Africa to host the Academy on Labour Migration

The ILO 2016 global Academy on Labour Migration will be held from 05-09 December 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. To address the regional dimension of labour migration more effectively, the academy will take place for the first time on African soil.

Press release | 21 October 2016
ABIDJAN/JOHANNESBURG (ILO News) – The 2016 ILO Academy on Labour Migration will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 05-09 December 2016 to discuss, review and make recommendations on latest trends and development aiming at labour migration governance, strategies, policies and tools.

The Regional Office for Africa and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO Turin) are convening this training opportunity to effectively address challenges and opportunities related to protection of migrant workers and their families, migration and development linkages, and strategic partnership for good governance around migration issues.

ILO’s latest Global Estimates on Migrant Workers shows that migrant workers account for 150.3 million of the world’s approximately 232 million international migrants. In addition, migrant workers account for 72.7 per cent of the 206.6 million working age migrant population (15 years and over).

The Labour Migration Academy (LMA) aims at providing cutting-edge knowledge and enhancing the capacity of key migration stakeholders to better understand labour migration issues in a transformative world. It also provides an opportunity to exchange experiences and good practices while networking with key experts and practitioners.

The LMA is hosting policy-makers, social partners, civil society organisations, international development agencies, regional economic communities, researchers, academics and media partners working on labour migration issues.