4th technical meeting of focal specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

The meeting is supported by the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, which is a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the ILO.

On 22-23 March 2018, TRIANGLE in ASEAN will host the fourth technical meeting of focal specialists on international labour migration statistics in ASEAN. This workshop is the fourth in a series of regional technical meetings of focal points on labour migration statistics in the ASEAN. This group of focal points was established in 2013 and met again in 2014 and 2015. The overall objectives of the Meeting are to:
  • Brief focal specialists on the current progress and completion of the ILMS Database.
  • Present and share countries’ experiences of ILMS data collection in 1st-5th rounds of ILMS collection in ASEAN, and discuss, in particular, ways in which data sharing can be promoted among ASEAN Member States.
  • Identify national capacity-building needs on collection of statistical ILMS data, and improving survey and administrative data on labour migration.
  • Introduce the SDG monitoring framework and indicators related to labour migration (Goals 8 and 10), with specific focus on 10.7.1 on recruitment costs.
  • Prepare for the sixth phase of data collection under the ILMS Database in ASEAN.


The Meeting will bring together representatives from national governments, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Statistics, and ILO. Member states’ participants will ideally be the original (or prospective future) focal specialists from each country, including one or both of the Ministry of Labour and another Ministry responsible for data collection (e.g. National Statistical Office, Office of Immigration, etc.).