Events and training on labour migration

April 2016

  1. 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”.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Pilot testing a fair recruitment model in the apparel industry

    11 April 2016

    The ILO’s FAIR project is currently implementing in collaboration with BWJ a pilot intervention model to eliminate deceptive and coercive recruitment practices in the apparel industry in Jordan and thus reduce the vulnerability of migrant workers to forced labour. The aim of this pilot intervention is to demonstrate that fair recruitment is possible and that it benefits both employers and workers. A one-day workshop will be organized on April 11th, 2016 in Amman to present the objectives and expected results of this pilot programme.

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.