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COVID-19 places migrant workers in highly vulnerable situations 

Date: Mar 26, 2020
Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City

As the world confronts COVID-19 and Governments try to stop its spread, it is imperative that migrants - regardless of their migratory status - are included in efforts to stop the spread.

IRIS SAFER – New Online Tool to Protect Migrant Workers

Date: Mar 17, 2020
Location(s): Hong Kong SAR, China

In December 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Diginex, a blockchain financial services and technology company, launched IRIS SAFER, an innovative digital tool to promote human and labour rights of migrant workers. 

IOM, VF Corporation Partner to Uphold Rights of Migrant Workers in SE Asia Pilot Recruitment Scheme

Date: Mar 12, 2020
Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Ho Chi Minh City – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and VF Corporation, a leading apparel, footwear and accessories company whose brands include Timberland and The North Face, have entered into a partnership to uphold migrant workers’ rights...

Strengthening capacity to improve transparency and ethical recruitment practices in Fast Retailing supply chain

Date: Mar 02, 2020
Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Ho Chi Minh City - On 11-12 February 2020, IOM conducted a two-day training on ethical recruitment and foreign migrant worker vulnerabilities for Fast Retailing in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. 

IOM and H&M Group Sign MoU to Promote Ethical Recruitment and Protect Migrant Workers

Date: Dec 09, 2019
Location(s): Finland

To promote cooperation and mutual assistance on ethical recruitment and protection of migrant workers in global supply chains, the International Organization...

Samsung Electronics, IOM Expand Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor in Hungary Supply Chain

Date: Nov 26, 2019
Location(s): Hungary

Budapest -  Samsung Electronics and IOM have hosted a workshop for Samsung’s Hungarian business partners on “Modern Slavery and Ethical Recruitment.” 
 

Child Labour and Human Trafficking Remain Important Concerns in Global Supply Chains

Date: Nov 12, 2019
Location(s): Geneva

A new report indicates that a significant share of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains occurs at the their lower tiers, in activities such as raw material extraction and agriculture, making due diligence, visibility and traceability challenging.  

Training for adidas Business Partner on Taking Actions to End Modern Slavery

Date: Nov 07, 2019
Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City - On 07 November 2019, IOM conducted a one-day training for adidas business partners on “Building Business Capacity to Address Modern Slavery in Operations and Supply Chains” in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. 

Ethical Recruitment Can Protect Rights of Nepali Migrant Workers

Date: Nov 04, 2019
Location(s): Kathmandu, Nepal

25 October 2019, Kathmandu – Nepali government officials, private sector stakeholders and civil society representatives meeting in Kathmandu today acknowledged that ethical recruitment practices can play a key role in protecting migrant workers’ rights and...

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