 2020
Location(s): Geneva

Geneva – Globally, there are more than 67 million domestic workers over the age of 15. Eighty per cent are women; one in five is a migrant worker.  

COVID-19: IOM and Sphere India Safeguard Rights of Migrant Workers

Date: Aug 24, 2020
Location(s): India

India – While migrant workers are among the most severely affected by COVID-19 across India, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined Sphere India to improve their safety and welfare.

Protecting migrant workers in international supply chains – IOM hosts live sessions at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2020

Date: Jul 03, 2020
Location(s):

On June 15 and 16, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted three live sessions as part of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders Summit 2020 to further important discussions on migrant workers in international supply chains and migrant entrepreneurship.

First Year Reflections on the IOM-Fung Group Ethical Recruitment Partnership

Date: Jun 22, 2020
Location(s): Bangkok

Bangkok – In 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) entered into an ethical recruitment partnership with the Fung Group of Companies, whose diverse businesses operate across global supply chains for consumer goods including trading, logistics, distribution and...

IOM, Migrant Forum in Asia Partner to Promote the Rights of Migrant Workers in International Supply Chains

Date: May 20, 2020
Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City – As the COVID-19 pandemic increases vulnerabilities of migrant workers across the globe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has joined forces with the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) to promote the voice of migrant workers and...

Raising awareness of Ethical Recruitment and Risks of Forced Labour in Central Asia

Date: Apr 17, 2020
Location(s): Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Understanding the risks of forced labour and benefits of ethical recruitment in international supply chains is the foundation for taking action to ensure migrant worker protection.

IOM Releases Guidance for Employers and Businesses on Protection of Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Date: Apr 07, 2020
Location(s): Geneva

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, with more than one million confirmed cases globally, migrant workers are faced being hit the hardest by the negative impacts in global communities, businesses and supply chains, including through soaring unemployment rates and...

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