Events and training on labour migration

November 2014

  1. Meeting

    National Action Planning Meeting of Indonesian Trade Unions

    24 - 25 November 2014

    Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families (GAP-MDW) organized a National Action Planning Workshop for Indonesia TUs with an aim to promote decent work for migrant domestic workers through union-to-union cooperation.

  2. Event

    7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

    20 - 21 November 2014

    The 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is held on 20-21 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour is an open platform for the review, discussion and exchange of the best practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society stakeholders on key issues facing migrant workers in ASEAN. This year, the overall theme of the AFML is “Towards the ASEAN Community by 2015 with enhanced measures to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers”. There also are two subthemes, which are: “Promotion of fair and appropriate employment protection, payment of wages, and adequate access to decent working and living conditions for migrant workers” and “Coordination and role of key stakeholders to set up and implement policies and procedures to facilitate aspects of migration of workers, including recruitment, preparation, protection abroad, and return and reintegration”.

  3. Workshop

    Workshop on the Status of Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families in Paraguay-Argentina Migration Corridor

    19 November 2014

    30 representatives of the government, employers’ organizations, trade unions, domestic workers’ organizations, academia and civil society organizations discussed research findings and policy implications of a study on migrant domestic workers’ rights in the Paraguay-Argentina, conducted under the auspices of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers (GAP-MDW).

  4. Event

    Regulating recruitment: labour and criminal justice responses in preventing trafficking in persons and migrant exploitation

    18 - 19 November 2014

    In today’s globalized economy workers are increasingly looking for job opportunities beyond their home country and the recruitment and employment of workers across global supply chains is a pressing concern. While some of the cross-border recruitment process is facilitated by social and informal networks, private employment agencies play an increasing role in matching labour demand and supply across borders. Globally, the Middle East remains one of the most competitive labour markets with around 70 per cent of migrant workers coming from Asia.

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    Event

    Olive festival to support vital sector in northern Jordan economy

    18 - 20 November 2014

    As part of ILO efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, it joins forces with local partners in Irbid to host a three-day festival promoting the vital olive industry in northern Jordan.

  6. Event

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

    13 November 2014 - 22 December 2015

    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.

  7. Workshop

    Workshop of the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine on the Role of Trade Unions in the Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers

    12 November 2014

    Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU) organized a workshop on the Role of Trade Unions in the Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers the with an aim to discuss the challenges migrant domestic workers face and legal grounds of their protection, including the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work.

  8. Event

    Making fair migration a reality: Challenges and opportunities

    10 November 2014

    The Government of Italy and the ILO are co-hosting a High-level Interactive Dialogue, in the form of a panel discussion, to facilitate the sharing of views, experiences and practices from various regional perspectives.

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    ILO-EU project "Decent Work Accross Borders"

    Conference: “Insights into the migration of health professionals between the Philippines, India and Viet Nam to Europe”

    7 November 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Union (EU) jointly organize a final conference on the project “Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers”.

  10. Event

    Employers’ Regional Workshop: Hiring Migrant Workers – The Regulatory Environment

    6 - 7 November 2014

    Employers’ Regional Workshop: Hiring Migrant Workers – The Regulatory Environment was held on 6-7 November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop is organized by the ATP in collaboration with the ILO’s Bureau for Employers Activities (ACTEMP) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers. The workshop aims to support employers’ organizations to respond sufficiently to issues related to recruiting migrant workers in ASEAN. The workshop plans to increase businesses’ understanding of the implications of having regional recruitment infrastructure conductive to the free flow of skilled labour.