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CSO Statement to the Senior Officials Meeting of the Colombo Process

Statement of Civil Society Representatives to the
Senior Officials Meeting of the Colombo Process Countries
Colombo, 7 May 2014


The civil society (CS) representatives to the Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo Process Countries welcome and congratulate Sri Lanka for framing a proactive strategic plan for the next two years for the Colombo Process. The representatives believe that such a visionary plan will provide much needed momentum to the Process.

The CS representatives appreciate Sri Lanka’s initiative in acknowledging the role of the CSOs and for facilitating the participation of the CS representatives in this meeting. The CS representatives commit to constructively engage with this intergovernmental initiative in its future activities.

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2014 PGA: The Global Economy in Crisis: Bringing Migrants Rights to Development & Crisis Situations

This year, governments meet in Stockholm, Sweden for the 7th Global Forum on Migration & Development. Civil society movements led by migrants rights groups, unions and organizations, will gather at the 8th Peoples' Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights to raise our collective voices on critical issues affecting our communities.

The program for the 2014 PGA is “The Global Economy in Crisis: Bringing Migrants Rights to Development & Crisis Situations.”

You can find more details of the program here

 

ASIAN INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CAUCUS ON LABOUR MIGRATION: 2nd Advisory Committee Meeting and Fact-Finding Mission to Malaysia

PRESS STATEMENT

14-16 April 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We, the members of the Advisory Committee of the Asian Inter-Parliamentary Caucus on Labour Migration representing fifteen countries, met on 14-16 April in Kuala Lumpur for the 2nd Advisory Committee Meeting and Fact-Finding Mission to inquire on the situation of migrant workers in Malaysia.

We consulted the Members of Parliament, Migration Working Group, Migrant Care, Malaysian Trade Union Congress, trade unions, Bar Council Malaysia, the National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), foreign missions and migrant leaders as part of our investigation.

We identified eighteen recommendations to promote and protect the rights of migrant workers in Malaysia which also includes the quality of life of migrant workers.

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Regional Training Workshop on Ethical Business and Recruitment Practices in Labour Migration in the Middle-East, North Africa and Asia

The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP), Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) and the Middle-East Centre for Training and Development are inviting applications for a regional training workshop on migrant workers and the responsibilities of the private sector in the Middle-East, North Africa and Asia. This training course will take place in Dubai, UAE, from 1 May to 4 May, 2014.

The training program will build the knowledge and skills of individuals concerned with the situation of migrant workers in the Middle East. It will build knowledge of relevant international standards and practices and skills in using available mechanisms in their advocacy, and in engaging with private sector actors. The residential program will also provide a valuable forum for the sharing of knowledge and skills, and for the building of support networks.

The brochure and application form can be accessed here. Candidates should fill out the form and email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include letters of recommendation from two referees. Letters should be a maximum of one page in length. The closing date for application is on 4 April 2014. Applications will be acknowledged soon after receipt. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application soon after the closing date.

 
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MFA Partners

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