• Colombo Process convened the first joint Thematic Area Working Group meeting on Skills and Qualification Recognition and Labour Market Analysis

    Sri Lanka as the Chair of the Colombo Process Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Skills and Qualification Recognition and Thailand as the Chair of the TAWG on Labour Market Analysis co-hosted a joint TAWG meeting..

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  • Nepal, as the Chair of the Colombo Process, delivered a statement at the Global Compact for Migration Preparatory (stocktaking) Meeting

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 4 December 2017: The stocktaking phase of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is currently taking place from 4-6 December 2017 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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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.

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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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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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