Proceedings of the Mekong Symposium on Migration; Migrants from the Mekong Neighbourhood “Living Together: Seeking Effective Responses to Enable Integration and Social Cohesion”, 26-28 February 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

Symposium Living Together

Proceedings of the Mekong Symposium on Migration; Migrants from the Mekong Neighbourhood “Living Together: Seeking Effective Responses to Enable Integration and Social Cohesion”, 26-28 February 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

Many of the current migration policies in the Greater Mekong Sub-region are based on the premise that migrants are temporary residents in the communities in which they live and work, contributing to a sense of isolation felt by migrants. Despite increased discussion among governments and civil society organisations on labour migration issues in the GMS, there is limited evidence of the comprehensive and long-term vision necessary to achieve social cohesion in the region. It was therefore deemed timely for policy makers, migrants’ rights advocates, migrant representatives, representatives of inter-governmental organisations, and academic experts to discuss the concept of living together and how best to advocate for this. This Symposium aimed to find methods to raise awareness among the general public and to explore ways to work together; migrants, civil society and government authorities, to create social cohesion.

Published 2013. PDF available here:

http://www.mekongmigration.org/Symposium%20Proceedings_Final.pdf

The Executive Summary of the Symposium Proceedings has been translated into six Mekong languages. The PDF is available here:

http://www.mekongmigration.org/Executive%20Summary_Final.pdf

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