Regional, Global and Scientific forums on Migration, Health and Development relevant to Sri Lanka
The Colombo process functions as an inter-ministerial coordinating body for safe and effective migration of workers. The inaugural meeting was held in 2003 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Forum Pertaining Colombo Process
Regional dialog on health Challenge for the Asian labour migrants
This multi-stakeholder meeting was conducted in Bangkok in 2010 to discuss the health challenges and priorities associated with labour migration in, and from, South and Southeast Asia.
World Health Assembly (WHA)
Acting as the decision making body of World Health Organization (WHO), WHA focuses on specific health agendas prepared by its executive committee. During the 61st WHA, which was chaired by Sri Lanka, the resolution on “Health of Migrants” was adopted.
Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
An informal, non-binding, voluntary and government led initiative of the United Nations Member states to address the migration and development in an action oriented way.
Global consultation on health of migrants 2010
Guided by the resolution on health of migrants from 61st WHA, the IOM and Ministry of Health and Social Policy of Spain organized a global consultation on Migrant Health in 2010, with the participation of government and other resource agencies/persons to formulate data on migration, legislation and actions on health of migrants and to encourage dialogue between various sectors involved in migration
International eqidemiological association conference- a special scientific session on migration and development during the 10th Southeast Asia regional Scientific meeting
Held in 2010, at a crucial time to the region which is experiencing social, epidemiological, and demographic transitions, the meeting was themed to promote use of best evidence in making decisions about planning and delivery of health services
Asia Pacific Academic Consortium on Public Health (APACPH) (global health conference Sri Lanka)
APACPH is committed to improve professional education for public health to tackle unique public health challenges of the Asia Pacific region, including health of migrants. The session highlighted the importance for academic community to engage in research surrounding migration, health and development and to provide an evidence base for policy and programmes