By Own Correspondent
THE challenges bedeviling labour migration governance were recently put under spotlight at the recently held indaba which deliberated on the complex matter.
In an update, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said the governance of labour migration can be an instrument for development in Southern Africa.
“The governance of labour migration as an instrument for development in Southern Africa will be put under the spotlight at a high-level tripartite two-day dialogue,” read the statement.
“The high-level conference sought to find ways to foster fair and effective labour migration governance and the protection of migrant workers in Southern Africa.
Led by the ILO and IOM, the high-level Tripartite Dialogue is a culmination of activities and research organised by the Southern African Migration Management (SAMM) project to identify priorities at the national level and advance the implementation of country-level labour migration policies and action plans in the region.
“The outcomes will improve migration management in the Southern African and Indian Ocean region guided by, and contributing to the realisation of, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda goal 8 on decent work and economic growth and goal 10 on reducing inequality.
“The above was combined to Objective 6 of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) to Facilitate fair and ethical recruitment and safeguard conditions that ensure decent work,” said ILO.