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Webinar highlights migrant workers’ issues

Borneo Bulletin, Brunei, 30 December 2021 - The Bangladeshi High Commission in Brunei Darussalam recently organised a webinar titled ‘Issues Related to Migrant Workers in Brunei’ to help Bangladesh nationals working in the Sultanate.

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 06, 2022 05:45 PM |
Addressing Challenges Faced by Taiwan’s Migrant Workers

The Diplomat, Taiwan, 30 December 2021 - Taiwan has relied heavily on migrant workers who make huge contributions in the manufacturing and electronic sectors. While these workers are helping sustain the growth of Taiwan’s economy, their rights and dignity often take second place after company profits.

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 06, 2022 05:43 PM |
Govt raising migrant workers' issues 'at bilateral, multilateral forums'

The Himalayan Times, Nepal, 30 December 2021 - Minister of Foreign Affairs Narayan Khadka has said that the government has been raising the issues of safe migration and protection of the rights and welfare of the Nepali migrant workers with priority at bilateral and multilateral forums.

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 06, 2022 05:41 PM |
Govt. urged to ratify ILO Convention to protect migrant domestic workers who contribute much to country’s economy

The Island, Sri Lanka, 30 December 2021 - Chairperson of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, has urged the government to ratify “ILO Convention No. 189 in order to better protect and safeguard the rights and interests of domestic workers, who make a substantial contribution to the economy of Sri Lanka, especially through foreign remittances”

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 06, 2022 05:39 PM |
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Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families: Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners

Social security is a basic human right. Yet, 4.1 billion people worldwide have no access to social protection including healthcare. These men, women and children are left unprotected. This includes millions of migrant workers, refugees, and their families. They face legal and practical challenges to access social protection. This has socio-economic repercussions not only for migrants but for all of society, including adverse impact on income security, poverty, inequality and on social integration. Many options exist to secure and maintain social security rights across borders, and the ILO has brought these policy options and practices together in a global guide that can inform governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations as well as other stakeholders in their efforts to extend social protection to migrant workers and refugees. Providing all people with social protection is ever more urgent as we recover from the deep impacts and inequalities of the COVID-19 crisis. The Guide is the outcome of long-standing collaboration between the ILO, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO).

Posted by Site Admin at Nov 08, 2021 12:00 AM |
TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 18, 2021 12:00 AM |
Supporting migrant workers during the pandemic for a cohesive and responsive ASEAN Community

This thematic background paper was prepared to inform and guide the discussions of the 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML). The AFML is an annual multi-stakeholder forum of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW). The 13th AFML was hosted by the Government of Viet Nam, as the 2020 Chair of ASEAN and the ACMW, and was held on 10 and 12 of November 2020 in Hanoi, Viet Nam, and online. A draft version of this paper was distributed for discussion during the 13th AFML.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 18, 2021 12:00 AM |
Implementation of recommendations from the 3rd to 12th ASEAN Forums on Migrant Labour (AFML)

This paper was prepared as the progress review background paper for the 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) held on the 10 and 12 November 2020 in Viet Nam and online. The AFML is a multi-stakeholder open forum held annually as part of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) Work Plan. Since 2012, progress on the implementation of AFML recommendations has been monitored by the ILO through the preparation of biennial progress review papers. The current paper is the fifth in this series, following the development of previous progress review background papers for the 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th AFMLs.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 18, 2021 12:00 AM |
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