International Conference on Labour Migration and Sustainable Development


International Conference on Labour Migration and Sustainable Development in Asia: Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward

Organised by
South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM)
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

June 1– 3, 2023
Venue: IIPS, Mumbai, India

SALAM is pleased to announce its first International conference on "Labour Migration and Sustainable Development in Asia: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward". The conference invites papers on the following sub-themes:

  • Labour Migration, Remittances and Development
  • Gender and Migration
  • Historical labour Migration
  • Protection and well-being of Labour Migrants
  • Climate Change and Migration
  • Return migration and reintegration
  • COVID-19 Pandemic and Labour Migration
  • Labour Migration and families
  • Health and Labour Migration
  • Data Gaps and Challenges in Migration Research
  • Labour Migration Policies
  • Any other related themes

Important Dates:

Last date for the Abstract Submission and Travel Grants Application - February 13, 2023/ Extended till 26th February 2023
Announcement of Selected Papers - March 1, 2023
Last date for Full Paper Submission - March 10, 2023
Announcement of Travel Grant - March 13, 2023
Last date of registration - March 20, 2023

For Abstract Submission: 

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Conference Registration Fees:

Categories    Students      Non-Students
Non -SAARC Countries USD 150 USD 300
SAARC Countries  USD 50 USD 100
Indian Participants  INR 3000 INR 6000

Financial Support:

Local Hospitality (Lodging, Boarding and Local Travel) will be provided to all the participants. A limited number of partial travel grant will be awarded based on the needs and eligibility of the applicants.


South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM) is a knowledge hub for labour migration supported by the ILO, IOM, and UN Women, with the following participating institutions:

  • Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh,
  • International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India,
  • Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM), Nepal,
  • Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan, and
  • Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Sri Lanka.

The primary objectives of the knowledge hub are to address knowledge gaps on labour migration in the five South Asian countries—Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka—by conducting research and publishing on issues related mainly to labour migration.

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