International Conventions

CEDAW General recommendation No. 26 on women migrant workers
Convention; CEDAW Committee, United Nations, 2009
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Outlines recommendations that respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of women migrant workers, against sex- and gender-based discrimination
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ILO Equality of Treatment (Social Security) (No. 118)
Convention; International Labour Organisation, 1962
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A convention for the adoption of certain proposals with regard to equality of treatment of nationals and non-nationals in social security
Keywords: international conventions, poverty,better working conditions, insurance and pension

ILO Maintenance of Social Security Rights Convention (No. 143)
Convention; International Labour Organisation, 1982
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A convention concerning the establishment of an international system for the maintenance of rights in social security (Entry into force: 11 Sep 1986)
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ILO Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention (No. 143)
Convention; International Labour Organisation, 1975
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A Convention concerning Migrations A convention protecting international migrant workers from abusive conditions and the promotion of equality of opportunity and treatment of migrant workers.
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ILO Migration for Employment Convention (No. 66)
Convention; International Labour Organisation, 1939
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A convention concerning the recruitment, placement and conditions of labour of migrants for employment
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ILO Migration for Employment Convention (revised) (No. 86)
Convention; International Labour Organisation, 1949
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A recommendation concerning migration for employment revising an earlier similar convention of 1939.
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ILO Migration for Employment Convention (revised) (No. 97)
Convention; International Labour Organisation, 1949
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A Convention recommending concerning migration for employment revising an earlier similar convention of 1939.
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ILO Protection of Migrant Workers (Underdeveloped Countries) (Recommendation) (No. 100)
Recommendation; International Labour Organisation, 1955
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A recommendation for the adoption of certain proposals concerning the protection of migrant workers in underdeveloped countries and territories
Keywords: international conventions, poverty, distress migration, scheduled tribes, remittances

ILO Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention (no. 102)
Convention; International Labour Organisation, 1952
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This convention lays down guidelines for design and implementation of social security law. It provides for a comprehensive definition of social security and prescribes minimum standards for countries which have ratified the Convention.
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International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Convention; United Nations, 2003
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A Convention safeguards human rights of all migrant workers and members of their families
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Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crimes
Protocol; United Nations, 2000
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A special protocol to obligate states to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, paying particular attention to women and children; to protect and assist the victims of trafficking, with full respect for their human rights; and to promote cooperation among states in order to meet those objectives.
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SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution
Convention; South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, 2002
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The Convention deals with the various aspects of prevention and suppression of trafficking in women and children; repatriation and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking and prevention of use of women and children in international prostitution networks, particularly where countries of the SAARC region are the countries of origin, transit and destination.
Keywords: Regional Instruments

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Convention; United Nations, 1989
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A convention to protect the interests of children against all forms of discrimination or punishment on the basis of the status, activities, expressed opinions, or beliefs of the child’s parents, legal guardians, or family members.
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UN International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights
Covenant, United Nations, 1966
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A convention that recognises the ideal of free human beings enjoying freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights.
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UN International Convenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Covenant, United Nations, 1966
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A convention that recognises the ideal of free human beings enjoying freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy economic, social and cultural rights, as well as civil and political rights.
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UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Convention; United Nations, 1979
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A convention calling for the end of discrimination on the basis of sex and recognising the role of women in society and economy.
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UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Convention; United Nations, 1966
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A convention to promote and encourage universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.
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UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights
Declaration, United Nations, 1948
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A universal declaration recognising the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all human beings.
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UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Convention; UNESCO, 2003
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A convention to to ensure respect for the intangible cultural heritage of the communities, groups and individuals concerned; raise awareness and international cooperation on cultural diversity issues.
Keywords: culture, International Conventions

UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Convention; UNESCO, 2005
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A convention to to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions.
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UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
Declaration, UNESCO, 2001
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A Declaration signed after the wake of September 2001 events urging States to reaffirm their conviction that intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of peace and to reject outright the theory of the inevitable clash of cultures and civilizations.
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