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The world and the UN must reduce population growth

by Frank Götmark, Robin Maynard Gothenburg/London – On September 24-25, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to review progress toward the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, which aim “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all,” are commendable, and summarize the kind of world many of ... Read More »

Poorest nations weighed down by fastest growing populations

By Thalif DeenReprint| UN, Jun 24 2019 (IPS) – With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid population growth presents enormous challenges for sustainable development in the world’s 134 developing nations. Among them, the heaviest impact will be on the 47 least developed countries (LDCs), described ... Read More »

Croatia to recruit manpower from Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 20 (UNB)— Croatia has expressed its interest in recruiting quality human resources from Bangladesh in the near future. Croatia’s Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Pension System Drazen Opalic said that his country will soon forward a draft MoU to Bangladesh for this purpose. Once the MoU is signed, necessary preparations will be put in place ... Read More »

EU to support reintegration of undocumented migrants after return

Dhaka – The European Union (EU) has offered cooperation to Bangladesh in designing a special programme for the reintegration of returnees as Bangladesh wants a ‘return and reintegration package’ for its ‘irregular’ migrants living in European countries, UNB news agency has reported. The package might include training, skill development and small business for the returnees with the help of the ... Read More »

Dubai’s Taqdeer Award an excellent model in labour practices: ILO official

Taqdeer Award is an outstanding initiative to encourage employers to improve their employment practices and the award can well be a model for countries in the area to enhance their labour welfare steps, said asenior official from the International Labour Organisation. Dr. Ruba Jaradat, International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Director for Arab States, stated: “We encourage stakeholders in other countries ... Read More »

Qatar to recruit 3 lakh BD labour

Qatar has shown interest to recruit about three lakh overseas jobseekers from Bangladesh over the next two years.Qatar Administrative Development and Labour and Social Affairs Minister Issa Saad Al-Jafali Al-Nuaimi said this at a bilateral meeting with the visiting Bangladesh delegation, headed by Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Development Minister Nurul Islam in Doha.To move ahead with the goal, a joint-working ... Read More »

GCC expatriates sent $100 billion home in 2014

Bahrain: Expatriates working in Gulf countries sent $100 billion in the form of remittances to their home countries in 2014, according to the latest report confirmed by the World Bank. The amount is estimated at four per cent to 10pc of the combined GDP of the six GCC states. Read More »

Why using 360 degree feedback in organisations is a better idea

Engr Syeda Tanzia Abedin Can any organisation run smoothly without performance appraisals? No, it is practically impossible. To put it simply, performance appraisal is a process of evaluating an employee’s job performance relative to his or her performance standards and organisational objectives. Appraisals mainly help the supervisors to make decisions for salary raise and promotion, to correct any deficiency in ... Read More »

Can Oman labour reforms catch on in the Gulf

by Sharan Burrow The tale of two Gulf countries is a real puzzle. Oman and Qatar both are petroleum-rich, with roughly 1.7 million migrant workers. Here the similarities end. My first visit to Oman this month showed me there is a pathway to reform the kafala system which enslaves migrant workers. And their laws don’t discriminate between Omani workers and ... Read More »

Germany to spend extra €6bn to fund record influx of 800,000 refugees

States and local governments will be given €3bn while federal government allocates €3bn extra to pay for benefits, says ruling coalition The German government will spend an extra €6bn (£4.4bn) to cope with this year’s record influx of refugees, the country’s ruling coalition has said. State and local governments will receive €3bn to help them house the 800,000 people expected ... Read More »

Migrants reach Austria, Germany after long ordeal

Austria and Germany have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary. After being welcomed at the Austrian frontier by volunteers, many went directly to Vienna and on to Munich in southern Germany. The plight of the migrants has highlighted the EU’s struggle to deal with a surge of asylum seekers Earlier this week ... Read More »

Five reflections on Europe’s migrant crisis

Mark Urban I’m in Berlin reporting for Newsnight at the moment on the crisis engulfing Europe. Here are a few of the wider issues I think it’s worth reflecting on. People Are Seeking a Better Life Arguments about names – “migrant” versus “refugee” for example – ignore the complexity of many peoples’ motivation. Speaking to Faris, a Syrian from Aleppo, ... Read More »

Aylan Kurdi: The toddler now a symbol of refugee crisis in Europe

Aylan Kurdi has become the symbol of the refugee crisis in Europe. He was washed up dead on the shores of Bodrum in southwest Turkey. The three year old toddler drowned in the Mediterranean Sea along with his five-year-old brother Galip and mother Rihan. The father, Abdullah, survived. The pictures of Aylan lying dead on the beach went viral on ... Read More »

Migrant crisis: EU calls emergency talks

The European Union has called emergency talks on tackling the bloc’s escalating migration crisis. The EU presidency said interior ministers from all 28 member states would hold an extraordinary meeting on 14 September, and the crisis had reached “unprecedented proportions”. It follows a week that saw hundreds more people drown in the Mediterranean and 71 die in a lorry in ... Read More »