Colombo Process Senior Officials Meeting concludes in Colombo

CP-SOM 6may2014
The first Senior Officials' Meeting of the Colombo Process under Sri Lanka's chairmanship reached a successful conclusion on Wednesday 7 May in Colombo with discussion and agreement on key labour migration principles, including the promotion of cheaper, faster and safer transfer of remittances, standard employment contracts, ethical labour recruitment, and cooperation and dialogue with the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD). Established in 2003 in Colombo, the Colombo Process is a Regional Consultative Process on Labour Migration (RCP) of 11 labour sending countries from Asia comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam - all of who were represented at the meeting.  The IOM, SDC and ILO were also associated with the Meeting. Sri Lanka assumed the chairmanship of the Colombo Process in October 2013.
Keynote Address by Hon. Dilan Perera, Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare of Sri Lanka and Chair-in-Office of the Colombo Process
Statement by Col. Nissanka N. Wijeratne, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare.  
Summary presentation on the Colombo Process Coordination Meetings in Geneva by Ms. Manisha Gunasekera, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva and Chair of the Colombo Process Experts Group in Geneva
Concluding Statement of the Senior Officials' Meeting 6-7 May 2014

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
8 May 2014

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