Events and training on labour migration

March 2016

  1. Panel discussion: “Addressing the labour market impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people”

    21 March 2016

    The ILO's Governing Body held a high-level panel with heads of relevant international organizations to share their views on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on host societies and their labour markets, and to explore ways of enhancing the ILO’s role and inter-agency cooperation.

  2. Launch of new project to combat unacceptable forms of work in the Thai fishing and seafood industry

    17 March 2016

    The launch and signing ceremony of the EU-funded project, Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry.

  3. Policy seminar “Migrants in Cities” under the EU-China migration and mobility support project (MMSP)

    17 - 18 March 2016

    The policy seminar aims at extending support to policy-makers in formulating new, improved policies in support of sustainable and inclusive development by highlighting the positive potential of migration and migrants and measures to tackle the risks of mixed migratory flows. It will underline the role of city and local authorities in urban planning and implementation and will bring to light the bi-locality of migrants, impacting urban as well as rural development, hence contributing to poverty reduction.

  4. ASEAN TRIANGLE Project’s Fourth Project Advisory Committee Meeting

    17 March 2016

    The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has met once a year since the inception of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project. The project’s outputs are consistent with ASEAN priorities, targets and commitments, as reflected in the work plans of several regional processes such as the ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting and the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.

  5. The migrant workers protection in Honduras

    14 March 2016

    Both institutions have been working in the coordination improvement regarding a better protection of migrant workers, in topics like statistics information exchange and obtaining a work permit.

  6. Regional South-South Cooperation Seminar on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean Region

    8 - 10 March 2016

    Regional Seminar attended by ILO constituents and other stakeholders from 5 countries from Latin American and the Caribbean aiming at encouraging collaborative actions based on social dialogue and geared to promoting well-governed labour mobility within the protection framework of international human and international labour standards.

  7. Seminar: Project research & labour market effects in Africa

    8 March 2016

    During this research seminar, held on March 9, 2016, the ECLM project team presented an overview of two elements of the research methodology as well as preliminary findings on the labour market position of immigrants in Ghana and the labour market impact of immigration in Rwanda.

  8. First Joint Meeting of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers and the ASEAN Trade Union Council

    8 - 9 March 2016

    Both ACE and ATUC have acknowledged the value of holding this joint meeting between ATUC and ACE to address emerging issues, build trust and put forward common positions to the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) and Senior Labour Officials Meeting (SLOM).

February 2016

  1. Consultation on Formation of Federation of Recruitment Agencies

    26 February 2016

    Following from earlier consultations held in 2015, this consultation with invitees from all state associations of recruitment agencies aims to arrive at an agreement on formation of a national federation, its roles, office bearers etc.

  2. Fourth Capacity Building Workshop on Strengthening the Role of Labour Attachés in Thailand

    26 February 2016

    The appointment of labour attachés or consular officials to major countries of destination is an important measure for migrant sending countries to ensure the protection of their migrant workforce. Labour attachés perform a vital role in the protection of migrant workers and in the development of effective labour migration policies. This fourth workshop is being held with the specific objective to update labour attachés and consular officials on developments in migration in ASEAN and on recent changes to Thailand’s labour migration policies and practices.