Half day Multi-Stake Holder’s consultation for developing Nepal Position Paper to Global Compact Safe, Ordinary and Regular Migration (GCM) concluded recommending various suggestions.
Organized by Ministry of Labor and Employment with support from International Office of Migration (IOM), secretary of Ministry of Labor and Employment Laxman Prasad Mainali highlighted the importance of GCM stake holders meeting in the context of formulating Nepal’s Paper.
Participated by over 40 from UN, INGOs, Donors, Private Sector, Research Organizations, NGOs, CSOs, Migration organization, this was first such a meeting where Nepal’s issues were widely raised.
Divided in four thematic groups, IMO, Chief of Mission Paul J Norton said this is very important meeting presenting his paper on Global Compact for save, orderly Migration (GCM): From Process to Substance.
IMO Chief of Mission Paul presented his paper explaining the migration context, the road to declaration, preparation for GCM and IOM’s planned activities.
“The international demand for Nepali labor is huge. As many as 1.2 million jobs were available in 27 countries according to the pre-approval granted by the Department of Foreign Employment in 2014/015,” said IMO Chief of Mission Paul. “Nepali labor migrants have obtained permits to work in as many as 142 countries over the past several years.”
Moderated by Shivaram Pokharel, undersecretary of Ministry of Labor and Employment, Joint secretary Ministry of Labor and Employment closed the session expressing commitments to accommodate the views expressed by the participants.