Resolution on Foreign Guest Workers

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BWA General Council Resolution 2011.7

AFFIRMS the value of purposeful work for personal and social well-being and for economic and cultural progress;

REAFFIRMS its commitment to the principles articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the associated International Covenants relating to employment;

RECOGNIZES the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees including fair pay for fair work and just workplace conditions;

ACKNOWLEDGES that foreign guest worker programs often provide better access to employment, security and regular wages and gives employees greater opportunities to financially support their families at home;

LAMENTS the fact that globally, some employers treat foreign guest workers unjustly and abuse their human rights;

CALLS on governments to enact and enforce laws guaranteeing the human rights and just working conditions of foreign guest worker visa holders;

CALLS on Baptist churches, conventions and unions to develop and support effective ministries of compassion and advocacy for current and former foreign guest workers who are suffering as a result of mistreatment by employers and the systems that support them; and

COMMITS to monitoring our dealings with others where foreign guest workers are involved.

Citations

BWA General Council Resolution 2011.7 Resolution on Foreign Guest Workers

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2011 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2011.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2011 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2011), pp. 136- 137.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2011.7 Resolution on Foreign Guest Workers; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2011.7).

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