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Skilled Labour Mobility in Southeast Asia Key to Development

Skilled Labour Mobility in Southeast Asia Key to Development: IOM - Southeast Asia is on the move. Of the estimated 9.85 million migrants in the region, almost seven million originate from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN.)

The UN Migration Agency Raise Awareness of State Actors and Grassroots Communities on Conflict Management and Peace Building

Port Moresby, October 18, 2017 – The UN Migration Agency Raise Awareness of State Actors and Grassroots Communities on Conflict Management and Peace Building

Greater Steps Taken towards Safe Labour Mobility in Southern Africa

IOM, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) launched a set of guidelines last week (30/03) that encourages Southern African countries to strengthen intraregional labour migration cooperation.

IOM Trains Malagasy Officials on Migration, Environment and Climate Change

IOM and the Ministry of Environment of Madagascar have hosted a two-and-a-half day capacity building workshop on the interdependent relationship between migration, environment and climate change (MECC).

IOM Facilitates a Labour Migration Management Blueprint for Madagascar

IOM and with the Ministry of Employment of Madagascar, supported this week a two and a half day capacity building workshop on the development of a blueprint for labour migration management upgrades.

Southern Africa, Indian Ocean Initiative Builds Capacity in Migration, Environment and Climate Change

IOM has launched an 18-month project aiming at developing evidence and building capacities on migration, environment, and climate change (MECC) in four countries in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The project is funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF) and will be implemented through February 2018 in Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia.

Southern Africa, Indian Ocean Initiative Builds Capacity in Migration, Environment and Climate Change

IOM has launched an 18-month project aiming at developing evidence and building capacities on migration, environment, and climate change (MECC) in four countries in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The project is funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF) and will be implemented through February 2018 in Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia.

IOM Launches ‘A Day Without Migrants’ Social Media Campaign

IOM has launched a social media campaign, ‘A Day Without Migrants,’ in partnership with the Egyptian award-winning click-funding innovators Bassita, to highlight the real and positive impacts that migrants have on the communities that host them.

Paraguay Launches Project for Effective Migration and Border Management

Paraguay inaugurated the Personal Information and Registration System (PIRS) and the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) at Asuncion’s Silvio Pettirossi International Airport on November 17th. The launch was attended by Paraguay President Horacio Cartes.

IOM, Malagasy Ministry of Employment Release Report on Labour Migration

IOM and Madagascar’s Ministry of Employment yesterday (14/11) released the National Assessment on Labour Migration report in the capital, Antananarivo.

Participants from the various ministries and key public institutions responsible for labour migration, UN agencies, private sector and civil society representatives involved in labour migration management attended the report launch, which was chaired by Minister for Employment Lydia Toto Raharimalala.

Korean companies’ role crucial in combating labor abuses in Asia

In recent years, various reports have shed light on the “modern-day slavery” behind the global supply chain of frozen prawns and cheap clothes -- how millions of workers in Asia are trafficked into forced labor and endure excruciatingly long hours for low, if any, pay.

David Knight, an international migration expert, says in combating this, Korean companies have a role to play. 

IOM, COMESA Launch Zambia, Zimbabwe Training on Free Movement Protocol

IOM and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat this week launched a flagship training programme for the governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe on the signature and ratification of the COMESA Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons, Labour, Services, Right of Establishment and Residence (known as the Free Movement Protocol).

IOM Trains Malagasy Officials on Bilateral Labour Agreements

IOM, together with the Ministry of Employment of Madagascar, organized a two-day capacity building workshop on the development and formalization of Bilateral Labour Agreements (BLAs) in the capital city Antananarivo on 21-22 September.

Zambia, Zimbabwe Host National Monitoring Committees on COMESA Free Movement

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), IOM and the Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe have held inaugural meetings of their respective National Monitoring Committees (NMCs) on the COMESA Free Movement of Persons Protocol.

IOM Supports Diaspora Engagement Initiative for Mozambique

IOM and the National Institute of Mozambique Communities in the Diaspora (INACE) last week held a two-day forum to engage relevant government ministries and the diaspora to define concrete ways in which the diaspora can participate actively in the social, economic and cultural development of Mozambique. 

The forum is part of a jointly implemented diaspora engagement project between IOM and the government, represented by INACE, which began in 2013 and is funded by the IOM Development Fund.

IOM Holds Workshop on Displacement Management in Emergency Situations in Mali

At the request of the Government of Mali, IOM conducted a workshop in Bamako last week (11-15 July) to strengthen government and humanitarian actors’ capacity in displacement management in emergency situations.

The workshop, which was supported by the IOM Development Fund, included Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster training modules, with a strong focus on protection. It included sessions on counter trafficking and smuggling in emergencies.  

Mauritius Policymakers Study Environmental Migration

IOM will this week (11-13 July) host a three-day policymaker training workshop on migration, environment and climate change in Quatre Bornes, Mauritius.

Migrant Resource Centres Making a Difference for Migrants and their Families in Nigeria

As I look out a broken taxi window as we drive through Lagos’ bustling and busy streets during rush hour, my attention is drawn to the numerous signs advertising job vacancies on walls and street lamp poles.