8th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

The 8th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) carries the theme Empowering the ASEAN Community through Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. The Forum is convened and hosted by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of Malaysia, with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat, ILO, IOM, UN Women and the Taskforce on ASEAN Migrant Workers (TFAMW).

The 8th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour provides an open platform for review, discussion and exchange of best practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society stake-holders on key issues facing migrant workers in South East Asia, and develops recommendations to advance the implementation of the principles of the ASEAN Declaration on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. The 8th AFML carries two sub-themes:

Theme 1: Occupational safety and health to foster a safe and healthy working environment;
Theme 2: Labour inspection to ensure workplaces provide minimum employment rights.