HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND MIGRATION: AGENDAS FOR 18TH SAARC SUMMIT
Kathmandu, Aug. 31: The issue of migrationÂ is included as a major problem to be discussedÂ in the 18th SAARC summit to be held in Kathmandu from November 26.
TheÂ issue of human trafficking along with migration are the issues that are set with an objective of forging common concept among SAARC nations.
Secretary Bhola Prasad Siwakoti said the Foreign Employment Promotion Board has prepared the proposal and his ministry is studying it now.
After its study, it will be sent to SAARC secretariat via the Foreign Ministry, he said.
The proposal has stressed on the migration outside of SAARC rather than within itself.Â It was prepared for a single migration policy among SAARC nations, said Siwakoti.
Executive Director of the Board Raghuraj Kafle said migration was a common problem for SAARC countries and is being included as agenda.
Although some people migrate to India and Maldives from outside, other countries have migration from them to other countries.
This proposal aims to reduce the problem of migration and also benefit workers abroad.
It was not included as agenda in any meeting of SAARC though it is a global problem.
There are complaints of having to pay more amounts for foreign jobs, less remuneration, and risky works, and the workers from SAARC countries have to face them. It is for resolving these problems in unison, it is learnt.