The purpose of the hearings was to provide inputs for the HLD, and the report of the hearings was one of the background papers to the HLD. [...] GAATW-IS had long been concerned with the framing of Roundtable 2 of the HLD: “Measures to ensure respect for and protection of the human rights of all migrants, with particular reference to women and children, as well as to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants and trafficking of persons and to ensure orderly, regular and safe 6 GAATW written statement available at . [...] The outcomes of the workshops fed into the final PGA Declaration that calls for: a human rights framework for migration law and policy and to respect, protect, fulfil the human rights of migrants and their families, including full and inclusive labour rights for all migrant workers; alternatives to the prevailing free market economic policies that benefit the few at the expense of the majority; an. [...] The outcome of the meeting was a recommendation to the ILO’s Governing Body ILO who subsequently decided to place the potential new forced labour instrument(s) on the agenda for the 2014 International Labour Conference.19 Unfortunately, the dates of the interactive dialogue and associated events with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons at the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Counci. [...] One of the more tangible developments of the research was that in Sindhupalchok, the research team and the participating NGOs coordinated with the CDO and Secretary of Village Development Committee and were successful in establishing a Working Group to coordinate anti-trafficking activities in 15 villages of the district.