Regional Agencies Responsible for Implementing Labour Mobility To Meet in Suva

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) will be hosting a one-day meeting of Regional Agencies Responsible for Implementing Labour Mobility on Monday 3 August, 2015.

“As the Pacific is a region of dynamic migration, it is important that labour mobility schemes continue to contribute to Pacific Island countries’ progress and development,” says Ms. Cristelle Pratt, Acting Secretary General of PIFS.

“This one day meeting is an opportunity for regional agencies to discuss issues and to share experiences regarding intra-regional labour mobility, and to identify collaborative initiatives to support the region’s progress in the Temporary Movement of Natural Persons (TMNP) Scheme, which is an important part of the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) negotiations.”

A number of stakeholders including representatives from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Pacific Immigration Directors’ Conference (PIDC), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat and the Office of the Chief Trade Advisor (OCTA) will be attending this one-day meeting.

Background Information:
The Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) Temporary Movement of Natural Persons (TMNP) schemes is a framework agreement aimed at facilitating the movement of professionals and tradespeople within the fourteen Forum Island Countries (FICs).

Useful link: Study on the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) Temporary Movement of Natural Persons (TMNP) Scheme

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