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Recent Migration from the Colombo Process Countries to the European Union

Recent Migration from the Colombo Process Countries to the European Union

The paper was written as a background document for Asia-EU Dialogue on Labour Migration held in Brussels, Belgium on 8-9 February 2011 aimed at facilitating cooperation on migration issues between the EU and the eleven Colombo Process countries (CPC): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and VietNam.

The Colombo Process is a Regional Consultative Process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origins in Asia. Secretariat functions are performed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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