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Forward-looking dialogue on labour migration: challenges and opportunities for the private sector

Forward-looking dialogue on labour migration: challenges and opportunities for the private sector
Forward-looking dialogue on labour migration: challenges and opportunities for the private sector

Zeit & Ort

25. Juni 2024, 13:30 – 17:00

Kongresszentrum Kreuz, Zeughausgasse 41 C, Bern

Über die Veranstaltung

The intricate tapestry of global migration presents both challenges and opportunities for the private sector, making it a pivotal subject that demands a nuanced, collaborative and often multi-sector approach.

Co-organized by the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein (GCNSL) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM - UN Migration), this in-person meeting aims to foster a constructive dialogue and create opportunities for exchange between subject matter experts and company representatives around the impacts of migration on the private sector and drive forward the agenda on labour migration and supply chain transparency, underscoring the importance of ethical recruitment, the rights of migrant workers, and social inclusion. By bringing these issues to the forefront, the event seeks to catalyze corporate commitment to transparent and fair practices within supply chains, reinforcing the crucial role of businesses in fostering sustainable development and equitable work environments worldwide.

Agenda

Opening and Welcoming Remarks, UN GCNSL

Keynote Speech, Chief of mission, Berta Fernandez Alfaro, IOM Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Expert inputs:

  • Power of Migration: definition, challenges and opportunities
  • Ethical Recruitment: IRIS Program – global perspective, Pawel Szalus, IRIS Program Officer, IOM
  • Regional programs: labour migration integration and social inclusion, Sandra Paola Alvarez, Senior Regional Thematic Specialist, IOM

Coffee break

Parallel workshops:

  • Labour rights challenges in supply chains. Facilitated by Pawel Szalus, IOM
  • Challenges and good practices in migrant workforce integration. Facilitated by Sandra Paola Alvarez, IOM

Feedback and Reflections

Closing remarks and next steps

Participation

This meeting is free of charge and open to IOM partners and GCNSL participants only. 

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