Vienna Conference Considers Boundaries and Frontiers in Human Trafficking

By Aurora Weiss VIENNA | 29 October 2023 (IDN) — Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings remains a global phenomenon that requires intensive collaboration between governmental and non-governmental entities. Interdisciplinary cooperation, awareness raising, and proactive efforts on national, regional, and international levels are essential in this context. An effective preventive measure is the professional exchange of […]

Caribbean Leaders Want Urgent Reform of the Global Financial Structure

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad. 21 September 2023 (IDN) — In a resounding call to action, leaders in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have urged the international community to swiftly embark on comprehensive reforms of the global financial system to create a conducive environment that empowers developing nations to address inequities and achieve the […]

Iceland Imports Foreign Workers but Does Not Employ Asylees

By Lowana Veal REYKJAVIK, Iceland. 19 September 2023 (IDN) — Facing a shortage of workers in the hospitality and construction sectors, Iceland has started importing foreign labour while at the same time refusing to give employment permits to asylum seekers.  Since early August 2023, at least 58 asylum seekers have been deprived of accommodation, food […]

Artificial Intelligence Likely to Augment, Not Destroy Jobs, says ILO Study

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS. 8 September 2023 (IDN) — The growing new global phenomenon—Artificial Intelligence (AI)—has sparked both positive and negative reactions, including a perceived threat that it will eventually replace humans in most workplaces. But a new study, Generative AI and Jobs: A global analysis of potential effects on job quantity and quality, […]

200 Million Migrant Workers Sent $647 Billion to over 800 Million Families

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, 15 June 2023 (IDN) – In Asia, some of the countries dependent on remittances from migrant workers overseas include India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Bangladesh and the Philippines. At the international airport in one of the Southeast Asian capitals, there is a sign at the “arrivals” terminal for a special […]

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