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Day of General Discussion on Migrant Domestic Workers, 2009


14 October 2019

On 14 October 2009, the Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) held a Day of General Discussion on the topic of migrant domestic workers. The Day aimed at providing input specific to domestic workers who are migrants to the debate at the 99th session of the International Labour Conference in 2010 which has discussed the topic of ‘Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ and adopted the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) on 1 June 2011.

More generally, the Committee intended to promote greater awareness of the particular situation and rights of migrant domestic workers, including at international fora such as the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

The day of discussion was attended by around 50 participants, the majority from national and international civil society groups. International organizations and representatives from permanent missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva also participated.

General documentation
Oral presentations
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*The views expressed in the submissions online are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Committee.