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12 December 2017

In Jordan, an empowering solution for UN-run refugee camps

Author: Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor

...In Jordan, the UN and its partners have hooked up the first solar-powered refugee camps in the world – a test as to whether the international aid community can step beyond the emergency relief approach and provide sustainable solutions that benefit...

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11 December 2017

UNHCR hosts Winter Bazaar to support refugees, disadvantaged communities

Author: Camille Dupire, Jordan Times

“Participating in this market helped me get exposure for my art, as not many people can come inside the camp to see it,” said Moayad, a 21-year-old Syrian artist who sold 10 of his paintings in the Winter Bazaar organised by UNHCR Jordan between...

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10 December 2017

Commentary: Digital labour platforms can be exploitative & profit from social & political upheaval in the Middle East

Author: Miranda Hall, openDemocracy

"#Tech4Worse: The problem with digital labour initiatives for the Middle East", 7 December 2017...

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6 December 2017
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Author: Matthias Korfmann, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

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27 November 2017

3 ways business is promoting human rights

Author: International Chamber of Commerce

As stakeholders from around the world prepare for the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, here are three areas in which business is already making a difference... ...

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27 November 2017

Australia: Canstruct to contract with govt. to provide services to offshore detention centre on Nauru

Canstruct, an Australian civil engineering company, will reportedly contract with the Australian government to provide services at offshore detention facilities in Nauru. Media reports highlight the concerns raised by human rights groups that...

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23 November 2017

4th Global Conference on Child Labour reaffirms commitment to ending child labour by 2025

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23 November 2017

A Missed Opportunity: Employing Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Author: Shaddin Almasri, Al Bawaba

Following the Jordan Compact agreement in February 2016...Jordan pledged to create 200,000 work opportunities for Syrians in exchange for aid and an agreement that relaxes the EU's rules of origin for imports...According to the agreement, 52 Jordanian...

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21 November 2017

Canada: Lawsuit against Nevsun for alleged forced labour & torture in Eritrea mine can proceed, says Appeal Court

Author: Canadian Centre for International Justice

" Appeal court confirms slave labour lawsuit against Canadian mining company can go to trial ", 21 Nov 2017...

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15 November 2017
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Author: رانيا الصرايرة، الغد الأردني

حققت وحدة الاتجار بالبشر التابعة لمديرية الأمن العام، خلال هذا العام، بـ193 قضية اعتبرتها "اتجارا بالبشر"، وعند تحويلها للمحاكم تم تكييف 15 منها فقط بوصفها "اتجارا"، في حين تم تكييف بقية القضايا بأنها "قضايا نزاع عمالي"، بحسب النقيب محمد العزام من قسم...

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