Report of the Secretary General on the Protection of Migrants

In its resolution 69/167 the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its seventieth session a report on the implementation of the resolution.

In the aforementioned resolution, the General Assembly also reaffirmed the duty of States to effectively promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants, especially those of women and girls, regardless of their migration status, in conformity with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the international instruments to which they are party, and therefore invited Member States, inter alia, to consider ratifying ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers (para. 4l). Furthermore, the General Assembly emphasized the importance of protecting persons in vulnerable situations and in this regard called upon States to provide for the protection of the human rights of women migrant workers, to promote fair labour conditions and to ensure that all women, including care workers, are legally protected against violence and exploitation (para. 5d), and to protect the human rights of migrant children, given their vulnerability (para. 5g).

Report of the Secretary General on the Protection of Migrants - A/70/259
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Written submissions for the Report of the Secretary-General:

Written submissions were received from States, intergovernmental and civil society organizations in response to a note verbale from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights (OHCHR) on behalf of the Secretary-General requesting information on the implementation of resolution 69/167, including on challenges and best practices in promoting and protecting the human rights of migrant domestic workers, regardless of their migration status.

The text of most submissions received can be found on the following links:


Intergovernmental organizations

Civil society