• 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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  • Summary Report of the Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting and the Fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process

    The Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) and the Fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process (CP) were convened on 24 - 25 August 2016...

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  • Ambassadors of the Colombo Process Member States in Sri Lanka gather for the latest update on the progress and achievements of the Colombo Process under the Sri Lanka’s Chairmanship

    Under the auspices of Honourable Thalatha Atukorale, the Minister of Foreign Employment, Sri Lanka, and the Chair-in-Office of the Colombo Process (CP)...

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  • Thematic Area Working Group on Skills and Qualification Recognition met for its Second Meeting via Bluejeans

    The Chair of the Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Skills and Qualification Recognition, Sri Lanka, convened the Second Meeting for the TAWG on 1 December 2016

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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 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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