Events and training on labour migration

May 2016

  1. The central role of Decent Work in addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis: The ILO Experience

    23 May 2016

    As a side event to the World Humanitarian Summit 2016, the ILO organized a panel discussion to review good practices using decent work to strengthen the nexus between humanitarian assistance and development cooperation in situations of forced displacement.

  2. ASEAN Regional Employers Workshop: Managing Labour Mobility for Inclusion, Innovation and Business Competitiveness, 9-10 May 2016, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    9 - 10 May 2016

    Managing workforce diversity, particularly in the context of labour migration, is an essential tool for improving business competitiveness. As an employers’ component of ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP)’s Action Plan to fully engage employers’ organizations on labour migration processes in ASEAN, ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) adopted an employers’ policy framework for sustainable labour migration in ASEAN in 2013. The framework prioritizes five fundamental areas for business and policy decision makers. For the first four areas, regional workshops have taken place and background papers and policy position papers developed. This meeting is the fifth in this series on ‘Managing Diversity and Workplace Integration in the ASEAN Countries’.

  3. Good practices and lessons learned on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to realize a fair migration agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia

    5 - 7 May 2016

  4. Workshop to prepare for a Sector Study in Ghana (ECLM project)

    3 - 7 May 2016

    A Workshop was held in Accra from May 3-7 in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Centre for Migration Studies (University of Ghana), and discussed the implementation of a study of the mining and trade sectors. The agenda for the workshop can be downloaded below.

April 2016

  1. Workshop on Enhance the Cooperation between the Labour Sector and Law Enforcement in Identification, Support, and Protection of Victims of Trafficking in International Labour Migration

    28 - 29 April 2016

  2. Launch of Migrant Resource Centre - Lahore

    28 April 2016

    Department of labour and Human Resource Punjab has established a first ever Migrant Resource Centre in Lahore. The centre will provide a range of services to intended migrant workers, migrant workers and their families, counselling, pre-departure orientation and referral to save migrant workers from exploitation and abuse in the migration cycle. The department has established this centre and planned an inauguration of the centre in November with the support of EU funded ILO project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  3. Capacity Building Workshop on Strengthening the Role of ASEAN Labour Attachés in Singapore, 26 April 2016, Singapore

    26 April 2016

    The International Labour Organization ASEAN TRIANGLE Project and the Philippines Embassy in Singapore are launching a series of consultations with labour attachés and embassy officials from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam to strengthen dialogue between labour attachés and consular officials now posted in Singapore. The 1st consultation workshop is schedule to take place in Singapore on 26th April 2016. It aims at familiarizing labour attachés and consular officials on the functions and services provided by the various ASEAN embassies in Singapore on the protection of their migrant workers and to update the participants on recent developments on labour migration in the region. In addition, it aims at enhancing the capacity of ASEAN Labour Attachés in Singapore in providing service and protection for their migrant workers.

  4. Training of trainers: Financial education course for ASEAN migrants in Thailand

    25 April - 15 May 2016

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project recognizes that providing financial education for ASEAN migrants and assisting them in addressing family and cultural issues are valuable interventions that could enable them to achieve their goals for migration, and empower them through better-informed planning and decision making.

  5. The TRIANGLE Sub-Regional Advisory Committee (SURAC) Meeting

    21 - 22 April 2016

    The SURAC (Sub-regional Advisory Committee) meeting has served as an ILO platform for tripartite constituents to share information, experiences and provide guidance on anti-trafficking and migration management for over ten years.

  6. The Consultation on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

    19 April 2016

    This consultation with partners in Vietnam will shape the project at national and regional levels. Discussion will take stock of challenges to supporting women's migration and discuss how three core priorities for the project could take shape in Vietnam: promotion of migrant women’s economic empowerment, ending of violence against migrant women, and promoting migrant women’s voice in decision making and leadership roles.