Singapore resources

September 2020

  1. Labour mobility between Asia and the Arab States: Sharing of experiences and progress under the Bali Declaration with specific focus on women migrant workers

    Background paper presented at the inter-regional meeting "Labour mobility between Asia and the Arab States: Sharing of experiences and progress under the Bali Declaration with specific focus on women migrant workers" held on 3-4 December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand

  2. © ILO 2022

    ILO welcomes Singapore port’s new measures to help seafarers and ease crew rotations

    Singapore has brought in new measures to facilitate the safe rotation of crews at its port, while protecting ships and the local community.

June 2020

  1. Concept Note and Agenda

  2. Online Consultation on a “Manual for Trade Unionists on Organizing Women Migrant Workers”

    24 June 2020

    On 24 June 2020 the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), with support from International Labour Organization’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) and ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific through the Safe and Fair Programme (SAF, an ILO-UN Women joint programme funded by the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative), organized a virtual consultation with ATUC affiliates.

  3. COVID-19 and women migrant workers in ASEAN

    This brief explores the multi-dimensional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women migrant workers in and from the ASEAN region. While women migrant workers in the ASEAN region strive to protect their livelihoods and their health, COVID-19 has presented them with a health crisis, compounded by detrimental impacts on freedom from violence and harassment, employment, income, social protection, access to services, and access to justice. This brief outlines the critical programmatic and policy responses needed. ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme, as part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, is committed to ensuring women migrant workers’ rights are protected and they receive support when and where they need it.

  4. Experiences of ASEAN migrant workers during COVID-19: Rights at work, migration and quarantine during the pandemic, and re-migration plans

    The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting labour migration throughout the ASEAN region and globally. In 2019 there were an estimated 10 million international migrants in ASEAN, of whom nearly 50 per cent were women. The ILO undertook a rapid assessment survey, interviewing ASEAN migrant workers from end-March to end-April 2020 about how COVID-19 has impacted them. This brief summarizes the responses of the 309 women and men migrant workers who participated in the survey.

February 2020

  1. Report of Labour mobility between Asia and the Arab States: Sharing of experiences and progress under the Bali Declaration with a specific focus on women migrant

  2. Conclusion of Ninth Tripartite Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region

January 2020

  1. The future of work and migration: 12th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) thematic background paper

    This paper was prepared to inform and guide the discussions on “Future of Work and Migration” at the 12th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) held from 25 to 26 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The AFML is a tripartite meeting that brings together governments, employers’ organizations, and workers’ organizations, alongside civil society organizations, to discuss migration governance issues across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, and aims to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.

  2. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) Background information booklet (4th edition)

    The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is a regional tripartite platform to discuss issues faced by women and men migrant workers from and within ASEAN. The ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of Migrant Workers (Cebu Declaration) was adopted by the ten ASEAN Member States (AMS) in 2007 in Cebu, the Philippines. The Cebu Declaration shows the AMS’ commitment to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers in the region. In order to advance the principles of the Cebu Declaration, the AFML was established to provide an open platform for governments, employers, workers, and civil society organizations to discuss complex and regional labour migration issues. Twelve AFMLs have been held to date. This publication contains information on the establishment of the AFML, past themes, and the Recommendations adopted at the 3rd–12th AFMLs, showing progress being made toward the implementation of the Cebu Declaration. This background information booklet provides an overview of the AFML process, and is a product of the International Labour Organization (ILO) TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Global Affairs Canada, and the ILO.