• Colombo Process gathered to discuss Remittance issues and initiatives at the Fourth Meeting of Thematic Area Working Group on Remittances chaired by Pakistan

    Colombo Process gathered to discuss Remittance issues and initiatives at the Fourth Meeting of Thematic Area Working Group on Remittances chaired by Pakistan..

     

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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..

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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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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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Message from Mr. Mahesh Prasad Dahal, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Government of Nepal.

The Colombo Process (CP) Member States are engaged in regular dialogues and cooperation to make important strides in improving labour mobility and migration governance to ensure the economic well-being, social protection and fundamental rights of the migrant workers.

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