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Capacity Building Seminar on Social Management Policies for Migrants to Prevent the Transmission of HIV/AIDS (Viet Nam)

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Capacity Building Seminar on Social Management Policies for Migrants to Prevent the Transmission of HIV/AIDS (Viet Nam)

In this light, Viet Nam would like to propose the project to hold a 'Capacity building Seminar on Social Management Policies for Migrants to Prevent the Transmission of HIV/AIDS'. Social management policies for migrants are a very broad issue, but the project is targeted at those policies that may help to prevent the spreading of infectious diseases in general and HIV/AIDS in particular, including facilitating safer mobility by providing adequate information for migrants about the stages that they usually traverse; empowering migrants, especially women, the basic ability to decide whether to migrate or not through available information, opportunities, services and networks; labor protections for rural-urban migrants, especially those employed in temporary jobs, day labor pools, or other informal activities; better providing migrants with information and knowledge on prevention of HIV; calling for the involvement of every sector of civil society, governments and other stakeholders in responding to the issue of HIV vulnerability of migrants; providing health treatment and other services for HIV positive migrants; and increasing means for saving money at destination and improving means for investment at source community. APEC member economies, especially the developing ones, are facing with ineffective management of migration due to lack of comprehensive policy and program framework as well as institutional deficiencies. We deem that the project would be a useful way for APEC member economies to exchange and share their experience and information in managing migration, further promote the social management capabilities of each economy. The project is also qualified for an urgent project as it directly responds to Leaders?call and fall under the top priority of the policy criteria for 2008-2009 projects.

The project is expected to introduce the theory, practice, experience and lessons on social management on migration so as to assist APEC economies, especially developing ones in studying for effective social administrative policies to better control HIV/AIDS transmission among migrants. International experts, academics, government officials and domestic related sectors will be invited to the seminar to contribute to the whole discussion and exchange of ideas on the topic. Member economies are also encouraged to share their experience and expertise so as to meet the ultimate goal of enhancing capacity for APEC HIV/AIDS and social management officers in migration and HIV prevention.

The project will tentatively be held in Hanoi in mid June, 2008.