Increasing cooperation

International migration is inherently a multilateral concern, and desired outcomes are most likely to be achieved if countries of origin and destination meet on a regular basis to discuss labour migration issues and the best way to resolve them. Bilateral and regional meetings, with discussions guided by international principles and norms, offer the best hope for improving labour migration governance in South and South-West Asia. Strategic international cooperation within the region is required to overcome these challenges. Various migration initiatives have provided forums for discussion and a platform to propose suggestions for solutions to these issues. This has led to several positive examples of sharing of good practices and lessons learned within the region.