4 June 2013

The Philippines emphasise migrants protection as shared responsibility

The protection of migrants is a shared responsibility between the sending and destination states, stressed the Philippine Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Jesus Yabes in a side meeting held in connection with a meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) on 21 May 2013 in Geneva.

In the side meeting with Ambassador Eva Akerman Borje, the head of the Secretariat of the Swedish Chairmanship of the GFMD, Yabes strongly underscored continued social protection of migrant workers as a central concern for the GFMD, the largest inter-governmental process concerned with migration and development issues. Yabes urged Sweden, the current chair of the Forum until June 2014, to lead the GFMD in encouraging destination states to engage themselves further in issues related to migration protection.

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Source: Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs | Phl Strongly Asserts the Need for Continued Protection of Migrant Workers at Global Forum on Migration and Development
Source: GMA News Online | PHL pushes for protection of migrant workers at global forum

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