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Southeast Asia: Migration and Development, Human Rights, Irregular Migration

Key facts

Requesting authority: Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO); Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Experts involved: Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the Philippines, academiathe Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia), private consultants (Italy, the Philippines)
Time Frame: December 2010-December 2012

Objective

To promote an inter-governmental, results-oriented regional dialogue, to support the ongoing regional cooperation framework on mobility and migration issues, and to further the protection and promotion of rights of migrants in the region. 

Activities

Activity 1: Regional Conference “Migration and Development: Taking Stock of the Situation in Southeast Asian Countries” in Manila; 

Activity 2: Regional Conference “Regional Cooperation on International Migration, Mobility and Best Practices on Migration and Development in Southeast Asia” in Jakarta; 

Activity 3: Regional Conference “Advancing Regional Cooperation and Efforts in Preventing Irregular Migration and Protecting the Rights of Migrants” in Hanoi. 

Results and outputs

  • Better understanding of the realities of migration and mobility in the region and in each participating country; 
  • EU good practices and standards on mobility transferred, in particular in relation to the achievement of economic integration in ASEAN;  
  • Focused dialogue on issues which are not part of the existing regional forums and processes’ agenda; 
  • Conference reports provide a set of thematic policy recommendations supporting government efforts to further engage in and pursue advanced cooperation in the area of migration and mobility.