ILO launched a three year project to enhance the governance of labour migration in Egypt

The ILO launched a new project to enhance the governance of labour migration in Egypt, on Monday 17 February in Cairo. The project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Press release | 17 February 2014
Cairo (ILO News)- The ILO launched a new project to enhance the governance of labour migration in Egypt, on Monday 17 February in Cairo. The “Enhancing the governance of labour migration and the protection of migrant workers’ rights in Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Libya” (IRAM) project is executed by the ILO with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The three-year project aims to provide national stakeholders with adequate knowledge, capacities and practical tools to elaborate and implement coherent rights-based and gender-sensitive labour migration policies/strategies, through a highly participatory approach of consultation with social partners and relevant civil society organizations.

The project is expected to support the strengthening of national laws and practices concerning labour migration and the protection of migrant workers in light of relevant international instruments. It will also support an intra-regional dialogue on labour mobility and protection of migrant workers in North Africa.

Present during the launching ceremony were H.E. Kamal Abu Eita, the Minister of Manpower and Migration; H.E. Markus Leitner, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Egypt; and Dr. Yousef Qaryouti, the Director of ILO Cairo Office. Other participants included ILO’s tripartite constituents and representatives from the international community, academia and civil society.

The national study, conducted prior to the launching workshop, aimed at providing national stakeholders with adequate knowledge and capacities to elaborate coherent rights-based labour migration policies. After the workshop, participating institutions will draft a national action plan for institutional strengthening.

 

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