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Conference on refugees and asylum seekers takes place in Rome

Look-out TV marks World Refugee Day

To mark this year’s World Refugee Day, Look-out.tv will host a conference in Rome dedicated to refugees and asylum seekers in the country.

The conference will take place on 14th June, from 14:00 to 16:00 at Via Assisi, 41.

It will be conducted by Mr. Jean Claude Mbede, a Cameroonian refugee and journalist.

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Study calls for international cooperation on migration

It warns against cutting funding on migrant integration programmes

A new study has called for the drawing up of an international framework on the co-operative management of migration.

The study "The Global Economic Crisis and Migration: Where do we go from here?" published by IOM and the Hague Process on Refugees and Migration, says such a framework would relieve some of the strain the world financial crisis has placed on the migration system, improve the future governance of migration and reduce the isolationist tendencies of countries worried about new influxes of migrants.
 

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Act now to stop rape in DR Congo, International Community urged

TG Foundation event calls for judicial structures to bring rapists to justice

The International Community should come together and take concrete actions to stop sexual violence against Congolese women, the TG Foundation has said.

The TG Foundation made the call after the American Journal of Public Health report showed that from 2006 to 2007, some 400,000 women were raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The mandate of the MONUSCO (United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo), the UN Peace-keeping mission in the DRC, is likely to be renewed on 30th June.
 

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Hammarberg: Europe must save Africans from drowning in Mediterranean

The "push-backs" have made escape from Libya increasingly dangerous

Another boat carrying migrants from Libya capsized last week. At least 150 persons drowned, while others were saved by the Tunisian coast guard and fishing boats. In a similar tragedy in May, about 600 persons lost their lives. There are other reports about missing vessels with migrants on board and it is likely that the death toll for this year has now reached 1, 400, or perhaps even more, says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, in his latest Human Rights Comment published today.
 

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UK urged to back convention to protect domestic workers

It "will promote domestic work as a valuable and respectable occupation"

The British government must stop dragging its feet and fully support a new international convention to protect domestic workers from abuse and slavery, a coalition of charities and Trade Unions has said.

Representatives from national governments have been meeting in Geneva from 1st June at the annual International Labour Organization (ILO) conference to discuss details of a new Domestic Worker Convention. The final vote on whether to create the Convention is due to take place on 15th June.  
 

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