Migration

Migration Forum in Asia (MFA)

 

Mr. Ashley William B. Gois, Regional Coordinator, MFA (mfa@mfasia.org)

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William Gois is the Regional Coordinator of the Migrant Forum in Asia, a regional network of migrants’ organizations, NGOs, advocates, grassroots organizations and trade unions working to promote the rights and well being of migrant workers and members of their families. He also chairs Migrants Rights International (MRI), an international non-government organization with consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Over the last twenty years, he has been at the forefront of international advocacy efforts engaging and influencing international and multilateral organisations to promote equitable and fair migration and development policies. He works closely with UN Treaty Bodies, with the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Committee on Migrant Workers and other special mandates. He also heads a team of MFA members to the International Labour Conference (ILC) of the International Labour Organization to monitor the development of labour migration issues within the ILO framework. The last such team was during the June 2011 ILC where the Conference adopted ILO Convention 189, a landmark Convention that recognizes domestic workers as workers with the same rights as other workers.