International Labour Standards on migrant workers' rights: Guide for policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific

Serves as a reference guide explaining the rights of migrant workers from the vantage point of the migrant worker to policymakers and practitioners.

Different countries experience different labour market needs and it is one of the tasks of social dialogue in Asian and Pacific societies to find the optimal blend between the national and migrant workforce. Whatever the outcome of that dialogue may be, proponents and opponents at the international level agree on at least one point: Everyone will only benefit from orderly migration. This implies that the exploitation of regular or irregular migrant workers is never an option.