February 11, 2017

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Vice President U Nyan Tun attends Int’l Migrants Day event in Nay Pyi Taw

Vice President U Nyan Tun visits booth on International Migrants Day 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw.
Vice President U Nyan Tun visits booth on International Migrants Day 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw.

INTERNATIONAL Migrants Day 2015 was observed at a ceremony at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-2 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with a speech by Vice President U Nyan Tun.
In his speech, the vice president said that the observance of the day is to raise public awareness of migrants and speed up our efforts to respect and protect their human rights in accordance with international laws and standards.
He described the event as an occasion to remember the important contribution of migrants to the economic development of their host countries, calling for greater cooperation in protecting the labour rights of migrant workers. The 21st century has witnessed massive human mobility in countries of both origin and destination, with the vice president saying that the issue of migration should be included in national development plans. He pledged the enhanced cooperation with international organisations in safeguarding the interests of Myanmar citizens.
U Aye Myint, Union Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, spoke briefly on the measures being undertaken to protect migrant workers.
Mr Kieran Gorman-Best, representative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), read out messages sent by the secretary general of the United Nations and the director general of the IOM.

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