Summary: Pathways to Employment: Expanding legal and legitimate labour market opportunities for refugees, 1-2 September 2016
The Regional Support Office (RSO) of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime hosted an event designed to identify innovative regional solutions which provide refugees with temporary work rights whilst durable solutions are being pursued, in order to reduce their susceptibility to being trafficked, smuggled or exploited by criminal networks. The event was held on 01 and 02 September 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Based on the principles of collective responsibility and burden sharing, the event focused on identifying innovative strategies to overcome the barriers and challenges associated with refugees gaining legal and legitimate access to labour markets. The event was attended by over 80 participants from government, the private sector, international organisations and civil society.