Events and training on labour migration

September 2014

  1. Paraguay-Argentina Bi-national Workshop on Decent Work for Migrant Domestic Workers

    20 - 21 September 2014

    Paraguay and Argentina establish a joint working agenda and develop an action plan on migration in order to promote decent work for migrant domestic workers at the bi-national meeting on Building a Labour Strategy for Decent Work of Migrant Domestic Workers, organized in the framework of the EU funded Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW).

  2. Sub-regional meeting with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar (CLM)

    18 September 2014

    Sub-regional meeting with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar (CLM) is held on 18 September 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. ILO ASEAN TRIANGLE Project hosts a one-day consultative workshop with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar (CLM) to discuss their capacity building needs to be supported by the ATP in the next two years. Representatives from CLM countries identify and share their priority areas of labour migration governance while representatives from the Philippines share their experience of managing labour migration. Sub-regional and country work plans are developed as a result of this meeting.

  3. National Tripartite Preparatory Meetings for 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

    16 September - 20 October 2014

    National Tripartite Preparatory Meetings for 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) from September to November 2014 was held in several ASEAN member states to take stock on progress to date and implementation of previous forums’ recommendations at the national level, to discuss the 7th AFML’s proposed theme, and to prepare recommendations for the 7th AFML. AFML Tripartite Preparatory Meeting Schedule: Philippines: 16th September 2014, Viet Nam: 23rd September 2014, Myanmar: 2nd October 2014, Cambodia: 9th October 2014,and Thailand: 20th October 2014

  4. Training Workshop for Al Jazeera Network on Reporting on Labour Migration and Human Trafficking

    15 - 17 September 2014

    ILO and the NGO Panos Europe Institute hold a training workshop on labour migration and human trafficking for the Al Jazeera network, familiarizing seasoned journalists and editors with with ILO standards and approach, in order to foster quality reporting on the issue worldwide.

  5. Regional Training on Strategic Management and Negotiations for ASEAN Labour Attaches

    8 - 12 September 2014

    Regional Training on Strategic Management and Negotiations for ASEAN Labour Attaches was held on 8-12 September 2014 in Makati City, Philippines. This labour attaché training programme is delivered by the ATP and the Asian Institute of Management to support the capacity of labour attachés and consular officials in ASEAN. The programme will provide participants with information on international labour standards relevant to the protection of migrant workers, the ability to effectively negotiate with different stakeholders, and joint decision makings, as well as the opportunity to network with other officials for future cooperation.

  6. National Workshop on Human Trafficking in Yemen

    6 - 8 September 2014

    The ILO and the Government of Yemen work together to draft national legislation to combat human trafficking and design an effective national strategy to ensure meaningful reform in the country.

  7. Decent Work for Migrant Domestic Workers: Side Event of the 21st Session of The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

    4 September 2014

    A side event on Decent Work for Migrant Domestic Workers, organized in the framework of the EU funded Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW), was designed as a forum to raise awareness on the human rights challenges faced by migrant domestic workers and discuss the improvement of their organizational capacities and redress mechanisms.

  8. All ATUC Affiliates Dissemination Meeting on the ASEAN Triangle Project, Opportunities and Challenges in ASEAN 2015 and Capacity Building for Trade Union Focal Points on Migrant Labour

    2 - 5 September 2014

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project supported this first activity of the ASEAN Trade Union Council and the International Trade Union Confederation-Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP) to strengthen the capacity of ATUC affiliates to institutionalize trade union initiatives and services for migrant workers, in the light of the ASEAN Integration Initiative 2015. The activities oriented ATUC affiliates on the ILO ASEAN TRIANGLE Project, the set of ATUC activities under the Project, and the opportunities and challenges in ASEAN 2015 and their implications on migrant workers and the work of trade unions.

  9. Capacity Building Workshops of the first Domestic Workers Union Founding Committee in Lebanon

    1 September 2014 - 1 January 2015

    A series of capacity building workshops for the members of the Founding Committee of the Domestic Workers Union were held with a view to strengthen organizational capacities and facilitate the establishment of the trade union for domestic workers in Lebanon. Activities were conducted within the National Federation of Workers and Employers Trade Unions in Lebanon (FENASOL).

August 2014

  1. Workshops on "Improving the governance of labour migration and the protection of migrant workers’ rights in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Egypt"

    25 August - 5 September 2014

    In the framework of the project “Improving the governance of labour migration and the protection of migrant workers’ rights in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Egypt”, ILO Tunis organized a series of three training workshops from 25 August to 5 September 2014.