“We wanted workers, but human beings came”: Human Rights and Temporary Labour Migration Programme in and from Asia and the Pacific

GENEVA States must do more to uphold the human rights of migrant workers, the UN Human Rights Office said today as it launched a new report on temporary labour migration programmes within and from the Asia-Pacific region – the largest single region of origin of migrants in the world.   The report, entitled “We wanted […]

IOM DTM Thailand COVID-19 Perception Survey Round 2 Factsheet – Chanthaburi Province (May – August 2022)

This factsheet aims to provide a snapshot of the perceptions, needs and challenges related to COVID-19, the vaccine and the booster vaccine among the Myanmar migrant population in Thailand in mid-2022 according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix’s (DTM) COVID-19 Perception Survey Round 2. Data collection for Round 2 was initiated after the completion of Round […]

Colder weather forecast for most of Thailand for next four days

Temperatures are forecast to fall by another 6-8oC in the north and north-east and by 3-5oC in the eastern and central regions, including Bangkok and its peripherals, from tomorrow until Tuesday, according to the Meteorological Department.   The cold weather is the result of the arrival of another strong cold front from China, which is […]

The Italian Embassy in Washington celebrates the Italian National Space Day

Mariangela Zappia, Italian Ambassador to the US, speaks at the Italian National Space Day WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., hosted the “Italian National Space Day” on Thursday 15 December. The celebration was launched in 2020 by the Italian government, to commemorate the launch in 1964 of the […]

“Stop Human Asteroid” Avaaz calls for action to stop extinction crisis as COP15 reaches endgame

Jurassic Park actor James Cromwell joins Avaaz and giant dinosaur to resist asteroids with faces of world leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, UK Stop the Human Asteroid MONTREAL, Dec. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Protestors from Avaaz, together with Jurassic Park actor James Cromwell have demanded action to “Stop The Human Asteroid” […]