• Philippines hosted the Fourth Meeting of the Thematic Area Working Group on Pre-Departure Orientation and Empowerment in Manila

    Philippines as Chair of the Colombo Process Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Pre-Departure Orientation and Empowerment (PDOE) hosted the Fourth Meeting of the TAWG..

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  • Pakistan, as the Chair of Thematic Area Working Group on Remittances, took part in the panel discussion on Remittances as a lever for the SDGs at the Global Remittances Forum

    Pakistan, as the Chair of Colombo Process Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Remittances, was invited as a guest speaker to the Global Forum on Remittances...

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  • Colombo Process Member States gathered to discuss good practices as well as possible obstacles to migrant workers’ access to Complaints Mechanisms

    Enhancing migrant workers’ access to Complaints Mechanisms is an integral part of the Colombo Process’ efforts for promoting Ethical Recruitment...

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  • Colombo Process Member States agreed on Action Points to take forward collectively to advance Regulatory Harmonization of Recruitment Intermediaries

    The Colombo Process recognizes that ensuring safe and transparent recruitment remains one of the challenges within overseas employment from the Colombo Process countries...

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  • 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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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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Philippines hosted the Fourth Meeting of the Thematic Area Working Group on Pre-Departure Orientation and Empowerment in Manila

Philippines as Chair of the Colombo Process Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Pre-Departure Orientation and Empowerment (PDOE) hosted the Fourth Meeting of the TAWG on 24 July 2018 in Manila, Philippines. The meeting was convened back-to-back with the Fourth Meeting of the TAWG on Remittances recognizing the important linkages between the two thematic areas, particularly in relation to financial education for migrant workers.

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