No: 161, 11 June 2019, Press Release Regarding The Re-election Of Associate Professor Can Ünver To The Committee On Migrant Workers

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 11.06.2019

Election of the members of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) for 2020-2023 term was held on 10 June 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The CMW is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW) signed under the United Nations umbrella.

Associate Professor Can Unver, who had been nominated by Turkey, was re-elected to the Committee at the ninth meeting of States parties to the ICRMW. Unver, is currently a member of the CMW for the 2016-2019 term and has also been serving as its Vice-chairperson since April 2018.

Turkey has pioneered advocating the rights of migrants and made significant contributions to the negotiations of the Global Compact for Migration, which also includes references to migrant workers, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018. As one of the countries who has considerable number of migrant workers abroad and who also hosts a large number of foreign workforce, Turkey, attaches importance to all Member States of the United Nations becoming parties to the ICRMW.

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