SOME RESULTS FROM THE UN-EU PARTNERSHIP IN 2009 IN THE AREA OF MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT:
In the East Africa, West Africa and Maghreb countries the partnership promoted labour migration policy frameworks,
social security coverage for migrant workers and institutional mechanisms for regional integration. These enhanced contributions of migration to development. Similar activities were supported at country level in Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
In the Commonwealth of Independent States region, policies and programmes were supported to improve governance of labour migration. In the Russian Federation tools were developed to better assess labour requirements for migrant workers.
In Kazakhstan, trade unions developed a policy and manual for activists to reach out to migrant workers in need of protection for better employment and working conditions.
In Albania, the public sector was strengthened with policies to address capacity gaps in the sector. Programmes such as the Brain Gain provided incentives to increase Albanian diaspora involvement in the country’s development, in both the public sector and academia.
In Asia, the UN promoted cooperation in addressing immense challenges of migration governance in the region, including forced labour and tra!cking and wide differences in pay between foreign and native workers creating distortions in the labour market. In countries of employment, best practices to decent work and equal treatment of migrant workers were promoted and social dialogue on migration and integration issues encouraged.