Upcoming Events

  • Build Back Better: Advancing the Recruitment Reform Agenda Post COVID-19

    Date: Aug 06, 2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Manila (GMT+8)
    To discuss and better understand the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers, Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is organizing a webinar: “Build Back Better: Advancing the Recruitment Reform Agenda Post COVID-19”. The webinar seeks to understand the impacts of the pandemic in the recruitment of migrant workers at the present and in the "new normal" era post-COVID-19 and discuss how to use current learnings to advance ethical recruitment practices.
  • Webinar: Responding to the COVID19 crisis – how can we as employers and brands support vulnerable migrant workers?

    Date: Jul 02, 2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Dhaka (GMT+6)
    This webinar will bring businesses, employers, and relevant stakeholders to learn and discuss issues related to protecting internal migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is organized under International Organization for Migration (IOM) - the UN Migration Agency - Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking in Fashion Industry (IOM CREST Fashion) project. The webinar aims to provide guidance to help employers more effectively respond to the impact of COVID-19 and to enhance protections for migrant workers in their operations and supply chains.

Past Events

  • Training for Fast Retailing on ethical recruitment and migrant worker vulnerabilities

    Date: Feb 11, 2020
    Location: IOM Sub-Office Ho Chi Minh City, 1b Pham Ngoc Thach, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    On 11-12 February 2020, IOM conducted a two-day training on ethical recruitment and migrant worker vulnerabilities for Fast Retailing in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. 
  • Talk Show on “Migration and Ethical Recruitment”

    Date: Feb 08, 2020
    Location: Channel 24, Bangladesh TV
  • Workshop for Samsung Electronics Business Partners: Modern Slavery and Ethical Recruitment

    Date: Nov 26, 2019
    Location: Samsung Electronics Hungary, Jászfényszaru, Samsung tér 1, 5126 Hungary
    Samsung Electronics and IOM have hosted a workshop for Samsung’s Hungarian business partners on “Modern Slavery and Ethical Recruitment" on 26th November 2019. The workshop was attended by 35 participants from Samsung Hungary, local suppliers and other business partners, and was designed to raise awareness of how to reduce the business risks associated with modern slavery.    The Budapest workshop is the second workshop held by Samsung Electronics and IOM as part of an ongoing effort to address modern slavery in the electronics industry. It follows an earlier workshop held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in June 2019.  
  • Su-RE CONFERENCE 2019 Building Sustainability Ready Exporters for Strategic Advantage

    Date: Nov 19, 2019
    Location: MATRADE Hall, Level 3, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) organized its first Sustainability-Ready Exporters Conference (Su-RE Conference) on 19th November in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).   The conference, which took place at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, served as a knowledge exchange platform for 500 participants from a diverse range of industries such as manufacturing, construction, food products, oil & gas, energy, and services. 
  • Round Table: Enhancing Protection of Migrant Workers in Asia Through Responsible Recruitment and Employment Practices

    Date: Oct 22, 2019
    Location: IOM Sub-Office Ho Chi Minh City, 1b Pham Ngoc Thach, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    The round table brought together 21 stakeholders representing international buyers, their suppliers in Asia, as well as international and diplomatic community to discuss vulnerabilities of migrant workers in international supply chains associated with unethical recruitment and employment practices and identify ways to address them.
  • International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) Auditor Training

    Date: Sep 30, 2019
    Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    The 5-day training course, organized by IOM, brought together 25 social auditors and experts to learn about IOM’s International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS). The training introduced participants to the IRIS Certification scheme, audit process, the IRIS standard, as well as tools and methodologies to plan and deliver management systems social audits of recruitment agencies and labour recruiters. The participants' enthusiasm and diverse experience contributed to a successful training session.  
  • Introduction to Ethical Recruitment for Labour Recruiters in Viet Nam

    Date: Sep 25, 2019
    Location: Hanoi, Viet Nam
    IOM and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), held a 2-day introduction for private recruitment agencies in Hanoi, Viet Nam, focusing on topics related to ethical recruitment of international migrant workers.
  • Modern Slavery Risks in International Supply Chains: Why it Matters to Business and How to Act

    Date: Sep 17, 2019
    Location: Tokyo, Japan
    On 17 September 2019, Deloitte Japan and IOM co-organized a half-day seminar dedicated to introducing attending Japanese companies to the fundamentals of modern slavery and forced labour. The seminar also aimed to foster a discussion on what this means for Japanese business and what can await companies looking to adopt more responsible and rights-based business practices, policies and supply chain management approaches.
  • 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 had the participation of the Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia H.E. M. Kula Segaran and brought together 140 attendees to discuss current issues related to forced labour, one of the most complex human rights challenges in the global economy.

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