The 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour which carried the theme “Towards the ASEAN Community by 2015 with enhanced measures to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers” was held 20-21 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Representatives of the governments, employers’ organisations, workers’ organisations, and civil society organisations from ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat, International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women, ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE), ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), ASEAN Services Employees Trade Union Council (ASETUC), and the Task Force for ASEAN Migrant Workers (TFAMW) participated in the Forum. Guided by the relevant international labour standards, the participants agreed to recommend 20 concrete measures to promote and protect the rights and address the specific vulnerabilities of men and women migrant workers in the region particularly in relation to fulfillment of the commitments of ASEAN Member States in Article 8 and 13 of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.
Download the recommendations here http://apmigration.ilo.org/resources/7th-asean-forum-on-migrant-labour-recommendations
What They Say About Us
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