Migrant Forum in Asia
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Conference Statement: 2011 Asia Regional Conference on ILO Convention 189

We are more than 140 participants representing organizations from more than 20 countries and territories, including 35 national trade unions, 5 domestic workers’ organizations and 20 civil society organizations from the International Trade Union Confederation‐Asia Pacific (ITUC‐A/P), International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), Global Network‐Asia, and Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA). We convened the Asian Regional Conference on “Advocacy towards the Ratification and Implementation of ILO Convention 189 and Recommendation 201 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers” on October 24‐26, 2011 in Manila, Philippines‐‐the first ever such regional gathering since the historic 100th session of the International Labour Conference in June 2011 in Geneva. We express our appreciation for the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in making this conference possible. We are here to continue our joint efforts in ensuring decent work for domestic workers, which began in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China in 2008 and 2009, in Jakarta in 2010, in Manila after the 2010 ILC, and in Singapore before the 2011 ILC.

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About Us

MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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Quezon City 1100
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