«320th Session of the ILO Governing Body Meeting of African Region Government Delegates 19 March 2014, 10:00 1 Honourable Ministers, Dear Delegates to ...»
The discussion held during this Session of the Governing Body on the Follow-up to the Tripartite Technical Meeting on Labour Migration, which took place in Geneva last November, highlights the importance of Ouagadougou+10 and its Plan of Action as a framework for implementing capacity building and social dialogue in the area of labour migration. In support of ECOWAS, the ILO has recently launched a significant technical cooperation project which resonates well with this proposal “Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa”. I look forward to working closely with you on similar measures in other parts of Africa.
--The ILO is committed to the success of Ouagadougou+10. The ILO is committed to the change process that is required in order to realise the outcomes of this important meeting of
continuation of a region-wide process.
Acting on these commitments requires dedication and partnerships at the national, regional and international levels, including the governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations.
A joint multilateral initiative with a strong buy-in from all partners will allow for greater accountability, sharing of responsibilities and a stronger dynamic for implementation by each member State of the Declaration and Plan of Action to be adopted.
Through Decent Work Country Programmes, which are now firmly established as the ILO vehicle for delivering services to tripartite constituents at country and sub-regional levels, the ILO will be able to strategically allocate financial and technical resources to support the Ouagadougou+10 implementation mechanism that will be decided later this year. A total of 39 Decent Work Country Programmes have so far been finalised and are at various stages of implementation across the African region. The Decent Work Country Programmes will continue to guide our technical cooperation project and programme portfolio in the region.
Moreover, through the Areas of Critical importance, the ILO will further be able to focus and align its support to the priorities that will emerge from the Ouagadougou+10 Declaration and Plan of Action.
--In closing, let me reiterate my vote of thanks for your warm welcome and thank you so much
for your attention.