Africa must keep its eye on long-term development needs. IITA will play its role in equipping the next generation to advance agriculture and feed the people of Africa.
77% Bangladeshi returnee migrants struggling to find jobs
Around 77% of the returnee migrants in Bangladesh were struggling to find jobs between April and November last year because of Covid-19 pandemic, says a study.
Restaurant workers to stage demo Tuesday
Bangladesh Hotel Restaurant Sweetmeat Workers Federation (BHRSWF) will stage demonstrations across the country, including in the capital, on Tuesday demanding their salaries, dues and festival bonus.
May Day: Solidarity, empathy in times of Covid
The historic May Day is being observed on Saturday as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic which has rendered millions of workers jobless across the world in recent months.
Over 200 protest flight cancellation at Dhaka airport
Around 200 Saudi Arabia-bound migrant workers staged a protest inside the Dhaka airport early on Saturday morning after a scheduled special flight of Biman Bangladesh to Riyadh was cancelled at the last minute.
58% Bangladeshi women migrant workers return in first year
GreenWatch Dhaka Report A recent research has found that around 58 per cent of the women migrant workers from Bangladesh were forced to return home within the first year of their migration though the duration of the initial contract was…
Migrant workers’ wage protection system in Bahrain
Bahrain Labour Minister issued recentl;y resolution No. 22 of 2021, on the stages of applying the wage protection system for workers in Bahrain’s private sector establishments.
A Country with too Many Victims and Few Shelters
In March 2014, Noemi N. took her own life inside a refuge camp in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, where up until now there are no specialized shelters for victims of human trafficking.
New poll shows governments failing to tackle jobs crisis
One year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, the health crisis has exposed gaps in access to social protection and has left a devastating impact on working people.
Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview
The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration.
International migration disrupted by COVID-19, says UN
Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have reduced the number of international migrants by around two million globally by mid-2020, a decrease of around 27 per cent in the growth expected from July 2019 to June 2020, the United Nations has said.
Dhaka urges Uzbekistan to recruit Bangladeshi workers
During the meeting, Bangladesh Ambassador requested the adviser to resume recruitment of Bangladesh workforce to the company.
‘Incentive still inaccessible for most migrant workers’
Dhaka, Jan 18 – The migrant workers are among the most affected people of Bangladesh due to the ongoing pandemic but got less attention when it came to incentive disbursement.
Bangladesh Mission in Italy honours top remittance senders
Dhaka, Jan 10 – The Embassy of Bangladesh in Rome, Italy has honoured five expatriate Bangladeshis and a business organisation with “Remittance Award”. The event was held on Thursday on the occasion of “International Migrants Day 2020”.
KL urged to bring back stranded Bangladeshis to workplaces
Dhaka, Jan 8 – Dhaka has urged Kuala Lumpur to do the needful for bringing back the stranded Bangladeshi workers to their old and new places of work in Malaysia on humanitarian grounds.
Deal Bangladeshis living abroad with dignity: PM Hasina
Dhaka, Jan 6 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and recruiting agencies to take care of Bangladeshi expatriates.
Remittance up 37 percent in first 6 months of current fiscal
Dhaka, January – Inward remittances witnessed a massive growth of 37.6 percent in the first six months of the current fiscal 2020-21, over the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.
20 migrants dead off Tunisia after boat sinks, more missing
TUNIS, Tunisia (UNB/AP) — About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat, which was trying to reach Europe, sank in the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisian authorities said. Five survivors were rescued and the Tunisian navy is searching…
Dhaka prepares migrant workers for post-Covid labour market
Dhaka, Dec 23 – The Bangladesh government is equipping the migrant workers with more skills to prepare them for the post-pandemic global labour market.
Migrants Day: Over 3,000 die during migration trips in 2020
Dec 18 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded over 3,000 deaths on migratory routes worldwide so far in 2020. IOM released the data for 2020 inclusive up to December 17 (see accompanying infographic) today…
BdeshJaatra: Migration info platform launched in Bangladesh
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Agency for Migration, launched BdeshJaatra, an online information platform that provides information on safe migration, sustainable reintegration, and remittances management for aspirant migrants, migrants abroad, returnees, and their families.
PM for skills development to meet world’s future needs
Dhaka, Nov 25 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid emphasis on creating highly skilled manpower to meet the future needs as the world is now talking about the fourth industrial revolution.
Global Migrant Festival being held until 29 November
The Global Migrant Festival 2020 is an arts festival held every two years, comprising of thirty online events held over the course of nine days. The Festival is a showcase of diversity, featuring over two hundred participants from around the…
Singapore sends back 15 Bangladeshis for social media posts
Fifteen Bangladeshis, most of whom were working in the construction industry, have been repatriated from Singapore for social media postings in the wake of recent developments in France, the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs disclosed on Tuesday.
Multi-lingual awareness-raising videos on Qatar labour laws
As we all know, Qatar has introduced landmark labour reforms that set non-discriminatory minimum wage and allow workers to change jobs without the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their previous employers.
Call to Promote, Protect the Rights of Workers in South Asia
A Charter of Demands written by the South Asian Regional Trade Union Council (SARTUC) has been issued. The Charter of Demands aims to show support to the 12 Indian Trade Unions and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) – Asia-…
NID cards for Bangladeshi expatriates planned
Dhaka, Nov 09 – All Bangladeshi expatriates living abroad would eventually be able to cast their votes in general elections from overseas. This is because the country’s Election Commission plans to issue National Identity (NID) cards to Bangladeshi expatriates in…
Household incomes in BD fell by 20pc due to Covid-19: BBS
Although the average household income declined by 20 percent due to Covid-19 fallout, the resumption of economic activities helped bring down the unemployment rate, according to a survey of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
164 BD migrants including 9 Mizdah survivors back from Libya
One hundred sixty four Bangladeshi migrants, including nine survivors of the tragic Mizdah incident in Libya, have returned home on a voluntary humanitarian flight from Libya.
Stranded migrants need dignified return: UN body
The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has called on governments to take immediate action to address the inhumane conditions of migrant workers stranded in detention camps and ensure their orderly, safe and dignified return to their home countries.