Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Bangladesh to ratify convention to protect migrant workers

News announced today that Bangladesh cabinet approved the proposal of ratifying the UN Convention on Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Family Members. Bangladesh signed the convention in 1998, but had not moved to ratify it until now. The Press Secretary said every year Bangladesh is sending about 400,000 workers abroad and at present 7.0 million Bangladeshis are working in different countries.In ratifying the convention this is another move in the right direction to protect migrant domestic workers' rights.

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