• 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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  • Colombo Process Member States Identified Concrete Collaborative Actions For Advancing Ethical Recruitment

    Fostering ethical recruitment is one of the thematic areas of the Colombo Process, and the Member States particularly recognize the importance of harmonizing policies and regulations in line with international standards..

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  • Nepal Assumes Colombo Process Leadership

    On 29 March 2017, Nepal succeeded Sri Lanka as Chair of the Colombo Process (CP) at a ceremony at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Headquarters in Geneva.

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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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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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