KASAMA Vol. 18 No. 2 / April-May-June 2004 / Solidarity Philippines Australia Network

A project of the Philippine Migrants' Rights Watch
Shaping the Future of Filipino Labor Migration Exercise

World Conference of OFWs
Bayview Hotel, Manila, Philippines
December 16-18, 2004

It has been the tradition of PMRW to hold a public forum on migrants issues every December of each year since 1997 to celebrate the adoption of the UN Migrant Workers Convention by the UN General Assembly. Other migrant organizations followed suit until the UN decided in 2000 to declare December 18 as the International Migrants Day.

This year, following the entry into force of the Migrant Convention on July 1, 2003, we deem it fitting to hold a global forum - an OFW World Congress - to bring together the significant labor migration stakeholders, particularly the OFWs themselves, in a forum to discuss their issues and concerns, exchange information, best practices and solidarity with the end in view of shaping together and putting forward the migrants' agenda in the national and international agenda.

The main topics to be discussed during the conference are as follows:


For inquiries and more information, please visit the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch website at or send an email to

Many thanks and best regards,

Ellene A. Sana
for the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) and
Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW)