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NHRC to organise international meet on rights of migrant workers

The Himalayan Times, Kathmandu, 26 September 2019 - The National Human Rights Commission is going to organise an international conference on ‘Protection of Rights of Migrant Workers’ in Kathmandu from November 12-14.

“Migration is a regular process at global level. As this is a transnational issue, effective administration and management of migrant worker requires efforts of two or more countries. Therefore, the
origin, transit and destination countries need to stand united and exchange necessary cooperation for capacity development, empowerment and protection of rights of migrant workers,” the NHRC Chairperson Anup Raj Sharma said at a meeting today.

Issues of migration have been gaining more attention throughout the world. The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was adopted at the Intergovernmental Conference on Migration in Morocco in December last year. It marks enhanced cooperation on international migration in all its dimensions and reiterates the human rights of all migrants. It sets out 23 objectives for safe, orderly and regular migration, each of which include commitments and
suggested follow-up actions for member states. Though it is not legally binding, concerned governments are responsible for ensuring that their policies and practices are consistent which the objectives of the Global Compact.



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