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An Updated Guide to Recommendation No. 189

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The ILO Recommendation No. 189 is the only International Labour...

Economic growth of 0.4 percent in Q1 2022 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The growth rate has been adjusted upwards. In the...

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s message on SMEs

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). In his message for the 5th Micro, Small and Medium-sized...

Russian draft legislation threatens to further silence independent media

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, June 23, 2022 – Russian legislators should not enact newly proposed legislation that threatens to further restrict the press, the...

Tajikistan authorities arrest 2 journalists over critical reporting

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Stockholm, June 23, 2022 – Tajik authorities should release journalists Daler Imomali and Avazmad Ghurbatov immediately, drop any charges filed against...

Bosnian journalist Nataša Miljanović-Zubac’s car destroyed, authorities investigate on suspicion of arson

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, June 23, 2022 — Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the alleged arson attack on journalist...

Investments 0.5 percent down in April | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects....

Consumer confidence reaches all-time low in June | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). At -50, the consumer confidence indicator in June is...

House price increase 18.8 percent in May | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatablePrice development of existing owner-occupied dwellingsPrice development...

Two journalists detained, 1 beaten at Uzbekistan soccer stadium

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Stockholm, June 22, 2022 – Uzbekistan authorities should thoroughly and transparently investigate the recent harassment and detention of two journalists with...

Household consumption almost 15 percent up in April | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Consumption figures have been adjusted for price changes and...

Ukraine: Russian Nobel winner praises UNICEF as ‘excellent’ choice to distribute $103.5 million auction...

The editor in chief of the independent Russian news service, Novaya Gazeta – which was shuttered by the Kremlin in March following sweeping new...

Bulgarian TV crew attacked with stones while investigating pollution at Serbian mine

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, June 21, 2022 – Serbian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the recent attack on a TV crew for the...

Nearly 230 thousand fewer hospital admissions in 2020 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). During the various coronavirus pandemic waves in 2020, part...

Labour participation among young men restored | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In May 2022, labour participation among young men (76.2...

Russian journalist Insa Lander stranded at Georgia border after fleeing house arrest

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Stockholm, June 17, 2022 – Georgian authorities should allow Russian journalist Insa Lander to enter the country and work safely and...

15 journalists, media worker jailed under pre-trial arrest in Turkey

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Istanbul, June 16, 2022 – Turkish authorities should immediately release the 15 journalists and one media worker still being held after...

Unemployment slightly up in May | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In May, 3.7 million people aged 15 to 74...

Belarusian journalists Yauhen Yerchak and Dzmitry Suslau sentenced to 15 days each in detention

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, June 15, 2022 — Belarus authorities should immediately release journalists Yauhen Yerchak and Dzmitry Suslau, drop all charges against them,...

Greenhouse gas emissions 11 percent lower in Q1 2022 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableGHG emissions by source sector, Q1GHG emissions...

Voices: Domestic workers need social protection too

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). What motivates someone to advocate for workers’ rights? Meet Champa, head of a network of migrant domestic workers, who...

Exports up by nearly 3 percent in April | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The CBS Exports Radar indicates that circumstances for exports in...

Italian police search newsroom and journalist’s home, surveil news crew in leak investigation

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, June 13, 2022 – Italian authorities should stop harassing journalists and refrain from actions that could endanger the confidentiality of...

More bankruptcies in May | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableNumber of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (including sole proprietorships) adjusted for court sessions daysNumber of bankruptcies of businesses...