ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers

ASEAN Forum on Youth Employment: Effective Youth Employment Policies and Programmes for Better Employability of Young People

The Forum recommended that ASEAN Member States tackle youth unemployment through: 1) sharing of experiences, best practices, policy, approaches and measures in tackling youth unemployment and development among ASEAN Member States; 2) raising the awareness of the ASEAN Member States on the global issues on youth employment through discussion...

8th Meeting of ACMW Drafting Team

The ACWC DT met to re-discuss chapters I - IV: 1.General Principles, 2.Definition of Migrant Workers, both documented/ regular and undocumented/irregular, 3.Fundamental Rights of Migrant Workers and Family Members 4.Specific Rights of Regular Migrant Workers. 14 articles were agreed to by 8 ASEAN Member States and two articles...

2nd Meeting of ACMW

Discussing terms of reference, work plan, and producing the Zero Draft

7th Meeting of ACMW Drafting Team

The ACMW DT discussed Chapter III on the Fundamental Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and Chapter VI on the Obligations of Receiving States. The DT agreed to re-discuss chapters I - IV during their 8th meeting in order to try to reach an consensus on...

2nd ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

The 2nd ASEAN Forum on Migrant and Labour was attended by government representatives from Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam and the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC). Representatives from various international organisations including International Labour Organisation (ILO) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM), non-governmental organisations (NGOs),...

6th Meeting of ACMW Drafting Team

The ACMW DT: 1. Discussed Chapter II of the 2nd version of the zero draft ASEAN instrument on the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers. 2. Changed the order of Chapter V and Chapter VI to: Chapter V : Obligation of sending states and Chapter VI:...

2nd Meeting of ACMW Drafting Team

Indonesia and the Philippines were tasked with developing an initial draft based on the Outline agreed upon in the first ACMW-DT meeting.

22nd ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting

The ASEAN Labour Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to support the implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. They agreed to take a phased approach in the development of the instrument, starting by focusing on issues which are comfortable with ASEAN...

1st Meeting of ACMW Drafting Team

The ACMW-DT agreed upon an outline for an ASEAN instrument on migrant workers which was the result of recommendations of a ACMW workshop held in Manila.