Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements

This four-module toolkit guides you through all stages of BLMA development, from designing and negotiating to implementing bilateral labour immigration agreements. Based on the experience of the ILO and IOM in providing technical assistance and advice on labour migration to governments, regional economic communities and other partners, this toolkit aims to provide you with practical advice on the development and implementation of effective bilateral labour immigration agreements to improve the management of migration flows and strengthen the protection of workers. Migrants. and to ensure that international recruitment and placement meet the needs of the labour market. Officials, policy makers or practitioners of public institutions and ministries dealing with migration and/or international relations Experts from regional or international organizations managing migration programmes This chapter is the subject of a preliminary examination of bilateral agreements on the immigration of workers in the light of human and labour rights. The focus is on labour immigration agreements, unlike other bilateral agreements adopted by States that may affect migrant workers, such as readmission agreements or agreements on the coordination of social security schemes. The issue of social security, however, is particularly important for migrant workers, as discussed below. This revision is provisional, as the chapter does not provide for a systematic analysis of a comprehensive set of such agreements, but only agreements selected in regions of the world characterized by “corridors” of significant labour immigration, and in particular agreements between the countries of Europe and Africa, as well as between the countries of the Middle East and South and South and South-East Asia. The toolkit was developed by the ILO International Training Centre (ITCILO) based on contributions from ilo and IOM and financial support from the Government of Sweden. Representatives of public employment services or private recruitment agencies In this module, we study the mechanisms for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of BLAs. This module will expose you with the different trading techniques and improve your skills to achieve win-win results…

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