Monthly Archives: December 2013

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[Reports] ILO Reports submitted to the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC)

MFA has identified the ILC as a crucial forum that would set the tone for international migration policy and hence, a process the MFA members needed to engage in. In 2004, MFA participated in the ILC General Discussion on Migration. MFA also actively engaged the ILC in the lead up to the adoption of ILO Convention 189 on domestic work. MFA has also strongly campaigned for the ratification of the ILO Conventions 97, 143 and 189.

The 2014 ILC has included in its agenda two major issues that impact migrants’ rights: 1) Strengthening Action to End Forced Labour and 2) Transitioning from the Informal to Formal Economy. In line with this, the ILO has released two reports providing information on the law and practice concerning workers in the informal economy and workers subjected to forced labour. The reports were released with the aim of coming up with a standard setting to address issues of forced labour and workers in the informal economy. The law and practice reports can be accessed at the following links: