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Forum: Students should find ways to help integrate migrant workers into society

The Straits Times, Singapore, 15 November 2021 - The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how disconnected the migrant worker community is from the larger Singapore society.

Posted by Site Admin at Nov 25, 2021 06:28 PM |
Taiwan likely to open to Thai migrant workers next

Taiwan News, Taiwan, 15 November 2021 - The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is indicating that Thais will be the next nationality allowed to enter Taiwan as migrant workers following Indonesians.

Posted by Site Admin at Nov 25, 2021 06:25 PM |
Taiwan to provide jabs for unvaccinated migrant worker arrivals

Taiwan News, Taiwan, 15 November 2021 - As migrant workers will soon start arriving in Taiwan under a special program to alleviate labor shortages in some industries, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 15) said there will be multiple channels for unvaccinated migrants to be inoculated against COVID-19.

Posted by Site Admin at Nov 25, 2021 06:24 PM |
Thailand’s CCSA agrees how to safely bring in migrant workers, including Cambodians

Khmer Times, Thailand, 14 November 2021 - The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved a process to bring migrant workers into the country to solve the ongoing labour shortage, complete with rules to ensure they are free of infectious diseases.

Posted by Site Admin at Nov 25, 2021 06:22 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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