Protection of migrant workers in the recruitment and third party employment process: International standards and guiding principles given by the Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) and Private Employment Agencies Recommendation, 1997 (No. 188)
5 February 2016
This publication discusses the issue of protection of migrant workers in the employment process, in particular the international standards and guiding principles given by the Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) and Private Employment Agencies Recommendation, 1997 (No. 188).
The two-day workshop, starting from 27 January 2016, will discuss the findings of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2014 and the Labour Market Analysis.
Coordination and role of key stakeholders in setting up and implementing policies and procedures to facilitate recruitment, preparation, protection abroad, and return and reintegration: Background paper to the 7th AFML
The ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration has identified a number of guidelines on how best to promote international cooperation on labour migration.
Analytical report on the international labour migration statistics database in ASEAN: Improving data collection for evidence-based policy-making
The report provides a broad-based quantitative analysis of the current and emerging trends in international labour migration into, from, and among the ten Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
This fact sheet presents the total number of deployed migrant workers from the top six ASEAN countries of origin as well as the respective total number and percentage of deployed women migrant workers.
5th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference: Enhancing Labour Inspection through Information and Communication Technology
11 - 12 November 2015
The widespread adoption of internet and mobile technologies has transformed the global economy along with the way people live and work. It has also significantly changed how governments manage and deliver public services, including in the field of labour inspection (LI).
Policy Brief Issue No. 2: Strengthening Post-arrival Orientation Programs for Migrant Workers in ASEAN
Post-arrival Orientation Programmes include structured orientation programmes facilitated by the host countries or embassies and consulates of sending countries to the migrant workers upon their arrival at the destination countries. These programs may be delivered by governments, workers’ organizations, employers, civil society organization, or a combination of these key stakeholders. Post-arrival orientations reinforce and contextualize pre-departure orientation training.
The ILMS Database is the first of its kind in the region. It gathers together official government data from a number of statistical sources on international migrant workers’ stocks and flows within the region as well as on countries’ nationals living or working abroad. In doing so it fills an important knowledge gap, creating a powerful research tool through which policymakers and others can profile and monitor the international migrant labour force within the region. The ILMS Database is published at a critical time for the ASEAN region, as economic development, regional integration, and demographic factors continue to drive intra-regional labour mobility.
The appointment of labour attachés or consular officials to major countries of destination is one important measure for migrant sending countries to enhance the protection of their migrant workforce. The labour attaché attends to all employment-related matters while consular officials attend to other issues such as consular services and police cases involving migrant workers.
Skills matching and labour mobility: A policy position paper of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers
As part of the employers’ component of the ASEAN Triangle project an Action Plan to fully engaging employers’ organizations in ASEAN processes was developed with the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE.) Five priority areas namely: skills matching and mobility, occupational safety and health, hiring of migrant workers, elimination of forced labour and human trafficking, and non-discrimination in the workplace were identified. Regional meetings, training, policy and research work in each of these areas (with non-discrimination to follow in early 2016) were undertaken to strengthen the voice of employers in national and regional level policy discussions. These publications are the ACE policy position papers on four of the priority areas that were drafted, discussed and adapted as a result of regional meetings and workshops and later adopted by ACE