KATHMANDU, Nov 19: An event to foster strong partnerships to promote ethical and fair recruitment practices in the foreign employment process for Nepali people has been organized in the capital on Monday. In the program organized which was jointly hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Business Initiative, key representatives from the government of Nepal, private sector, civil society, development organizations, and media were present.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, highlighted the government’s priorities and plans and reiterated his commitment to ensuring good governance and oversight of foreign recruitment practices.
Likewise, US Ambassador to Nepal Randy W. Berry said that the United States government, through USAID and other partners, stands committed to support the country’s leadership in finding those win-win solutions that serve everyone: the government, the private sector, and the Nepali people. He was confident that both countries can make ethical recruitment happen and, in turn, protect and promote the socio-economic wellbeing of the people and businesses in Nepal.
Padma Jyoti, President of NBI, also underscored the need to institutionalize responsible and ethical recruitment processes in Nepal.
According to a report, migration contributes to nearly 25 percent of Nepal’s gross domestic product. In fact, over half of all Nepali households have at least one migrant family member abroad or living in Nepal as a returnee.