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


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