Capacity building for return, reintegration and temporary migration of afghan workers and their protection

The ILO has been working with the UNHCR since 2004 in its efforts to seek a durable and comprehensive solution to the problem of Afghan displacement. This technical cooperation project was a follow up to the research phase on the Afghan displaced population in Iran and Pakistan and returnees in Afghanistan.

The immediate objectives of the project are: a) improve the capacity of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD), to develop temporary labour migration programmes for Afghan workers consistent with their protection; to formulate policies and programmes for sustainable reintegration of returnees in the Afghan labour market;and improve the policy, legislative and regulatory framework relating to labour migration. The project has assisted with the establishment of a unit to address labour migration issues in the MoLSAMD, reviewed the existing legislation relating to migration, conducted training seminars for tripartite partners, and organized a study tour to the Philippines for government officials.

Additional information can be obtained from M. Piyasiri Wickramasekara, Senior Migration Specialist, ILO MIGRANT, Tel: +41.22.799.64.97, E-mail: