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DFA: ASEAN TO TACKLE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN NOVEMBER SUMMIT



In light of the upcoming ASEAN Summit in November, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) disclosed that member states will be signing documents for the rights and safety of migrant workers in ASEAN nations.

According to Alfredo Guiang, principal assistant to the office of ASEAN affairs of the DFA, representatives of each member states will focus on the right of migrant workers to access on information on matters pertaining to their employment and employment conditions, right to fair treatment and right to join trade unions and associations.

Other issues that will be discussed in the upcoming summit are Cybercrime prevention, rise of radicalization and extremism.

Maritime security and cooperation meantime is expected to be the highlight of the November 31 Summit as leaders of China and ASEAN are expected to announce the start of formal consultations and negotiations on the Code of Conduct on the basis of framework.