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Countdown to the Civil Society Days of the 2015 GFMD in Istanbul - See more at: http://www.madenetwork.org/latest-news/countdown-civil-society-days-2015-gfmd-istanbul#sthash.6VJlwCAS.dpuf

DATE: 07-Oct-2015

The 2015 Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) will be held on 12-13 October 2015, follow by Common Space with civil society and governments on 14 October and the GFMD Government Summit on 15-16 October. This year’s GFMD takes place during turbulent time for...

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United Arab Emirates Unveils New Migrant Labor Reforms

DATE: 07-Oct-2015

The United Arab Emirates is introducing labor reforms aimed at tightening oversight of employment agreements for the millions of temporary migrant workers who make up the bulk of the country's workforce, a top Emirati official said Tuesday. Like its oil-rich Gulf Arab neighbors, the Emirates has...

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Mauritanian Women Kept as Slaves in Saudi Arabia

DATE: 05-Oct-2015

The ITUC has received alarming reports from Mauritanian trade unions that 900 Mauritanian women have been trafficked to work in Saudi Arabia. Photo: Oxfam Many are subject to abuse with no way out. The ITUC has called on the government of Mauritania to take immediate action to bring the women ...

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Central govt considering law to give voting rights to migrant workers

DATE: 09-Jul-2015

The central government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it would consider drafting a law to make provision for postal ballots for migrant workers of the country along the lines of the facility they were extending to non-resident Indians. A bench composed of Chief Justice HL Dattu and Just...

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Illegal expatriate workers shun amnesty to leave Oman

DATE: 08-Jul-2015

Muscat: As the clock ticks down on an amnesty for illegal expats in Oman, figures show that fewer than a fifth of the expected number have come forward. There are only 24 more days left until the July 31 deadline runs out on the three-month long amnesty period. While around 50,000 undocumented an...

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