On 8th September 2015, a half-day panel discussion with the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (the Committee) will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the General Assembly of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
Through the years, the Convention has been helpful in preventing abuses and addressing challenges that migrant workers undergo. It also has provided guidance on the elaboration of national migration policies for international co-operation based on respect for human rights and rule of law. Various speakers from different human rights organizations are invited to share their expertise and identify areas where migrant workers’ protection is of urgency, to highlight the challenges of States and the international community, and to promote a deeper understanding of this multi-faceted phenomenon which calls for a variety of responses.
The three- hour discussion with the sub theme, Current Challenges in protecting the human rights of migrant workers: irregular migration flows in the Mediterranean, migrant workers in the Gulf, and undocumented children in the Americas is organized by the Committee on Migrant Workers and the Office of the High Commissioner with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Please find below the program and background note.