Director-General Juan Somavia opened the historic 100th International Labour Conference with a call for an urgent commitment to a new era of social justice and economic growth based on sustainable development to address mounting “turmoil” in the world of work.
Measures put in place by the European Union to stem the flow of migrants through the Mediterranean Sea are denying genuine asylum seekers the protection they need, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
The number of migrants arriving by sea in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta has declined by nearly 73 per cent this year as a result of tighter border controls, which include forced repatriation of those intercepted at sea.
This program to be produced includes views of government policy makers and NGOs in Asia on the effectiveness of the UN Migrant Workers Convention. This is a production of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Singapore. Produced by Dr Kalinga Seneviratne in collaboration with December 18 and presented by Tharuka Prematileka.