April 2019_Senior Officials' Meeting

From: 30 Apr. 2019 To: 30 Apr. 2019
Dubai, UAE




April 30

0900: Opening Remarks by the Chair (Sri Lanka) & Adoption of Agenda

  • Adoption of the Senior Officials’ Meeting Agenda


0915: Working Session 1: Review of Progress to Date of ADD Collaborative Programs 

  • The Use of Technology in Managing the Recruitment and Deployment of Workers (presented by India and UAE)
  • Comprehensive Information and Orientation Programme (CIOP), Bangladesh, KSA, Philippines, Sri Lanka, UAE (presented by IOM)


1115: Break for Coffee


1145: Working Session 1 (Continued) 

  • Certification and Recognition of Skills (presented by UAE and India)
  • Developing Demand Driven Competency Standards for Four Domestic Occupations (presented by Abu Dhabi QCC)


1315: A short presentation of UN Women’s Toolkit for Gender-Responsive Employment and Recruitment

          (presented by UN Women)


1325: Lunch at the Blue Orange Restaurant


1445: Working Session 2: Introducing the Future of Work in ADD-Sponsored Collaborative Initiatives

  • Presentation of Review of Outcomes of the ADD High Level Symposium on the Future of Work (29 April 2019) – (presented by ADD Secretariat)
  • Discussion of Potential Collaborative Initiatives on the Future of Work


1545: Working Session 3: Business Meeting

Deliberation by Member States only – attendance open to observer delegations

  • Discussion and Adoption of Agenda for 5th Ministerial Consultation
  • Review of ADD Current Structures to Expand Engagement by Member States 


1645: Coffee Break


1715: Close of Senior Officials’ Meeting

  • Summary of Proceedings (presented by the Chair)


1745: End of Day




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Member Governments

Government of Afghanistan

Government of Bangladesh

Government of India

Government of Indonesia

Government of Kuwait

Government of Malaysia

Government of Nepal

Government of Oman

Government of Pakistan

Government of Philippines

Government of Saudi Arabia

Government of Sri Lanka

Government of Thailand

Government of United Arab Emirates

Government of Vietnam


Observer Governments

Government of Switzerland

Government of Tajikistan


Non-Government Delegations

Aspiring Minds

City & Guilds

Dubai Foundation for Women & Children (DFWAC)

Migrant Forum in Asia

Takamol (KSA)


International Organisation Delegations

International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Organization of Employers (IOE)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

UN Women 

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