Migrant Forum in Asia
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Side event: Children and Irregular Migration

Palais des Nations, Geneva 27 September 2012 (Thursday) 13:00 – 15:00 Room XXIV

Throughout the world, the lack of channels for regular migration and restrictions to family migration cause families to live with long periods of separation, and increase the likelihood of families and children migrating irregularly or remaining in destination countries after their visa or permit has expired.

Held a day prior to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion on “The rights of all children in the context of in the context of international migration,” this event seeks to gather common concerns about the human rights of children affected by irregular migration.

Discussion will highlight challenges as well as policy measures to enable children of migrants in countries of origin and undocumented children in countries of destination to uphold their human rights.

This side event is co-organized by UNICEF, Migrants Rights International (MRI), the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), and Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA).

Download the event poster here.

To read MFA’s written submission to the CRC Day of General Discussion 2012, click here.

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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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