Asia Pacific Pathways to Migrant Protection Mapping

Regional Meeting on Report Dissemination

Full report is available here.

Summary report of the meeting can be found here.

The UN Human Rights Office has recently published a study entitled “Pathways to Migrant Protection: A Mapping of National Practice for Admission and Stay on Human Rights and Humanitarian Grounds in Asia and the Pacific”. This report is a non-exhaustive review of national practices for admission and stay in 17 selected Asia Pacific countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Tuvalu).

The objectives of this regional meeting on the dissemination of the report were to discuss pathways to migration, facilitate an open discussion about the availability and adequacy of human rights and humanitarian migration pathways in the Asia Pacific region, and examine the report’s seven recommendations to States and stakeholders on how to design, implement and monitor entry and stay pathways for migrants, with a focus on those who are in situations of vulnerability.

The event was held on Tuesday 5 July 2022 at 11.30am-1.30pm (Bangkok time) online via Microsoft Teams.