As part of the lead up to International Migrants Day celebrations, under the Saphan Siang campaign to promote a positive image of migrant workers, ILO and UNITE Thailand would like to invite your school to: ‘Debating Migration: A Critical Workshop on Migration Issues in Thailand.’ The event also coincides with the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which focuses on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons.
The Saphan Siang campaign, supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and World Vision International, increases public awareness on the issues faced by migrant workers, their positive contribution to Thailand’s economy and society, and their right to equal protection under the law and in practical access to support services.
The event will comprise of a mock debate by university students on a motion pertaining to migration issues, and a workshop by experts from UN agencies. Firstly, two composite teams, comprised of top university debaters from different institutions in Thailand, will debate a motion on a critical migration issue in Thailand and Asia. The debate intends to act as a demonstration to high school students about how debating is conducted, and to offer a comprehensive understanding of the socio-economic dimensions of migration. Secondly, there will be a migration workshop, in which experts from United Nations agencies will share their first hand experiences, insight and understanding on migration issues in Thailand and Asia.
These activities aim to empower youth in Thailand to be aware of complex social issues and participate in meaningful youth-led activities with the hope that they will be inspired to act as an engine of change in their schools and communities. We look forward welcoming your students at our activity.
The event is part of the lead up to International Migrants Day celebrations that will be held in Bangkok in December. To celebrate International Migrants Day on 18 December 2013, a multi-activity event day to introduce migration issues and the Saphan Siang campaign to the Thai public will be held.
Schedule on the 2nd of December 2013
10.00-10.15: Opening remarks by the International Labour Organization and other United Nations agencies
10.15-11.15: A mock debate by Thai University Students, judged by the experts of the International Labour Organization
11.45-12.45: Workshop No.1: Migration and Development: Global Trends in Asia
14.00-15.00: Workshop No. 2: Migration and Social Inclusion/Exclusion in Thailand
15.00: Group picture
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Please RSVP by November 25, 2013
Please scan and submit your RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITE Thailand Project Manager