Bangkok: UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Programme, 2002. 39 p.
UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Programme
BIMPS Cluster Country Consultation on Migrant Workers' HIV Vulnerability Reduction: Pre-departure, Post-arrival and Returnee Reintegration. Makati. Philippines. 15-17 April 2002
HIV/AIDS touches all sectors of society. It is an issue that requires appropriate responses at national, regional and global levels. Migrant workers are valuable resources that stimulate economic prosperity and contribute to the socio-economic development of Asia. Millions of migrant workers move in and out of the countries of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore (BIMPS) for economic and other reasons. Migrant workers, Non-Govemmental Organizations, United Nations agencies and government officials responsible for migrant workers gathered from the BIMPS cluster countries to share their existing responses and to formulate collaborative actions for reducing migrant workers' HIV vulnerabilities in this region and beyond. The delegates proposed a Memorandum of Understanding and drafted a set of collaborative responses. Only through the collective protection of valuable human resources will the BIMPS countries be able to mitigate the socio-economic and human impact of HIV/AIDS within each of their own countries.
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