ASEAN “OFW Highlights”

* Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wants ASEAN to redefine its Global Role. Strengthen its   cooperation and unity;  broaden and intensify its  interaction (ASEAN member relations) so that Asean can play its crucial role in the global scenario.  He commented that if ASEAN member nation will not do this – the rest of Asia will grow at the expense of the South East Asian nations. 


* Migrant Workers in the Southeast Asian region will enjoy more benefits and protection from abuse and maltreatment with the signing of the Migrant Workers Pact (Cebu Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers). The agreement covers the families of ASEAN Overseas Workers. 


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