WHAT IS NDB OPERA?
NDB OPERA is a flagship initiative of NDB GROUP to promote the ethical recruitment of migrant workers.
It was launched by NEREIDES DE BOURBON GROUP (NDB GROUP) in partnership with NEREIDES CLUB - INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL DIPLOMACY CORPORATION (NC).
NDB OPERA is a global multi-stakeholder technology platform that supports governments, civil society, the private sector and recruitment agencies to establish ethical recruitment as the norm in cross-border labour migration.
The engine of NDB OPERA operates as a disruptive, business-led advocacy platform that brings education, human rights protection, transparency, efficiency, order, combating forced labour and exploitation bypassing corrupt labour brokers (middlemen).
NDB OPERA conducts research and develops tools, guidelines and approaches to support responsible recruitment and hiring.
We strive to make the world a safer place where vulnerable people have equal opportunities, freedom of movement and self-affirmation.
We fight to protect human rights, including the right to equality and freedom from abuse, discrimination and harm, the right to work, the right to housing, social security, health and education.
We campaign for fair and equal treatment of people who cannot fully participate in society because of political problems, wars, unjust laws and policies that prevent them from enjoying their human rights.
Our work is people-centered!
We focus on the people whose equality, rights and dignity are being challenged or denied.
We stand up for freedom!
NDB OPERA fosters international recruitment fair for all stakeholders:
labour migrants, employers, recruiters and countries of origin and destination.
It does this by:
- Promoting respect for the rights of migrant workers;
- Enhancing transparency and accountability in recruitment;
- Advancing the Employer Pays Principles; and
- Strengthening public policies, regulations and enforcement mechanisms.
NDB OPERA refers to Goal 6 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, published by UN member States on 10 December 2018 and endorsed by the UN General Assembly on 19 December 2018.
The priorities of the NDB OPERA include
- Awareness raising and capacity building
- Voice and empowerment of migrant workers
- Regulation of international recruitment
- Voluntary certification of private/public recruitment agencies (Ambassadors)
- Partnership and dialogue with stakeholders.
NDB OPERA aims to drive positive change in the international recruitment industry and enforce a global ban on recruitment commissions for workers.
In particular, NDB OPERA works to
CREATE DEMAND for responsible recruitment by educating on the positive benefits of ethical practises and developing tools to help companies implement the Employer Pays Principle;
INCREASE SUPPLY for an ethical workforce by creating an enabling environment and supporting the development and implementation of systems to identify and use ethical recruitment agencies;
IMPROVE PROTECTION for migrant workers through effective regulation;
DEVELOP INTEGRATION for migrant workers through effective partnerships with governments, government agencies, GOs, NGOs, social consortia and industry in destination countries