Seminar on The Role of Parliamentarians on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in ASEAN

06 April 2011


Seminar on

The Role of Parliamentarians on the Protection and Promotion of the

Rights of Migrant Workers in ASEAN

3-6 April, 2011, Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, the Kingdom of Cambodia



A. List of Delegates and Participants

B. Programme of Activities

C. Agenda Topic for the Seminar

D. Inaugural Ceremony

  1. Welcome Remarks by Hon. Post. Dr. Cheam Yeap, Chairperson of Commission on Economy, Finance, Banking and Audit of the Natioanal Assembly of Cambodia and Chairperson of AIPA National Group
  2. Address by Mr. Hady Riad, Counselor of German Embassy to the Kingdom of Cambodia
  3. Opening Speech by SAMDECH AKKA MOHA PONHEA CHAKREI HENG SAMRIN, President of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Presiden of AIPA.

E. Session I: Overview on Legal Frameworks and Mechanisms on Migrant Workers in ASEAN

1.    Overview on Migrant Workers in ASEAN by Dr. Bruno Maltoni Project Coordinator, International Organization for Migration, (IOM)

2.    Southeast Asian Women Migrant Workers: HOW VULNERABLE, HOW PROTECTED? by Ms. Dr. Theresa W. Devasahayam, Gender Studies Programme Coordinator Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

3.    Remittance Flow by Mr. Ya Navuth, Executive Director of the Coordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility, CARAM, Cambodia

4.    International Standards and Good Practices Concerning Protection of Migrant Workers Applicable in the ASEAN Region by Mr. Tim de Meyer, Specialist on Labor Standards, International Labor Organization (ILO)

5.    Best Practices and Lessons Learned on the Management of Migrant Workers in Cambodia by Hon. Dr. Seng Sakda, Director General of Labor of Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, Cambodia

6.    Impact of Trafficking, Smuggling and Exploiting in Persons in the Context of MigrantWorkers by Mr. Paul Buckley, Field Operations Coordinator, the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking, UNIAP Regional Office

7.    Gender Issues in Migration & Trafficking in ASEAN by Ms. Deepa Bharathi, Programme Manager Regional Programme on Empowering Women Migrant Workers UN Women East and Southeast Asia Regional Office

8.    Impact of Trafficking on Child Health, Development & Welfare by Ms. Amalee Mccoy, Regional Child Protection Specialist, United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF

9.    Challenges and Solutions by Hon. Ms. Chou Bun Eng, Secretary of State, Ministry of Interior, and Chair of the National Committee Secretariat to lead the Suppression Trafficking in person, Smuggling, Labor exploitation and Sexual exploitation of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Session II: What can Parliamentarians do to Protect and Promote the Rights of Migrant Workers – Legal Frameworks, Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Progress Reports Presented by AIPA member countries:

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao PDR
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • Myanmar.

Session III: Discussion and Approval of:

A.      Draft Resolution on “the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in ASEAN”

B.      Draft Resolution on the Report of Seminar

C.      Report of the Seminar on “the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in ASEAN.

Closing Ceremony

Closing speech by Hon. Dr. TEP Ngorn, Second Vice President of the Senate of the Kingdon of Cambodia.

Welcoming Speech and Solidarity Dinners Remarks

Hon. Mrs. Ho Naun, Chairperson of Commission on Public Health, Social Works, Veteran, Youth Rehabilitation, Labor, Vocational Training and Women’s Affairs of the National Assembly of Cambodia

Hon. Mrs. Men Sam An, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, MP and Chairperson of the Cambodian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development ( CAPPD ).

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