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MFA+3: Labour Rights in a Changing Garment Industry

February 3, 2009

On September 30 – October 2, 2008, MSN and the Honduran Independent Monitoring Team (EMIH) co-sponsored a regional seminar entitled "MFA+3: Labour Rights in a Changing Garment Industry."  The seminar brought together approximately 60 representatives of labour and women's rights organizations from Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina.

May Wong of Globalization Monitor, based in Hong Kong, also participated in the seminar as a resource person on labour rights in China and the Asia Floor Wage Campaign.

The Honduras seminar was a follow up to a similar event that took place in Nicaragua in February 2005, also co-sponsored by MSN, in which delegates from the same sectors discussed the possible impacts of the demise of the import quota system under the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA) at the end of 2005.

Find out more about the MFA+3 seminar.

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