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SUNS #4624 Friday 10 March 2000

south-north development monitor SUNS [Email Edition]

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Labour: Immigrants face job discrimination in Europe, says ILO (Someshwar Singh, Geneva)

Finance: Panel for debt cancellation, overhaul of IMF/Bank (IPS, Washington)

Environment: IMF policies damage eco-system (IPS, Washington)

India: Moon Mission on a Budget (IPS, New Delhi)

Development: Activists urge language diversity for internet (IPS, Kuala Lumpur)

Malaysia: Getting the rural poor into the information loop (IPS, Kuala Lumpur)

Mozambique: US pledges to cancel all debt (IPS, Washington)

United States: Environmental crimes going unpunished (Russel Mokhibar, Washington)


LABOUR: IMMIGRANTS FACE JOB DISCRIMINATION IN EUROPE, SAYS ILO

Geneva, Mar 9 (Someshwar Singh) -- The millions of migrant workers seeking to find a job in the developed world face "significant and disturbing levels of discrimination in access to employment," according to a new research study by the International Labour Organization.

The study, "Migrant Discrimination in the Labour Market: A Comparative Study of Four European Countries," has been just published by the ILO to help a meeting on the same issue this week. The study looks into the problems of discrimination in employment access faced by migrants in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, and Spain.

According to the report, "overall discrimination rates of up to 35% were not uncommon," meaning that researchers found at least one in every three job applications posed by migrant/ethnic minority candidates met with discrimination.

 


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