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Invitation to MEKONG MIGRATION NETWORK Press Conference “Migrants from the Mekong Neighbourhood Contemplate Living Together”

February 25, 2013

Invitation to the MMN Press Conference “Migrants from the Mekong Neighbourhood Contemplate Living Together”
MEKONG MIGRATION NETWORK

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CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO OUR PRESS CONFERENCE, FOLLOWED BY A COCKTAIL RECEPTION BY THE RIVER SIDE

“Migrants from the Mekong Neighbourhood Contemplate Living Together”
At the press conference on February 28th, The MEKONG MIGRATION NETWORK (MMN) will present recommendations agreed upon at the “Mekong Symposium on Migration: Migrants from the Mekong Neighbourhood Living Together” (Feb 26th – 28th).

The Symposium is a venue where policy makers, migrants’ rights advocates, migrant representatives, representatives of inter-governmental organisations, and academia can share perspectives and have dialogue on what it means for nationals and migrants to live together in social harmony. Participants at the symposium include representative from Workers Solidarity Association, Mr Jai Sak (migrant worker), H.E. Ms. Chou Bun Eng, Secretary of State, Ministry of Interior, Royal government of Cambodia and H.E. U Myint Thein, Deputy Minister for Labour of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Date & Time: 28th February 2013 (Thursday ), 16.00 – 17.30

Venue: Ibis Riverside Hotel, 27, Soi Charoe Nakhon 17 ,Bangkok

Program

MC: Ms Jackie Pollock, Executive Director, MAP Foundation
4:00 Welcome and Introduction
4:10 H.E. U Myint Thein, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour, Government of Republic of the Union of Myanmar: Myanmar’s Perspectives on Living Together and Roles of Countries of Origin in Enabling Migrant Workers to Access Labour Protection and Social Services
4:25 Mr.Anusorn Kraiwatnussorn (Vice Minister of Labour ), Ministry of Labour, Royal Government of Thailand: Perspective from the Country of Destination ( TBC)
4:40 Mr. Jai Sak: Perspective from Migrant Workers
4:55 Recommendations: Ms. Reiko Harima and Mr. Sokchar Mom, MMN
5:10 Question and Answer session
5:30 Cocktail reception

[* The session will be conducted both in English and Thai ]

Please join us for an exciting afternoon with a cocktail reception and the sparkling conversation on living together-Aspire to Effective Responses to Enable Integration and Social Cohesion.

For further information and media interview please contact:

Ms. Jackie Pollock, MMN, jackie_pollock@yahoo.com/ph: 0850395216
Ms. Pranom Somwong, MMN, p_somwong@yahoo.com/ ph: 0831887600
Reserve your Press Space now, contact:-
Ms. Omsin Boonlert, MMN, plaii@mekongmigration.org / ph: 0869238313

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