Migration, mobility and employment
The MME Partnership aims to provide comprehensive responses to the issues of Migration, Mobility and Employment, in the interest of all partners, with the particular objectives to create more and better jobs for Africa and to better manage migration flows. Better management of migration and stimulation of employment are essential elements of strategies against poverty and other national development and co-development strategies in African countries. The benefits of international migration must be maximized for all partners. In this context, the fight against trafficking in human beings is a major priority.
Building on the achievements of the first action plan, a second Action Plan identifies the areas of cooperation for the years 2011-2013. In addition, higher education appears as a more visible and integrated part of this partnership. The new action plan has two main strands: (a) enhancing dialogue, and (b) identifying and implementing concrete actions.
MIGSEC PROJECT: Extending social protection to migrant workers and their families in Africa
Social security is a basic human right, enshrined in major international instruments, and an important tool to alleviate poverty and ensure social cohesion. Nevertheless, only 20 per cent of the world's population has adequate social security coverage, and fewer than 10 per cent of workers in least-developed countries are covered by social security systems.