Daily Times, Pakistan, 25 April 2016 - The country’s first-ever Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) is functional now to ensure the welfare and protection of the migrant workers through providing them accurate and timely information on safe and legal migration.
TEMPO.CO, Indonesia, 22 April 2016 - Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea John A. Prasetio said that the issue with fake certificates for Indonesian migrant workers had damaged the country’s reputation.
GMA News, The Philippines, 19 April 2016 - A senior Philippine diplomat was elected to a top United Nations post for the protection of migrant workers, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday.
The Royal Government of Cambodia and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is pleased to launch the Labour Migration Policy for Cambodia 2015-2018. This Policy builds on the previous Policy on Labour Migration for Cambodia 2010-2015, expanding on the three main objectives of (1) formulation and implementation of rights-based and gender- sensitive policy and legislation through social dialogue at all levels; (2) protection and empowerment of men and women migrant workers regardless of their status through all stages of the migration process; and (3) harnessing labour migration and mobility to enhance social and economic development in Cambodia recognising that migrant workers are agents of innovation and development. The Policy includes clear goals related to migration and development, migration management and the protection of migrant workers, and specific actions designed to achieve these goals. The document also provides a structure for monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the policy, filling an identified gap in the implementation of the previous policy.
This report is the first assessment of the efficacy of the complaints mechanism available to migrant workers, and explores the complexities facing workers and authorities when a complaint is lodged. Assessment of the Complaints Mechanism for Cambodian Migrant Workers presents the results of an assessment that considered the legislation and policy governing migrant worker complaints and the experiences of migrant workers and authorities in navigating the complaints system.
This publication series documents and consolidates the outputs of the regional meetings to better inform employers’ activities, and summarizes the position of employers’ on the priority issues on labour migration in the ASEAN region. It gives the context of these priority areas as well as the policy position papers agreed upon as a result of the regional workshops.
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