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First Meeting Of The Colombo Process

First Meeting Of The Colombo Process:

India chaired the first meeting of the Colombo Process in Geneva, marking its first time at the helm.

  • Colombo Process is a regional consultative forum comprising 12 Asian member states and aims to share best practices related to overseas employment for South and Southeast Asian countries that send migrant workers abroad.
  • The member states include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • The forum, founded by 10 of these states, makes non-binding decisions by consensus.
  • The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Colombo Process Technical Support Unit (CPTSU) provide technical and administrative support.


  • Established in 1951 as part of the UN System, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • It comprises 175 member states and aims to address displacement issues and facilitate pathways for regular migration.
  • It leads initiatives like the Global Compact For Migration.