Upcoming Events

  • International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) Auditor Training

    Date: Sep 30, 2019 to Oct 04, 2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    This training will bring together social auditors and experts interested in cross-border recruitment auditing practice to learn about IOM’s International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS). The training will focus on the IRIS Certification and audit process, the IRIS standard, as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct IRIS-based management system audits of recruitment agencies. Completing the training and passing the exam are among the pre-conditions for professional auditors seeking official IRIS Auditor qualifications. This training is free of charge.
  • Ethical Recruitment Training for Labour Recruiters in Viet Nam

    Date: Sep 25, 2019 to Sep 26, 2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Hanoi, Viet Nam
    This 2-day training will bring together representatives of private recruitment agencies in Viet Nam, focusing on topics related to ethical recruitment of international migrant workers. It will provide participants with an overview of current international migration trends, the importance of responsible recruitment for the recruitment industry, and how to implement it. The session will focus on existing standards and principles of international recruitment and available certifications for agencies interested in pursuing a responsible business approach to recruitment.
  • Modern Slavery Risks in International Supply Chains: Why it Matters to Business and How to Act

    Date: Sep 17, 2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Seminar Room, Shin-Tokyo building, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    This seminar is dedicated to introducing participating Japanese companies to the fundamentals of modern slavery and forced labour. It will focus on risks faced by migrant workers working in international supply chains that many enterprises rely on for their business operations. The session aims to raise awareness on how companies can play their part in protecting migrant workers from common labour and human rights risks and be prepared for a new era of social compliance in the global market.

Past Events

  • Malaysia National Forum on Forced Labour and Human Rights 2019

    Date: Sep 03, 2019
    Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 183, Bukit Bintang Street, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
    The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and IOM organised the inaugural National Forum on Forced Labour and Human Rights 2019 on 3rd September at JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur. The forum brought together 140 participants to discuss current issues related to forced labour, one of the most complex human rights challenges in the global economy. The event had the endorsement and participation of H.E. the Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia M. Kula Segaran.
  • Workshop: Uplifting the Competitiveness of Bangladesh through Ethical Labour Practices in Supply Chains

    Date: Sep 01, 2019
    Location: Intercontinental Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    The multi-stakeholder forum organized by IOM Bangladesh and the International Business Forum Bangladesh on September 1, 2019 gathered 118 participants to provide relevant stakeholders with insights on Bangladesh’s migration and labour nexus as well as highlighting the country priorities on internal and international migration. The event aimed at creating awareness and dialogues between institutions on sustainable sourcing and ethical recruitment.
  • Workshop: Building Business Capacity to Address Modern Slavery in Operations and Supply Chains

    Date: Jul 25, 2019
    Location: IOM Ho Chi Minh City Office, Conference Room, 1B Pham Ngoc Thach, District 1, Ben Nghe Ward, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    This workshop, organized by IOM on 25th July 2019, was open to business professionals working in the fields of corporate social responsibility, human resources, and procurement.
  • Multi-Stakeholder Forum On Ethical Recruitment for the Palm Oil Industry

    Date: Jun 26, 2019
    Location: Concorde Hotel, 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    This multi-stakeholder forum, the first of its kind, brought together more than 100 participants to discuss the challenges of recruiting migrant workers in the palm oil industry in Malaysia, and the importance of implementing ethical recruitment to eliminate modern slavery.  Policymakers, industry experts, recruitment companies, trade union representatives, and civil society groups led dialogues on various topics. These included the business case for greater transparency in supply chains, adherence to the latest legal developments, and human rights based due diligence in the plantation industry.
  • Consultation Workshop: Eliminating Modern Slavery and Trafficking within Companies and Supply Chains

    Date: Feb 13, 2019
    Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Saemunan-ro, Sinmunno 1(il)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    This half-day workshop was attended by more than 50 participants from various Korean multinational corporations (MNCs), related companies and government agencies. Supported by the IOM Development Fund (IDF), the event aimed to discuss and raise awareness on labour workers’ rights and how to enhance the capacity of the private sector to implement fair recruitment policies in workplaces.
  • Eliminating Modern Slavery and Trafficking within Companies and Supply Chains

    Date: Dec 04, 2018
    Location: British Consulate-General Hong Kong, 1 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR
    On the 4th of December 2018, IOM Hong Kong SAR in partnership with the British Consulate-General Hong Kong, hosted an event at the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong in order to raise awareness on the obligations commercial organizations with an exposure to the UK need to fulfill with respect to their supply chains under the Modern Slavery Act. Representatives from various major private sector companies to discuss how corporates can contribute to eliminating modern slavery and human trafficking through ethical recruitment and enhanced coordination between ongoing initiatives.
  • Workshop: Building Business Capacity to Address Modern Slavery in Operations and Supply Chains

    Date: Nov 22, 2018
    Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    On 22 November 2018, IOM organized a validation workshop delivered as a part of "Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking" (CREST) initiative. The workshop provided practical information to enhance participants’ understanding of human trafficking and modern slavery, and promoted sharing of good practices between companies to reduce the risk of human trafficking and slavery in both their operations and labour supply chain. The workshop was successfully wrapped up with the valuable participation of representatives from various multinational companies. Their enthusiasm and experience have further enriched the discussions.
  • Workshop: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships

    Date: Oct 30, 2018
    Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    The event brought together 42 key business representatives and public sector participants and was aimed at highlighting the journey of a Migrant worker and the risks associated to migrants and businesses due to unsafe and unorderly migration.
  • IOM-RBA Joint Consultation on Pre-departure Orientation

    Date: Oct 11, 2018
    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    IOM and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) facilitated a roundtable discussion dedicated to the challenges faced by employers in incorporating pre-departure orientation into recruitment processes. The session also sought to identify good practices for effective delivery  and inform the review of existing pre-departure orientation materials/curriculum to address identified key issues pertaining to labour migration to Malaysia.
  • Consultation Workshop: Eliminating Modern Slavery and Trafficking Within Companies and Supply Chains - Recognizing the Potential of Private Sector as a Key Driver of Change

    Date: Jul 31, 2018
    Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    With the support of the Swedish Embassy, IOM organized a one-day panel and consultation workshop on "Eliminating Modern Slavery and Trafficking Within Companies and Supply Chains: Recognizing the Potential of Private Sector as a Key Driver of Change" on 31 July 2018 as part of the regional CREST project funded by Sweden.

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