Sri Lanka in IOM
Sri Lanka became a Member State of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 1990 and IOM established its presence in the country in 2002. Being a predominantly contractual labour migrant originating country, Sri Lanka has been an active partner within IOM an all other migration related for a. Sri Lanka was the immediate past Chair of the Colombo Process– A contractual labour originating countries in Asia, and also the Abu Dhabi Dialogue– a unique inter-regional consultation process in the Asia and GCC corridor on contractual labour migration.
Co-Hosting the 2019 ‘UN Intentional Day of Migrants’, for the first time in Bangkok, by joining with Bangladesh and the United Nations Regional Network on Migration for Asia and the Pacific, H.E. Mrs. Samantha K. Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Thailand and the Permanent Representative to the UNESCAP said that, “Over 80% of the migrants travel intra-regionally, and many are being hosted in developing countries in South as well, and on this Day of International Migrants, the generosity and resilience of all these host governments and societies should not go unnoticed, and they need to be supported in their efforts until the migrants find safe return or resettlement options” .More:
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