Senior Officials' Meeting and Fourth Ministerial Consultations Agendas Colombo, Sri Lanka 2017

09:00 – 10:00 Registration  
10:00 – 10:30 Opening Session

Welcoming Address by H.E. G.S. Withanage, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Employment, Sri Lanka

 
10:30 – 11:30 Adoption of Senior Officials’ Report to the Honourable Ministers  
11:30 – 11:45 Break  
11:45 – 12:30 Review of the Agenda of the Ministerial Consultation  
12:30 – 13:30 Logistical Matters and Other Business  
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch  
15:00 – 17:00 Workshop for CIOP Government Pairs

(Open to all delegates), Facilitated by IOM

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20:30

Official Dinner Hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka

At the Kings Court Banquet Hall Sinnamon Lakeside Hotel

 
08:30 – 9:45

Opening Ceremony, Chaired by Hon Hind Subaih Barak Al- Subaih

  • Welcoming Address by Hon Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Foreign Employment, Sri Lanka
  • Opening Address by Hon Hind Subaih Barak Al- Subaih, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Kuwait

Keynote Address, Hon Ranil Wickramasinghe, Prime Minister, Sri Lanka

  • Opening Remarks by H.E. William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM
  • Address by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
  • Handover Ceremony
 
9:45 – 10:15 Break  
10:15 – 10:45

Adoption of the Senior Officials’ Report to Ministers

  • Presentation of the Report by Kuwait
  • Discussion and Adoption
 
10:45 – 13:00 Thematic Discussion  
Theme One: Labour Recruitment  
Labour Recruitment in India-UAE and UAE-Nepal Corridors: Key Research Findings (IOM) Download
Proposed Modalities for Alternative Recruitment Models (ILO) Download
Overview of Comprehensive Information and Orientation Program Phase II(IOM) Download
Theme Two: Skill-Driven Labour Market Policies  
Pilot Project on Certification and Recognition: Progress Report (NYU) Download
A Proposed Skill-Driven Policy Framework (McKinsey & Co.) Download
Theme Three: The Use of Technology in the Governance of Labour Mobility  
A Regional Digital Labour Platform (SAP) Download
Presentation on "MUSANED" ( KSA) Download
13:00 – 14:00

Areas of Future Cooperation among ADD Member Governments

  • Labour Recruitment
  • Skills Certification and Mutual Recognition of Skills and Upskilling
  • Collaborative Use of Technology
  • ADD Engagement in the Drafting of the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
 
14:00 – 15:30 Lunch  
15:30 – 16:30 Closed meeting  
16:30 – 17:30 Final Session; Adoption of a ‘Colombo Declaration’ Download
17:30 – 18:00 Break  
18:00 Press conference