Capacity Building on Human Rights and Migrant Workers in the Asia/Pacific Region (Timor-Leste, 7-11 September, 2009)

Capacity Building on Human Rights and Migrant Worker sin the Asia/Pacific Region (Timor-Leste, 7th-11th September, 2009) 


The Diplomacy Training Program’s (DTP’s) 6th Regional Capacity Building Program focusing on the rights of migrant workers took place in Dili, Timor-Leste from September 7 – 11 2009, at the invitation of DTP’s Founder and Patron, President Jose Ramos-Horta. The program aimed to develop the knowledge and skills of advocates working in very different roles and contexts to promote and protect the rights of migrant workers and their families.  It aimed to explore how individuals working in NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Trade Unions could work together more effectively within specific jurisdictions and across borders. 

The program was an intense one, with a focus on the international standards and accountability mechanisms most relevant to migrant workers and the realities of life for migrant workers in different countries. Even so it was only able to skim the surface on some important issues and was unable to engage with others.


The Project Report is here.