Proceedings of the Second Policy Dialogue of the Roles of Countries of Origin

From 16-17 September, Mekong Migration Network (MMN) organised the second Policy Dialogue on the Roles of Countries of Origin in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. More than 40 representatives from governments, civil society organisations (CSO), recruitment agencies’ associations from Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, the Embassies of the Republic of the Philippines and Japan in Phnom Penh, intergovernmental organisations, and international non-governmental organisations gathered to hear research findings from MMN’s most publication “Social Protection Across Borders: Roles of Mekong Countries of Origin in Protecting Migrants’ Rights” and discuss how countries of origin can expand their role in enhancing migrants’ access to social protection across borders. The Policy Dialogue took place in tandem with a Labour Ministerial Conference held on 17 September in Siem Reap between governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (CLMTV) aimed at creating a joint framework on the portability of social security for migrant workers in CLMTV.

To read the proceedings of the second policy dialogue, click here.