Resources on labour migration

  1. Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar agree to take actions to develop migrant welfare fund programmes

    In line with the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project’s work plan with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar (CLM), a workshop was convened to disseminate and validate the findings of a feasibility study and an operational blueprint that looked into how CLM may establish Migrant Welfare Fund (MWF) programmes.

  2. The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN (ASEAN Labour Migration Statistics) is now on the Asia Pacific Migration Network!

    The database, created by the Canadian Government-funded ASEAN TRIANGLE Project, gathers together a range of statistical sources relating to international migrants and international migrant workers in the ten ASEAN Member States in order to fill an important knowledge gap.

  3. Tripartite action for the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers in the ASEAN region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project)

    29 April 2015

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection.

  4. Providing better working and living conditions for migrant fishers in the ASEAN region

    27 April 2015

    The issue of work in fishing is important for countries in Asia, including Southeast Asia. Over 87 per cent of the world’s fishers and 73 per cent of the global fleet of fishing vessels come from Asia (FAO, 2012). Cambodian and Myanmar migrant workers, for example, work on Thai vessels fishing in Malaysian and Indonesian waters; while beyond the ASEAN region, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Filipino fishermen also work on Korean and Taiwanese vessels.

  5. Zamboanga internally displaced people (IDPs) recovery, rehabilitation and development plan for livelihood and food security cluster workshop on coordination and decent work principles and standards

    International Labour Organization (ILO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations initiated a one-day workshop for the food security and livelihood cluster in Zamboanga City last 3 March 2015.

  6. In their own voices

    02 March 2015

    An ILO-produced film documents the opportunities and obstacles on the path taken by migrant health-care workers from the Philippines.

  7. Second consultation with labour attaches from Cambodia, Laos Myanmar based in Thailand, 12 February 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

    The International Labour Organization ASEAN TRIANGLE Project and the Ministry of Labour, Thailand, have launched a series of consultations with labour attachés and embassy officials from Cambodia, Laos PDR and Myanmar now posted in Bangkok to strengthen dialogue between the ministry and labour attaches and consular officials. The 1st consultation workshop was co-hosted by the MOL and ILO on 13 June 2014. It aimed at familiarizing labour attachés and consular officials with issues relevant to the protection of their migrant work force including Thai labour laws and policies, registration procedures, complaints mechanisms, international labour standards, and the role of labour attachés. In addition, the workshop also set the objective to strengthen relationships, facilitate communication and develop synergies between the embassies, authorities, social partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The 2nd consultation on 12 February 2015 focuses on complaints mechanism

  8. Opening address at the ASEAN conference on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons

    26 January 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ASEAN conference on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons, Pasay City, Philippines, 27 January 2015

  9. Regional Conference on the Labour Dimensions of Trafficking, 27–29 January 2015, Manila, Philippines

    The Regional Conference on the Labour Dimensions of trafficking provides an opportunity to facilitate coordination and cooperation between the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) and the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOM-TC) on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons. The SOMTC currently drives the implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on Transnational Crime, ASEAN Plan of Action to Combat Transnational Crime, and Work Programme to Implement the ASEAN Plan of Action to Combat Transnational Crime. The ACMW’s workplan recognizes complementarity areas of work of its committee and SOMTC, and calls for coordination to avoid duplication of efforts.

  10. ASEAN Regional Conference of Senior Official on Strengthening the Protection and Empowerment of Women Migrant Workers

    ASEAN Regional Conference of Senior Official on Strengthening the Protection and Empowerment of Women Migrant Workers is held on 13-14 November 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines. The ILO ATP in collaboration with the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) and ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) convened a Conference among senior officials, with special focus on vulnerable groups of female migrant workers: those in domestic work, those who are victims of forced labour and trafficking, and those who are in the midst of crisis situations in destination countries. The Conference strengthened regional coordination and information sharing for the protection and empowerment of women migrant workers, and increased knowledge on and promoted gender-responsive labour migration policies and programs in both labour sending and receiving states in ASEAN. The Conference concluded with recommendations to enhance migration policies and programs affecting women migrant workers in ASEAN.