Migrant Forum in Asia
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PRESS CONFERENCE: Calling PH to Ratify ILO Convention 189

Regional Conference on ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Work

Media Advisory


Calling PH to Ratify ILO Convention 189

15 April 2012, Sunday, 11:10 AM – 12:00 NN

3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Caritas Building, Miriam College

Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

MANILA, Philippines – Around 70 representatives from the domestic workers movements, trade unions, migrants advocates, CSOs and faith-based groups from 14 countries in Asia will gather in Manila for a 2-day Conference which will start on 14 April to pressure the Philippine government to speed up the process of ratification of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers and champion the ratification of the Convention in the region.

While the Philippine government has been very vocal with its interest to ratify the Convention as declared during the adoption of the Convention on 16 June 2011 at the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference, the process has been very slow.

The Convention requires 2 ratifications within 12 months after its adoption for it to take effect which becomes very critical for the Philippines to speed up the ratification.

The Conference is a follow-up to the October 2011 Regional Conference also held in Manila where an alliance of domestic workers groups, trade unions, migrants advocates and civil society organizations was forged to spearhead the ratification of ILO C189 in the Asian region.

Members of the media are invited to understand why the Philippine government needs to ratify the ILO C189.

Secretariat: c/o Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA)

Address: 85-C Masikap Extension, Barangay Central, Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

Telephone: +63.2.928.2740 | Telefax: +63.2.433.3508 | Mobile: +63.921.540.5063

Email: mfa@pacific.net.hk

Contact Person:

William Gois, Migrant Forum in Asia, +63.920.960.0916

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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