Today there are an estimated 281 million international migrants around the world, the majority of whom are migrant workers. Globalization, demographic shifts, conflicts, income inequalities and climate change will encourage ever more people to cross borders in search of employment and security. Yet, the migration process entails complex challenges in terms of governance, migrant workers’ protection, migration and development linkages, and international cooperation.
The 2023 Edition of the Academy on Labour Migration (LMA) took place in Turin, Italy, from 10 to 21 July 2023. This initiative, co-organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and ITCILO, offered participants a unique opportunity to benefit from a diversified training package.
As part of this Academy, the participants, including representatives from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) discussed the South-South cooperation approach to labour migration governance and the protection of migrant workers’ rights. This discussion contributed to fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among countries in the Global South, recognizing their shared experiences and challenges in addressing labour migration issues.
This publication is a collection of experiences written by some of the participants of the course, with the objective of disseminating good practices already in place in countries of the Global South.
To access the publication in the ILO website, please click here.