Drafting committee for ASEAN Charter for protection and promotion of migrant workers’ rights meets

Nay Pyi Taw, 2 Sept

The 13th  meeting  of  the drafting  committee  for ASEAN Charter for protection and promotion of the rights  of  migrant  workers kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw on  Monday,  attended  by Union Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security  U  Aye  Myint  and deputy ministers, representatives from ASEAN Secretariat and officials.

The  meeting  was aimed  at  holding  discussions  on  progress  in  drafting  the  Charter  and  works to  be  done.  Drafting  the Charter started in 2011 will be completed in 2014. The 13th  meeting  was  the  second time for Myanmar as it hosted the 9th meeting. The 14th meeting will take place in Malaysia and LPDR will host the 15th meeting.

The ASEAN Charter for protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers is an essential prerequisite for establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015.

With its approval in 2014, an ASEAN standard will emerge and will be of great benefit  to  migrant  workers  working  not  only  in the region but also in other countries. Being a host, Myanmar will have an opportunity to lead the discussions on the Charter.

A total of 54 participants are present at the meeting  scheduled  to  hold till Wednesday.

SOURCE www.president-office.gov.mm