Migrant Workers and the UN Convention on Migrant Workers’ Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region (Indonesia, 29th Nov - 3rd Dec 2004)

This project was designed to fill a significant gap in knowledge and understanding of the UN Convention on Migrant Workers (CMW) which came into force in July 2003. The objective was to develop the capacity of civil society advocates to integrate international standards into effective advocacy work through a training program developed in collaboration with NGO networks in the Asia-Pacific and Indonesia. The project brought together 35 individuals from 10 countries in the region for a consultation and training workshop.  This was held in Jakarta from November 29th to Dec 3rd 2004. 

The program was run in Bahasa Indonesian and English. Training and reference materials on human rights and on the Convention on Migrant Workers’ Rights were translated into Bahasa Indonesian.

The project successfully achieved its objectives, was very positively evaluated by participants and laid the foundation for further collaboration between DTP and regional NGOs on the rights of the region’s growing numbers of migrant workers. 

See Program Report