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Panel 2: Decent work - 6th Informal Thematic Session, Global Compact on Migration
12 Oct 2017 -  PANEL 2: Decent work and labour mobility

This panel will discuss the promotion of labour migration that benefits societies of origin, transit and destination, and protects the rights of migrant workers and their families, particularly women, youth and those in precarious employment. The panel will examine ways to promote and facilitate regular labour mobility, including circular, temporary and permanent migration, including through bilateral and regional arrangements. It will further explore ways to safeguard and realize decent work for migrant workers to enhance the development outcomes for them and their families, as well as for countries of origin, transit and destination. The panel will focus on reducing the costs of labour migration, fair and ethical recruitment, comprehensive national labour migration policies aligned with international standards, and social protection.
• Mr. Ibrahim Awad, Professor, Director, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, The American University in Cairo
• Ms. Jenna Hennebry, Director of the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) at Wilfrid Laurier University
• Ms. Vicky Kanyoka, Africa Regional Coordinator at International Domestic Workers’ Federation
Moderator: H.E. Mr. Ravinatha Pandukabhaya Aryasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva
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