• Presentation at the High-level Panel: Towards the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

    The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was held on 6 – 8 November 2017 in Bangkok.

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  • The Colombo Process reiterated their recommendations for the promotion of safe, orderly and regular labour mobility at the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Thematic Session 6 in Geneva

    The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)...

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  • Colombo Process Member States Consultation on Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)

    The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which was adopted by Member States of the UN on 19 September 2016, initiated a process of intergovernmental consultations and negotiations to develop a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

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  • The 9th Ambassadorial-Level Meeting of the Geneva-based Colombo Process Representatives

    The 9th Ambassadorial-Level Meeting of the Geneva-based Colombo Process representatives took place on 4 August 2017 at IOM Headquarters. 

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  • Colombo Process submitted a statement on Remittances to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Thematic Session 4 “Contributions of migrants” in New York

    Colombo Process under the leadership of the Chair of the Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Remittances, Pakistan, has submitted a statement to the GCM..

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What’s Colombo Process

The Colombo Process is a Regional Consultative Process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origins in Asia. According to best estimates, over 2.5 million Asian workers leave their countries every year under contract to work abroad. A large proportion of workers from South and Southeast Asia head for the Gulf States to perform various types of service, trade and construction jobs, while others move to North America, Europe and Asian countries. As the Asian overseas worker populations grow in numbers and diversify in terms of destination and source, their impact is increasingly felt.

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Presentation at the High-level Panel: Towards the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was held on 6 – 8 November 2017 in Bangkok. The meeting aimed at identifying key migration issues, challenges and priorities for the Asia-Pacific region and to provide forum to share on existing national, bilateral, sub-regional and regional arrangements to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration and to come up with regional input to the stocktaking meeting which will be held in Mexico in December 2017.

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