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This section looks at foreign (migrant) workers—workers who work in a country other than the one of which he or she is a citizen.
The following links provide information on issues related to foreign migrant workers around the world.
Global Labour Mobility This site describes the work of the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty on global labour mobility. The site notes how governments in both origin and destination economies are devising policies that respond to the shifting global demand for labour, and how the practical and political consequences of permanent settlement of migrants have led to renewed interest in temporary, rather than permanent mobility.
As Migrant Ranks Swell, Temporary Guest Workers Increasingly Replacing Immigrants Private Employment Agencies Send Millions Overseas to Work This link provides information about a report that looks at how, as more and more immigrant countries opt for temporary versus permanent migration as a source of cheap, unskilled or semiskilled labour, millions of the world's migrant workers (estimated at least 42 million) face a constant danger of exploitation, often sacrificing family and home life for low pay, poor working conditions, and inadequate job security.
Asian Migrant Centre Based in Hong Kong, the Asian Migrant Centre (AMC) operates as a monitoring, research, information, publishing, training, support and action center dedicated to the promotion of the human rights and empowerment of migrant workers and their families in Asia.
Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers This site provides links to U.N. agencies, international organizations, trade unions and civil society programs that support agricultural workers. The site notes that in a globalizing and urbanizing world, seasonal and migrant workers play an increasingly vital role, yet their basic rights are often violated—about 43 percent of the world's total labor force of three billion, some 1.3 billion workers, are employed in agriculture as self-employed farmers, unpaid family workers and hired workers (the number of "wage" or hired workers is estimated at 450 million).
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