• Summary Report of the Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting and the Fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process

    The Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) and the Fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process (CP) were convened on 24 - 25 August 2016...

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  • Ambassadors of the Colombo Process Member States in Sri Lanka gather for the latest update on the progress and achievements of the Colombo Process under the Sri Lanka’s Chairmanship

    Under the auspices of Honourable Thalatha Atukorale, the Minister of Foreign Employment, Sri Lanka, and the Chair-in-Office of the Colombo Process (CP)...

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  • Thematic Area Working Group on Skills and Qualification Recognition met for its Second Meeting via Bluejeans

    The Chair of the Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Skills and Qualification Recognition, Sri Lanka, convened the Second Meeting for the TAWG on 1 December 2016

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  • Hon. Minister Thalatha Atukorale says “Colombo Process will seek to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries in Asia”

    The Minister of Foreign Employment, Hon. Thalatha Atukorale, who is also the Chair–in-Office of the Colombo Process (CP) has said, Sri Lanka is providing leadership for the CP to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries fostering strong partnership for the Asian region.

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  • The Member States reaffirmed their concerted efforts for safe, orderly and regular migration of workers through the adoption of the Colombo Ministerial Declaration

    The 5th Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process was convened in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 25 August 2016 with the participation of Ministerial-level delegations from all 11 Member States..

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What’s Colombo Process

The Colombo Process is a Regional Consultative Process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origins in Asia. According to best estimates, over 2.5 million Asian workers leave their countries every year under contract to work abroad. A large proportion of workers from South and Southeast Asia head for the Gulf States to perform various types of service, trade and construction jobs, while others move to North America, Europe and Asian countries. As the Asian overseas worker populations grow in numbers and diversify in terms of destination and source, their impact is increasingly felt.

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Summary Report of the Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting and the Fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process

The Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) and the Fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process (CP) were convened on 24 - 25 August 2016. Preceded by the Fourth SOM where thematic discussions took place, the Fifth Ministerial Consultation was the culmination of the last three years of Sri Lanka’s second term as Chair of the CP.

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