Facilitating Safe Labor Migration in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Migration within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) can be categorized as international migration, internal migration, and border mobility. Labor migration in the GMS is widespread and concerns at least 3 to 5 million workers.

International, bilateral, and national legislation provide the legal framework for addressing migration issues. However, gaps still exist, cooperation could be enhanced, and governance issues still slow the process down.

The main issues related to labor migration in the GMS are the following:


Regarding migration within the GMS, recommendations emerging from this paper include the following:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Stock, Flows, and Patterns
  • Issues
  • Partnerships and Legal Framework of Migration in the GMS
  • Recommendations and Ideas Toward Strengthening Subregional Approaches
  • References

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