Monday, 11 April 2016

The 5th Ambassadorial-Level Meeting of the Geneva-based Colombo Process representatives took place on 15 March 2016 at IOM Headquarters, and was pleased to have IOM’s Director General participate as well. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss amendments to the Operating Modalities as mandated by the 3rd Colombo Process SOM on 4-5 November 2015 to be worked on at the Geneva level. The Ambassadors along with their experts have come together numerous times over....


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Thursday, 31 March 2016


The 3rd Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo Process (CP SOM) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 04th and 05th of November 2015, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Employment, Sri Lanka with technical and financial assistance from IOM.


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Friday, 06 November 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka – A two-day Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo Process (CP) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 4-5 November 2015 has resulted in far reaching concrete decisions and recommendations aimed at advancing collective efforts for safe and skilled labour migration management by sending countries in Asia. These include the setting up of a Colombo Process Technical Support Unit (CP TSU) in Colombo, to provide support to all the CP countries in pursuing the goals and actions set in the current thematic priorities of the CP and any other areas that the CP would agree to in the future. 


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Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Hon. Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Foreign Employment and Chair in Office of the Colombo Process, Mr. G.S. Withanage, Secretary of Minister of Foreign Employment, Distinguished representatives from Capitals of the Colombo Process (CP) Member States, and Colleagues from Geneva based Permanent Missions of the CP Member States Representatives from Swiss Development Cooperation, UAE and Nigeria, Representatives of IOM and other International Organizations, and civil society organizations Ladies & Gentlemen,


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Friday, 23 October 2015

Initiatives for migrants from the Asian region taken under Sri Lanka's Chairmanship of the Colombo Process (CP) was commended at the Fifth Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretaries of Regional Consultative Processes on Migration (RCPs), held in Cairo, Egypt, 21-22 October 2015.


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