IOM Hungary supports foreign consulates in Budapest in their efforts to provide effective protection to migrant workers

In an effort to foster cooperation and support among foreign missions in Hungary, IOM Hungary hosted a Labour Migration Brunch on the 22nd of February. The primary goal was to empower consulates in providing accurate, reliable, and vital information to their citizens, especially amidst evolving legislation on migrant workers in Hungary and the ongoing displacement crisis in Ukraine.  

Aligned with IOM's global mission, this initiative not only aims to streamline pathways for regular migration but also stands firm against the scourge of labor exploitation. During the event, representatives from eight participating consulates (Georgia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Türkiye) had the unique opportunity to engage with experts from the National Directorate-General for Alien Policing and the Labour Mobility Team of IOM Hungary. Topics ranged from insights into the new labour migration legislation to legal protections for migrant workers, along with access to IOM's comprehensive tools and resources to combat labour exploitation. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the National Directorate-General for Alien Policing for their invaluable presentation and commend the active participation of all attending consulates. Together, we're forging stronger, more informed pathways for migrant workers and ensuring their rights and dignity are upheld. 

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