Many immigrants in Europe struggling to move out of low-skilled jobs; European governments have opportunities to prioritize policies to secure upward mobility
Author : International labour organization / Organisation internationale du travail
The report, Aiming Higher: Policies to Get Immigrants into Middle-Skilled Work in Europe, shows that while some countries have made sizeable investments in labour market integration policies over the past decade, they have focused primarily on getting immigrants into work. As a result, these policies have struggled to facilitate career progression over time.
Russian and local authorities have severely curtailed human rights protections in Crimea since Russia began its occupation of the peninsula in February 2014. The report, based on recent, on-the-ground research in Crimea, describes the human rights consequences of the extension of Russian law and policy to Crimea since the occupation. Russia has violated multiple obligations it has as an occupying power under international humanitarian law – in particular in relation to the protection of civilians’ rights, Human Rights Watch found.
Sustainable ethno-development is based on intercultural respect as well as on the rights of all native peoples of the world to autonomy and self-organization against National States and the global market. The concept combines two main ideas – Culture and the Market – and such a combination must be reflected upon in a cultural perspective : What are the traditional modes of production and traditionally made products that native communities can offer to the market without reversing this relation, in other words, without the market's deciding what should be produced and how?
Drone war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Living in the shadow of the « angels of death »
Author : Emran Feroz / Qantara
While the world is spellbound by the atrocities perpetrated by the organisation "Islamic State" in Iraq and Syria, the killing in another region of the world goes on unremarked. The daily lives of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan are affected less by the murders committed by bearded extremists than by unmanned killing machines.
Young People Will Revitalize Politics, Promises This Year’s World Forum for Democracy
Author : GlobalVoices
The opening session of World Forum for Democracy was an inaugural lecture by social theorist and economist Jeremy Rifkin, who emphasized the importance of information technology today, speculating that a new world could emerge from the “third industrial revolution”: a digital, fully interconnected global economy. A new global economy, connected as one single unit, which Rifkin described as “the only hope for reducing the ecological footprint of the human race”.