Labour migration policy and management: training modules

Migration policy and management training, including training on development of national migration policies, facilitating employment and protection of nationals.

There is considerable concern within countries of the subregion about the need to improve policies on the management of migration for work. Thailand and its neighbouring countries of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar have signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) for employment and trafficking. Mongolia has taken steps to introduce legislation to improve its administration of migration policies and to protect workers abroad and foreign workers in country.

In response to requests from constituents, the ILO Subregional Office for East Asia is implementing a project for labour migration management assistance through the ILO-Korea Partnership Programme for “Enhancing national capacity on migration management in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia and Thailand”. Within that project and to work toward strengthening the capabilities of governments, employers and workers to create policies and manage migration programmes that maximize potential benefits while protecting migrant workers, the ILO Subregional Office organized a training workshop in August 2004. In addition, the ILO developed training materials to support the process.