Some links for more understanding on migrant labor issues:

  1. International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
  2. ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers
  3. Dhaka Principles on Migration with Dignity
  4. UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
  5. Resolution of the General Assembly on the protection of migrants, 2012 – A/RES/67/172
  6. Resolution of the Human Rights Council on the human rights of migrants, 2013 – A/HRC/RES/23/20

ILO Instruments on Migrant Workers

  1. C097 – Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), 1949 (No. 97)
  2. R086 – Migration for Employment Recommendation (Revised), 1949 (No. 86)
  3. C143 – Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975 (No. 143)
  4. R151 – Migrant Workers Recommendation, 1975 (No. 151)

More ILO resources

The SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution

Ethical Journalism Network’s Resources on Migration

Some Important Organizations & Websites

Global Forum On Migration and Development (GFMD)
UN orchestrated international forum on migration and development. Includes civil society days as an entry point for wider civil society participation by business and NGOs.

The Hague Process
The 2002 Declaration of The Hague on the Future of Refugee and Migration Policy is based on the vision of a just world where refugees and migrants contribute to economic and social development, cultural richness and diversity without suffering discrimination and human rights violations. The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (Foundation THP) has as its mission to support the implementation of this Declaration.

International Labour Organisation (ILO)
UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized labour and human rights. ILO page on lobor migration

International Organisation for Migration IOM
IOM is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

Migrant Forum in Asia
MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers

Recruitment Reform is a global civil society initiative to aggregate current news, research, campaigns, and policy initiatives on international labour migration and recruitment.

Migrants Rights International

MRI is a global, non-governmental alliance of migrant associations, human rights, labor, religious, academic and other organizations which operate at the local, national, regional or international level. is online content-based advocacy forum that aims to advance the rights of migrant workers in the Middle East, and to encourage social action to address human rights abuses.

SDC Migration Network
The basic working platform of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) “Migration and Development Network”. The site offers information on concepts, tools, lessons learned, policies and processes, training opportunities and expertise.

Center for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Nepal

The Thailand Migration Report 2019

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