Labor Mobility



The Greater Mekong Subregion is considered one of the world’s fastest-growing regions. With the growing integration of economies and societies, as manifested by free trade agreements and free trade areas, labor migrants play a vital role in economic development within the region. As interconnectivity and labor mobility increase across the subregion, there is an increased need for coordinated policies and programs to ensure that migration policies contribute to inclusive economic growth, protect the vulnerable, and optimize the resources of governments and the private sector.

Labor mobility is a cross-sectoral concern. These joint virtual dialogues on labor mobility organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) undertake a whole-of-government approach.

Mekong Dialogue on Labor Mobility Discusses Multi-sectoral Links between Migration and Development

The Government of Cambodia on 30 May 2022 hosted the Mekong Dialogue on Labor Mobility chaired by Chuop Narath, Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. The meeting discussed the promotion of safe migration, healthy labor mobility, and effective reintegration to support sustainable and inclusive development of the region.