The Asian Inter-Parliamentary Caucus on Labour Migration was formally established by formal resolution in Phnom Penh in 2011, following 5 years of engagement on migrants' rights issues. The Caucus, composed of parliamentarians from South and Southeast Asia, meet annually to exchange ideas, information, and strategies to use their oversight function in their respective parliaments to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers and members of their families.
The most recent meeting of the Parliamentarian's Caucus took place in Manila from 23-26 November 2012. The meeting was hosted by Migrant Forum in Asia, the Philippine House of Representatives' Committee on Overseas Workers' Affairs, and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and focused on strategies for effective social protection for migrant workers. This meeting will take place immediately prior to the 5th World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM), also hosted in Manila.