Labour migration

National Workshop on Human Trafficking in Yemen

The ILO and the Government of Yemen work together to draft national legislation to combat human trafficking and design an effective national strategy to ensure meaningful reform in the country.

During a national workshop on human trafficking in Yemen, ILO experts and representatives from the Yemeni government will work over three days to draft the national legislation to combat human trafficking and design an effective national strategy to ensure meaningful reform in the country. The Ministry of Human Rights of Yemen has been spearheading these efforts, and will co-host this national workshop with the ILO in Beirut.

Participants will discuss and design a roadmap for legislative reform in Yemen to combat human trafficking, through the adoption of new legal norms that are in conformity with ILO Convention No. 29 and its supplementing Protocol and Recommendation. The ILO will furthermore present research on labour migration and trafficking, including recent research on the demographic and labour market trends in Yemen, and discuss the research parameters and schedule of carrying out both qualitative and quantitative research on human trafficking in Yemen, with the view of developing the national strategy to combat human trafficking.

This comes as part of the ILO project entitled “Improving the Governance and Protection Mechanisms for Labour Migration in the Arab States.” The project aims to provide technical support to ILO constituents in the member states so they can improve the protection of migrant workers in low skilled and semi-skilled occupations as well as improve the governance of labour migration in the Arab region.