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Rome to host World Cornerstone Conference

International Women’s Forum brings together women leaders from all parts of the world

The International Women’s Forum (IWF) will conduct its World Cornerstone Conference and leadership exchange in Rome from 25th to 27th May.

At this sold-out event, IWF will bring together more than 600 influential women leaders from Italy, across Europe, and around the world, along with global experts in art and design, to explore how creativity, design thinking and innovation are influencing the ways business, government, individuals and civil society solve problems and improve the world's economic, social and environmental future.
 

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ILO: Economic crisis increases risk of discrimination

Migrant workers face widespread discrimination in access to employment

In spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as migrant labour, a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) has revealed.

“Economically adverse times are a breeding ground for discrimination at work and in society more broadly. We see this with the rise of populist solutions”, said ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, adding that “this threatens painstaking achievements of several decades”.
 

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Immigrants produce 11% of Italy’s GDP

A new report confirms that immigrants are a great resource for Italy. There are about five million immigrants in the country. They are 10% of the working population and produce 11% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

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Green: Unnecessary immigration appeals to end

New rule restricts evidence an applicant can rely on at an appeal hearing

Evidence submitted after a visa application has been made will not be considered, Immigration Minister Damian Green has said.

Announcing Section 19 of the UK Borders Act 2007 which will come into force on 23rd May 2011, Mr. Green said: “People wishing to remain in the UK under the Points Based System are required to submit all relevant evidence in support of their application at the time that application is made. This enables caseworkers to make the right decision in the first instance, often avoiding unnecessary and expensive publicly funded appeals. It also protects the integrity of the immigration system, ensuring all necessary checks can be made and any deception identified.”
 

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PACE delegation to assess situation of "boat people" in Lampedusa

A five-member delegation of parliamentarians from the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will visit the Italian island of Lampedusa on 23rd and 24th May to assess the large-scale arrival of irregular migrants, asylum seekers and refugees on Europe’s southern shores.

The cross-party delegation will evaluate the challenges faced by the Italian authorities and those of the local Lampedusa community in receiving large numbers of “boat people”.
 

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