The Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM) at the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Chulalongkorn University organized its annual international conference to commemorate International Migrants Day on the 17th December 2020. This year’s theme examined the impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on migration, mobility and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Thailand, ASEAN and beyond. The conference was held in virtual format via Zoom while the panels held on-site in the Social Innovation Hub, Chulalongkorn University. SEA Junction contributed to the panel discussions and also had a stand with relevant books for sale .
Dr. Rosalia Sciortino, Founder & Executive Director, SEA-Junction gave a presentation on “New” or “Better” Normal for Migrants in ASEAN? as part of the Panel 3: Migrant’s Experiences and Situation Update from Origin Countries. The other panels of the conference included Covid-19, (Im)mobility and Responsive Policies for Labour Migration; The Status of Children During and Post-Pandemic; Lessons from the Pandemic: The Future of Work and Sustainable Development; and Post Covid-19, Resilience and Safe Cities.