MIGRATION INDICATORS: UN STATISTICAL COMMISSION

MJT at UNEach year, NGOs at the UN find themselves participating in new ways in order to influence global policy for the common good. Since statistical experts asked for input on the Sustainable Development Goals measurable indicators for migration, I was asked to join a panel for this commission. Among other suggestions, I focused on Goal 8.8 which is “promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.” The indicators for this goal, which the NGO Committee on Migration has developed with our international colleagues, are:

equal pay for equal work
freedom to change employers
the right to participate in trade unions
human rights based circular migration
penalties in cases of exploitation
employers responsible for recruitment fees
due process for complaints
recruitment of foreign workers by registered recruiters, who observe
ethical methods of negotiating for needed workers

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