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Child labor has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected, ILO says

Child labor has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected, ILO says

Child labor: Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) reaffirmed that there is no place for child labor in our societies, adding that this phenomenon robs children of their future and keeps their…

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ILO lauds Vietnam’s new law protecting migrant workers

ILO lauds Vietnam’s new law protecting migrant workers

Taking note of the plight of the Vietnamese migrant workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese government recently passed the newly-revised Law on Contract-Based Vietnamese Overseas Workers with the aim of strengthening…

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Nearly half of global workforce at risk of job losses: WHO

Nearly half of global workforce at risk of job losses: WHO

Coronavirus pandemic has imposed unprecedented socio-economic challenges on the lives of millions of people across the world. In a recent joint statement, a group of leading UN agencies including, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Food…

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Why Is Labour Rights Is the Same As Respect For Human Rights

Why Is Labour Rights Is the Same As Respect For Human Rights

Violation of labour rights is the same as denying someone human rights. Maintaining good and humane working conditions has become a burning topic for one and all across the globe, since the pandemic hit industries…

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‘Seafarers Must Be Brought Back Home In Pandemic Times’: U.N. chief Antonio Guterres

‘Seafarers Must Be Brought Back Home In Pandemic Times’: U.N. chief Antonio Guterres

The human rights of seafarers seem to be marginalized as many of them are still stuck at sea due to the ongoing pandemic conditions and prolonged lockdowns in various countries. As of last week, hundreds…

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UN agencies call to end stigma and discrimination against migrant workers and their children during COVID-19

UN agencies call to end stigma and discrimination against migrant workers and their children during COVID-19

ILO, IOM, UNICEF, UNODC and UN Womenrepresented by Jeremy Douglas, Karin Hulshof, Nenette Motus, Mohammad Naciri and Tomoko Nishimotoreleased a joint op-ed, evidencing the COVID-19 effects on most vulnerable people as migrant workers. The new…

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ILO concerned over proposed changes to labour laws by Indian states

ILO concerned over proposed changes to labour laws by Indian states

Sweeping changes to labour laws proposed by governments of Indian states in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh have sparked a huge debate about their rights and protection. Following objections from labour…

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ILO warns of global unemployment amid pandemic, 5.3 million in best-case scenario

ILO warns of global unemployment amid pandemic, 5.3 million in best-case scenario

In a recent study conducted by the International Labor Organization, the organization warned the world of the economic and labor crisis which lie ahead as a result of the new corona virus pandemic. The deadly…

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Human Rights “confirms Qatar’s failure to address human rights violations.”

Human Rights “confirms Qatar’s failure to address human rights violations.”

Human Rights Watch confirmed that migrant workers, asylum seekers, stateless people, and women in Qatar remained vulnerable to abuse despite new laws and regulations aimed at protecting rights better. In the World Report 2020, the…

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