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Political Affairs, Social Affairs October 18, 2017

Kigali, Rwanda 17 October 2017– The Second Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons began at the experts level on 16th October 2017

Social Affairs May 06, 2016

Lusaka, Zambia 4 May 2016- The second intra-regional forum on migration in Africa, being hosted in Lusaka by the Zambian government, has heard a first-hand account of the benefits of facilitating f

Social Affairs January 29, 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 29 January 2016: The Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC) addressed the press on 29 January 2016 at the margins of the 26th African Union Summ


The Joint Labour Migration Program (JLMP) for Africa formally is a project which was adopted in January 2015 by African Heads of State and Government as a comprehensive programme on labour migration governance for the region. It is implemented jointly by the African Union Commission (AUC), the ILO, the IOM and the UNECA.

The AU-led initiative is the first global initiative focused on supporting effective implementation of human mobility rules as key to development and integration in the increasingly significant Regional Economic Communities (RECs).

The Joint Programme is built as a strategic regional intervention to leverage migration for development. The JLMP is also a creative work to achieve the key dimensions of the programme regarding the protection of the rights of migrant workers: portability of skills; portability of social security benefits; and fair recruitment practices.