UNESCO-MOST Conference 2012: “Labour Rights as Human Rights? Migration, Labour Market Restructuring, and the Role of Civil Society in Global Governance”

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Migrants on their way to a construction site

The conference will bring together social scientists and local stakeholders in labour rights and human rights to discuss internationally coordinated policy alternatives for promoting migrants' labour rights and a more inclusive role of civil society.

The overall purpose is to reflect on knowledge and promote social dialogue on the role of labour unions and other organisations of civil society in the global governance of migration. These issues will be discussed against the background of labour market restructuring and emerging international norms pertaining to labour rights as human rights.

The conference is placed under the auspices of the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme. The Programme's primary purpose is to transfer relevant social science research findings and data to decision-makers and other stakeholders. It focuses on building efficient bridges between research, policy and practice.

The Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), organizer of the conference, was founded in January 2008. It pursues interdisciplinary research, education and knowledge dissemination on transnational migration, ethnic diversity and citizenship.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 30.05.2012 08:00 local time
End 01.06.2012 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Crowley, John
Organizer Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University; International Network for Migration and Development (INMD)
Contact Branka Likić-Brboric, Scientific Coordinator, REMESO, branka.likic.brboric@liu.se
Country Sweden
City Norrköping
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 80
Official Website UNESCO-MOST Conference 2012
Link 1 UNESCO‘s Programme on International Migration
Link 2 UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
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